GET AN ERIE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY CARD ONLINE!
B&ECPL Online Library Card Application http://vf.buffalolib.org/vufind/OnlineSignup/Home/ has been updated and expanded. Most youth and adult residents of Erie County are now able to register online for a library card!
Applicants, 17 and up, will fill out the Adult Card application and receive a full privilege card.
Full privilege= access to online resources (ebook, audio books, Freegal, databases, Internet access in library buildings, as well as ability to check out physical items (books, DVDs, CDs, etc.)
Youth applicants, 16 and younger, are able to apply for one of two card types:
· If a parent/guardian fills in the consent area of the form, the applicant will receive a full privilege Youth Card. Parents will have an opportunity to change the profile to restrict video or Internet permissions upon receipt of the physical card.
· If the parent/guardian section is not completed, the applicant will receive a Student Digital Card. A Student Digital Card is enabled for online services only, including Overdrive/Libby, Freegal, and homework help via the research databases, etc. These cards cannot be used to check out library materials, nor do they allow the cardholder to access the Internet on a library computer. The card can be upgraded by visiting any library location with the parent/guardian.
All successful applicants receive their library card numbers via email. The physical cards are mailed to each cardholder’s home address.
All library cards, regardless of profile or current status, are able to take advantage of the library’s online resources. For example, if someone already has a library card, but it is blocked due to fines, they can still access Overdrive/Libby, databases and Freegal.
About Fines: Please note (and spread the word) that our Read Down Your Fines https://www.buffalolib.org/blog/read-down-your-fines-july-1-december-31-2020 program is running through December 31, 2020 and can be done entirely from home.
For more information, please contact Maria at the phone number below.
Librarian, Teen Services and Outreach
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY 14203