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start here with your library card

Apply online to receive a Library Card Number that you can use immediately to access our eCollection and public computers. This card number is good for 2 years.  Visit any Memphis Public Library with your documentation requirements to check out physical items. (Customers age 13 and up are invited to apply online.)

Visit our Start Here page for more details on obtaining a Library Card.

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books & more

Get tips on searching the catalog and getting your hands on popular items faster. Find resources to help you find your next book such as reading lists, children’s book bundles, and staff reviews. And find out about all the events we have year round for book lovers.

Visit our Books & More page for more information.

Check out e-books, e-audio, e-magazines, and e-music


Visit our eCollection for details on the various ways to access eBooks, eAudio, and eMagazines.

Visit our eCollection page for more information.

databases a to z

Browse our databases including access to magazines/newspapers, video tutorials, language learning, reference resources, and more.

Visit our Databases A to Z page for more details.

learn more

In addition to the above resources, we have many pages devoted to specific topics such as:

  • Business, Job and Careers
  • Health & Wellness
  • History
  • and more

Visit our Learn page for the full list.

Events at the Library

We have events for all ages from early childhood to seniors, including:

  • Youth literacy and STEAM events
  • Job and Career
  • Business Development
  • and more

Visit our Events Calendar for the full list. Filter the calendar by Event Type, Age Group, or Location.