Apply for an eCard

If you're a Chicago resident 14 or older and have never had a Chicago Public Library card, you're eligible for an eCard. (Under 14? You're eligible too, but your parent or guardian should complete this application for you.)

Use you eCard to check out eBooks and eAudiobooks, access our online resources, and place holds on books, DVDs or CDs.

To check out physical materials or reserve a library computer, you can convert your eCard to a card with full borrowing privileges by visiting any CPL location and showing photo ID and proof of Chicago residency.