September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

A month of reasons to own an Alexandria Library card or visit Alexandria Library. For more information on how to sign-up for a free library card, visit any Alexandria Library location or apply for a card online

*Requires signing in with library card. **Only available onsite. ***Requires Remote User Authentication for off-site access.

1. Check out our newest books and find one to read.

2. Download an eBook with OverDrive* or Freading*.

3. Download and listen to an audiobook with OverDrive* & OneClickdigital*.

4. Enroll in an online course* today, choosing from hundreds of online courses including introduction to Microsoft Office products, Adobe products, and web design.

5. Read full digital copies of your favorite magazines on a computer, tablet, or mobile device with Zinio*.

6. Stream and download free music*, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. Download 5 songs per week—they’re free, and yours to keep!

7. Find great librarian recommended books for kids of all ages!

8. Find a new-to-you fiction or non-fiction pick recommended by library staff.

9. Access free career development tools with Cypress Resume Builder* and Testing and Education Reference Center*.

10. Check out your favorite magazines to read at home.

11. Learn a new language without leaving home with the help of the Mango Database*. Hablas español?

12. Get your child ready for Kindergarten with Miss Humblebee's Academy*, a play-based, fully interactive and fun learning experience.

13. Research your family history for free in the Ancestry** online database, Family Search*, and the newly redesigned Heritage Quest***.

14. Join the discussion online and check out our new Goodreads Group

15. Looking for old photographs of Alexandria? Special Collections Branch has 10,000 photographs in its collections.

16. Check out a new DVD for this weekend's movie night.

17. Ask a librarian for answers via e-mail (card required for account look-ups).

18. Find a storytime for your little ones.

19. Schedule a time for your child, grade 1-6, to read aloud to a dog through the Alexandria Library's "Paws to Read" program with PAL (People Animals Love).

20. Plan your next road weekend trip with a plethora of travel books, both in print and online.

21. Manage your account and renew your library materials from the comfort of home.

22. Take a time machine to Alexandria’s past with materials from our Special Collections Branch.

23. Apply for a new U.S. Passport at Beatley Central Library.

24. Dive into the past and access Washington Post*** articles for dates starting back in 1877.

25. Can’t find what you want in our catalog? Suggest a purchase.

26. Need an exam proctored? Contact Beatley Central or Burke Branch to schedule a date & time.

27. It's your turn to be the book critic. When searching the catalog for titles you can read reviews and add your own.

28. Reserve a library meeting room for meetings of an educational, cultural or civic nature.

29. Want to learn the history of your Alexandria home? The Alexandria Library's Special Collections Branch has a wide range of resources available to help.

30. Make plans now to attend one of the Alexandria Library's popular Author Talks.


For more information on how to sign-up for a free library card, visit any Alexandria Library location or apply for a card online.