Getting a Library Card

                                         

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WHAT DO I NEED TO GET A LIBRARY CARD?

Applicants are required to present two forms of identification, one photo ID and one showing their current address.  Applicants under the age of 18 must have a parent/legal guardian present when they apply for a library card.     

 

DIGITAL LIBRARY CARD-You can use apps like Hoopla and Overdrive to download or stream books, graphic novels, children’s picture books, movies, music and more!   Apply HERE!

 

WHAT CAN I DO WITH MY CARD? 

You know you can check out books at the library with your card, but did you know that there are tons of other great things you can do with your library card? 

 

DOWNLOAD E-BOOKS

Don’t have time to go get a book at the library or don’t like carrying extra things?  With your library card linked to apps like Overdrive, you can borrow and download countless e-0books, audiobooks, and more!

 

LEARN NEW CAREER SKILLS

No matter what you do, it’s never too late to improve existing skills or learn new ones.  Platforms like LinkedIn Learning are available online for training and help in your job search.  You can sign up for a free account using your library card number. 

 

BUILD A FAMILY TREE

Online research tools such as Ancestry.com (Use in the library only), African American Heritage, and Heritage Quest online are amazing resources for anyone who wants to look into the past-and it’s all free with your library card. 

 

LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE

If you’ve always wanted to learn a new language but can’t afford the classes, Mango Languages is a free service available to you.  With your library card, you can access online learning programs for over 70 different languages. 

 

RENT MOVIES AND MUSIC FOR FREE

You have access to thousands of movies, television shows and music choices with your library card.  The library is filled with new and classic CDs and DVDs that you can borrow for free using your library card. 

 

HOMEWORK HELP

Whether you’re studying for an SAT or doing elementary school homework, platforms like Explora can help you achieve your goals and prepare for future success.  The best part-it’s free to use with your library card. 

 

STREAM FREE ENTERTAINMENT

You can use your library card to access thousands of movies, television shows, audiobooks, e-books, and music.  Cardholders can use streaming platforms such as Hoopla for free!

 

USE OUR ONLINE REFERENCE COLLECTION TO LEARN ALMOST ANYTHING!

Use our Online Reference Collection to learn a new craft with Creativebug, find out how to fix your car with Chilton Library, or look up medical information with Merck Manuals.  Go to www.findlaylibrary.org/dbases to learn, explore and research almost any topic!