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LIBRARY CARD SIGN UP

 

PLEASE NOTE

Before beginning the online registration process please note:

  • THIS ONLINE REGISTRATION IS TEMPORARY. 
  • YOUR TEMPORARY CARD WILL EXPIRE IN 14 DAYS.
  • Upon completion, you will be provided a 6-digit temporary ID number. Write down this number or print it for your records.
  • It is recommended that you use the last 4-digits of your telephone number as a PIN. You will need both the 6-digit Temporary ID and your new PIN number to access library resources.
  • It is recommended that you enter an e-mail address to receive automated e-mail notifications about your account.
  • If the online registration system detects that you already have a library card in our system, the temporary patron number will be deleted or the system will not issue you a card number. 
  • To get a permanent card please stop by a local branch with proof of your current street address and a valid photo ID.

 

 

SIGN UP

In order to sign up you will need:

  • Name
  • Address, City, State, & ZIP
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Create a PIN
  • Choose a library branch
  • Visit a branch within 14 days to get a permanent card with a valid photo ID and proof of address.

 

 SIGN UP NOW

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

    Will the temporary card expire?

Yes. The Alexandria Library's 6-digit temporary ID number is a 14-day card number. You will have 14 days to use the card before it expires. You should visit the Circulation Desk at any library branch with the temporary card number and the required identification in order to receive a permanent library card.

 

Can I use the temporary card number online?

A temporary card also gives you access to most researchable databases.  You will not have access to online learning (Gale Courses / Universal Class), or digital/downloadable materials (eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, music or films).

 

Can I use the library's computers with an temporary card number?

No. The 6-digit Temporary ID number will not work with any of the computers in the library's system. You will need to visit the Circulation Desk with your temporary 6-digit number and required identification and receive a permanent library card.

 

Can I place holds on library materials with my temporary card number?

Yes. You have full access to the online catalog where you can place holds on materials.  

 

My temporary card stopped working and the library is closed. I cannot get anything!

You will need to visit the Circulation Desk at any library branch on the next business day.