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Get a digital library card

New to the Library? Welcome!

Digital Library Account 

  • Carol Stream residents aged 13+ may apply online for a digital-only account for full, immediate use of our digital resources. (To check out physical items, you'll need to visit the Library with address verification documents to sign up for a full-access account.)
  • >>> If you think you already have an account but have forgotten the number, please click on My Account and then click "Forgot Card" to answer security questions. 
  • When you are ready to visit the library for a full-access account, please bring in your Carol Stream residency verification documents to convert your digital-only account to full-access. You can get a library card in the Lobby or at Curbside Pickup.

Things you can do with your library card:

For everyone:

  • Access e-books and e-audiobooks through Overdrive. (To use this service on your mobile device, search your app store for Libby. You'll need your library card number to download books.
  • Stream music and videos through Hoopla. (We raised the maximum items per month during this time.)
  • Read all the latest current issues of your favorite magazines (over 2,900 of them!) with RB Digital
  • Get your craft on by watching tutorials on Creativebug.
  • Learn new skills on everything from software to accounting to videography with Lynda.com.

For teens and kids:

Questions?