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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.   (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.


business and entrepreneurship

Browse our Business including popular services such as JobLINC, ReferenceUSA, Lynda.com, Gale Entrepreneur and more. Click HERE for more information.


college prep

Find information on ACT/SAT test preparation, scholarships, virtual tours of campuses, and more. Click HERE for more information.


community information & referral

If you are looking for help, or want to provide someone with help, just dial 2-1-1 to reach the community information and referral resources of LINC, the Library Information Center at the Memphis Public Libraries. LINC, in conjunction with United Way of the Mid-South, is the local source for community resources. Click HERE for more information and to access their community database.


computers & technology

Find information on computer classes, online learning, computers at the library, technology eBooks and eMagazines, and more. Click HERE for more information.


cooking & food

Access food related eBooks, eMagazines, and more. Find your next recipe, get inspired, or pick up some new healthy habits. Click HERE for more information.


gardening

Find information on our Seed Library, Books, eBooks, eMagazines, online reference and databases, and more. Visit HERE to get started.


health & wellness

Find eBooks, eMagazines, online reference and databases, and the home of our Virtual Health Information Center with links to reliable health information. Visit HERE to get started.


history, genealogy, social sciences

Find information on local history such as the Memphis/Shelby County Room, historical maps and photographs as well as our digital archives, Dig Memphis. Access genealogical resources and other resources for U.S./World History and Social Sciences. Click HERE for more information.


job and careers

Browse our Job and Career services including popular services such as JobLINC, ReferenceUSA, Lynda.com, and more. Find resources to help you improve your skills or find a job. Click HERE for more information.


language learning

Access online language courses, eBooks, and more. Click HERE for more information.


law and government

Access city codes, court decisions, legal assistance, government publications on various topics, our Informed Voter section aimed at voter education, and our Immigration/Citizenship page. Click HERE to learn more.


nonprofit resource center

Find information on the Nonprofit Resource Center, a special collection located in the Business/Sciences Department (3rd floor, Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library). For over 40 years, we’ve supported the Memphis community as a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center by Candid. As an Access member of this international network, Memphis Public Libraries provides free access to the best and most comprehensive information available on foundation and corporate giving. Click HERE for more information.


personal finance

Here you’ll find eBooks, magazines, video tutorials, and the online home of our Personal Finance Center. Click HERE to learn more.


The school connection

A collection of resources for educators with links to specific resources aimed at various grade levels. Click HERE for more information.

students

Resources for students broken down by Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, and College Prep. Click HERE for more information.


travel

Planning for a vacation? Access travel books, eBooks, eMagazines, and more. Click HERE for more information.


questions?

Visit or call the Library or submit a question online.