September is Library Card Sign-up Month!

By Kate C. RSS Fri, August 28, 2020

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and we just wanted to remind you that securing your very own Free Library of Philadelphia library card is both easy and so worth it!

Normally, during non-COVID times, you can sign up either online or in-person at any of our 54 neighborhood libraries, but while our buildings are still closed to the public, we hope you’ll take advantage of the online option. Anyone who lives, works, pays taxes, or attends school in the city of Philadelphia is eligible for a Free Library card, so spread the word!

Your Free Library card connects you to thousands of books, DVDs, CDs, and other materials from our catalog, and grants you instant access to our collections of digital media, online databases, free public computers with wireless internet access (when buildings are open), and so much more!

Here are some more highlights:

  • Stream movies, TV, music, and audiobooks directly to your computer or mobile device using Hoopla or Kanopy
  • Take online classes taught by industry experts using
  • Learn a new language (or brush up on an old one) at your own pace using Mango Languages
  • Get live, online access to a tutor every day from 10:00 a.m. to midnight for K-12, college students, and adults using Homework Help Online

That doesn’t even begin to 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 social media throughtout September, 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!

Not sure if you have a card, or maybe you signed up years ago and can't remember your login info? Check our website for more info!

Already have your card in hand? Help a friend or family member secure theirs today! It’s the gift that keeps on giving!

Have a question for Free Library staff? Please submit it to our Ask a Librarian page and receive a response within two business days.

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Am I able to sign up and access this stuff living in Delaware ??
Stelios charalambous - Newark de
Friday, August 28, 2020

Hi Stelios, unfortunately we no longer offer paid out-of-state cards. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Kate C. - Philadelphia
Friday, August 28, 2020

I love the read books a lot even at the library
Aprilrose cotto Dever - 847 E russell St Phila pa 19134
Sunday, August 30, 2020

I had a card that expired
Sion Segal - Bryn Mawr
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

I love to read and love libraries
Lisa Fenton - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

I will to renew my Library card
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

I live in Philadelphia Pa. and need a new card.
Sabrina Wood - philadelphia
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Hi all! Learn more about library cards here:
Kate - Philadelphia
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

How can I get a library card?
Robert Hirsh - Merion Station, PA
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

I want to get a library card
Marjorie Muecke - Philadelphia
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Already member just verifying
Beth Haller - Abington PA
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Looking forward to signing up
Bernice Clifton - Philadelphia
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

New card.
Jacquan K Moses - Philadelphia
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Love to read ebooks
Andrea Goff - Philadelphia
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

I need a new card
Loretta Howard - PHILADELPHIA
Thursday, September 3, 2020

How do I know I'm signed up after this?
Sumera - Philadelphia
Thursday, September 3, 2020

This is new, but I hope it works as I like reading at times.
Vida Smith - Philadelphia
Thursday, September 3, 2020

kathy renne - Philadelphia
Friday, September 4, 2020

Love readimg
VICKI L HOFFMAN - New Bethlehem
Sunday, September 6, 2020

Margaret Jean Parker - Philadelphia Pa
Monday, September 7, 2020

I will love to read a book
Elijah - philadelphia
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

I used to have a card when I lived in Philly, at 816 Montrose St, Phila, 19147.
roxana pierson - Glenolden
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Lovett Library
George Boudreau - 7114 Boyer, Philadelphia 19119
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Can I get a Philly library card, living out here? I have a Glenolden library card, and used to have a philly card. Thanks.
roxana pierson - Glenolden, PA 19036
Saturday, September 12, 2020

What a great idea to let many people know about getting a Phila. library card. Thank you.
Vera Konefsky - Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, September 12, 2020

Koudie Sylla - Philadelphia
Sunday, September 13, 2020

Hi Roxana! Yes, PA residents can obtain a card. More here:
Kate C. - Philadelphia
Monday, September 14, 2020

i love it
samir - Mount Laurel To
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Shelby D Raines - Philadelphia
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

I would like a free library card for Philadelphia.
Irene Trindle - New Hope, PA
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

I Been to Overbrook Park Library! Because I Love Overbrook Park Library in West Philly!
Stephen E. Bynum III - Overbrook Park Library
Sunday, September 20, 2020

Looking Forward to Receiving my new card
Sondra Shannon - 437 E. Hortter St Philadelphia PA
Sunday, September 20, 2020

I need a library card so I can download ebooks to my kindle
James foley - Doylestown pa
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

this is great, thanks.
TOM ALTAMURO - 816 N. Victoria ave.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

I miss going to the library to get physical copies of books. But I am glad that they offer digital books.
Katherine N - Philadelphia
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Thank you
Linda Joseph - Philadelphia
Thursday, September 24, 2020

I would like to sign up for a library card
Phyllis Conners - Philadelphia
Sunday, September 27, 2020