September Is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

By Kate C. RSS Thu, August 30, 2018

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and we want to make sure you know that securing your very own Free Library of Philadelphia library card is both easy and valuable!

You can sign up online, or sign up in person at any one of our 54 neighborhood library locations around the city. Anyone who lives, works, pays taxes, or attends school in the city of Philadelphia is eligible for a Free Library card, and out-of-state residents can obtain a card by paying an annual fee of $50 (which must be paid with credit card following completion of the online application).

Your Free Library card connects you to thousands of books, DVDs, CDs, and other research materials from our catalog, and grants you instant access to our collections of digital media, online databases, free public computers with wifi, and so much more.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • Stream movies, TV, music, and audiobooks directly to your computer or mobile device using Hoopla or Kanopy
  • Read and download your favorite magazines online using RBDigital
  • Take online classes taught by industry experts using
  • Learn a new language (or brush up on an old one) using Mango Languages or Duolingo
  • Sign in to Brainfuse to interface with a tutor and get homework help
  • Access books and other resources that the Free Library doesn’t have through our Interlibrary Loan program

That doesn’t even scratch the surface, so be sure to browse our website and dig into all of the Free Library's offerings. And be sure to stay connected to the Free Library on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram this month, as we’ll be sharing some fun facts about library cards and the resources you can take advantage of at the library. When you get your card, snap a selfie with it and tag us using the #LibraryCardSignUp hashtag so we can share in the excitement!

Already have your card in hand? Help a friend or family member secure theirs today!

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S1uch an awesome and generous idea, loaning digital books.
Aleaha Brown
Saturday, September 8, 2018

would like the library card mail to my home address 4749 N. Camac St Phila . Pa. 19141
Deborah Ponds - Philadelphia
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

would like the library card mail to my home address 1319 st Vincent st Philadelphia, PA 19120
Cindy Varela - Philadelphia
Sunday, September 16, 2018

Hi Cindy & Deborah: Please visit this link to secure a library card: (or visit a Free Library location!) We recommend deleting your comments so your addresses don't remain public!
Kate C. - Philadelphia
Monday, September 17, 2018