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SJPL eLibrary Card

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/18/2020 - 1:00 PM
Woman typing in card number for virtual library card on her laptop from home.

While the library is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to ensure our community members that don’t have a library card can still apply for one through our new SJPL's eLibrary Card.

This new eLibrary Card will provide access to SJ Library’s online learning, electronic checkouts, streaming services, and downloads available through the San José Public Library.

Already have a regular library card? There's no need for an additional card. You can start using your card in the eLibrary right away. 

Who Is Eligible to Apply

  • All San Jose residents

How to Apply

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