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What is an e-Card?


A free e-Card is available to Contra Costa County residents only.
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With your e-Card you can:

  •  get immediate access to the Library's online databases, California Missions, Cliffs Notes, and TumbleBook Library.
  •  place holds on or request items
  •  request LINK+ items, but not until the day after you apply for the e-Card

NOTE:  e-Cards ARE NOT VALID for use with eBooks on the OverDrive and ENKI platforms, nor for use with Kanopy Movies, or Discover & Go.

Visit us in-person at any Community Library to exchange the e-Card for a full-access library card.

A full-access library card is required to:

  •     use Discover & Go (Contra Costa County residents only)
  •     check out materials
  •     use library computers or reserve library computers
  •     download OverDrive or ENKI eBooks.

Any resident of California can apply for a full-access library card by visiting a Community Library with valid ID and proof of current address.

e-Cards expire after 1 year, or when you upgrade to a full-access card.

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