Get a Library Card

Don’t have a barcode? You can pre-register online for a temporary library card. PLEASE NOTE: Online Registration is for new cards only*.

*If you already have a library card: For accounts created prior to 2017, Your Password is your 7 digit phone number (no spaces, no dash) we have listed on your account. Otherwise, your Password is the last 4 digits of your primary phone number, unless you have changed it. You can change the default setting by logging into My Account.

*If you need to renew or replace your library card: please visit your nearest Erie County Public Library branch.

  • Online registrations become active immediately.
  • You can place up to 5 holds.
  • The ability to borrow digital and print materials requires a physical library card.

You have 10 business days to come to the library with identification to pick up your card. If you are under 15, you will need to have a parent or legal guardian co-sign your registration when you pick up your physical card.

PLEASE NOTE: This application is a CONTRACT, so read it carefully. Please bring your photo ID with proof of current address to your nearest library branch to obtain your permanent card.

Borrower’s Agreement:

I will:

  • Be financially responsible for material borrowed with this card.
  • Inform the library if my residence or email address changes.
  • Monitor the material my child selects and checks out on this card.
  • Pay all fines/charges for the late return, loss of or damage to all material borrowed on this card.
  • Report a lost/stolen card immediately; I am solely responsible for lost/stolen items on my card until I report it lost/stolen.

The library will:

  • Hold parent/guardian solely responsible for ensuring material borrowed by their child/ward is appropriate. The library’s collection serves a wide diversity of customers and therefore contains material some could feel is inappropriate.
  • Hold parent/guardian of a minor (those age 18 and under) responsible for fines/charges for late return of or damage to material borrowed with this card until the card expires.