e-Card Online Registration for Los Angeles Residents

With your e-card, you will have 24/7 access to Los Angeles Public Library's online services.

  • The e-card allows you, a Los Angeles city resident, to:
    • Access and use the library's electronic resources, placing information from articles and databases at your fingertips
    • Download best-selling e-media titles (Freegal Music not included) 24/7 to your PC at home or anywhere in the world.

Complete the online application to gain immediate access to the library's electronic resources. You will immediately receive your e-card number by e-mail.

The e-card does not allow you to reserve, access, or print from the library's Internet workstations. Freegal Music downloads and OneClickDigital e-media are not available with the e-card. Also, the e-card does not allow you to check out materials or place holds. A full-access library card is required for these services.

If you already have a Los Angeles Public Library card, you do not need an e-card. Your current card number can be used for electronic resources, accessing databases, checking out e-media, and placing holds.

Within two weeks you should receive a postcard in the mail asking you to confirm receipt of your e-card number and verifying your postal address. You will need to reply to this postcard by telephone or email to maintain your e-card for the 6 month term.

For more information about the library's e-card, read the FAQ

Los Angeles Public Library e-Card Application

Please fill out the application completely. The information submitted is used for library services only.

Last Name:
First Name:
Middle Initial (no period or other punctuation):
Mailing Address:
City:    State: CA
Zip Code:
Telephone: ( ) -
E-mail Address:
Confirm Email Address:
Date of Birth:
I accept responsibility for all e-media and materials accessed or charged to this card with or without my consent. I agree to observe all library rules; to promptly pay all charges; and to notify the library of any changes to this information.
I understand that all library materials, including books, audiovisual items, electronic databases and the Internet (World Wide Web), are available to all library users. I understand that I am responsible for my child's use of all library materials, including the Internet.