Apply for an eCard

Do you want to use only online services, like eBooks or online resources? If you’re a Chicago resident and don't have a card (or your card has expired), you’re eligible for an eCard.

Apply now:

To learn more, see our eCard FAQs.

To check out physical materials, request an interlibrary loan or reserve a computer, apply for a card in person or visit any CPL location to convert your eCard to a card with full borrowing privileges.

Current, valid ID with name, photo and Chicago address is required when you convert your eCard.

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