NOTE: This post has been updated to reflect the removal of the age requirement for eCard access.
We're making it easier than ever to tap into the Library's vast array of electronic resources, from eBooks and audiobooks to streaming movies and television shows, magazines, newspapers, and more.
The Library now offers electronic library cards, just in time for all of you who will receive e-readers, tablets, and other new devices during the holidays. Sign up from anywhere and get immediate access to digital materials!
The Kansas City Public Library eCards are available to residents of the bi-state metropolitan area who are not already registered for standard library cards.
"You don't have to come into the Library or wait for a card to be mailed to you," says Joel Jones, the Library's deputy director of branch and library services. "You apply, get a card number, and get access."
The Library's entire collection of electronic resources — one of the largest and fastest growing in Kansas City — is free and likewise available to holders of standard Library cards. Among its offerings:
OVERDRIVE | Access more than 25,000 eBooks, 10,000 audio books, 500 videos.
FREEGAL | Choose from more than 7 million songs. Download (and keep) up to five a week or enjoy ad-free streaming.
HOOPLA | Enjoy hundreds of thousands of movies, television shows, albums, and audio books. Stream content online or temporarily download for remote viewing.
TUMBLEBOOKS | Choose from a collection of nearly 900 children's story books, chapter books, non-fiction books, and more.
DATABASES | Browse thousands of journals, magazines, newspapers, and books. Get help with homework. Prepare for a standardized test. Even create a business plan.
Registration for an eCard requires only an Internet connection. Go to kclibrary.org/ecard to get started.