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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.


books & more

Visit our Books & More page to 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 and staff reviews. And find out about all the events we have year round for book lovers.


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

ecollection – ebooks, emusic, emagazines

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

If you’re new, our Beginner’s Guide to the eCollection may be a good place to start.

Or access our services directly here:



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

Click HERE for the full list.