Get a Library Card

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Any Colorado resident or student in-state attending a Colorado college or university may obtain a free Denver Public Library Card.

eCard

Registering online for an eCard allows you to place holds and provides immediate access to hundreds of useful research databases, and the following eMedia resources:

  eBooks Audio eBooks Movies TV Music eMagazines
Bookflix for Kids            
Flipster            
Kanopy*            
Music Online            
OverDrive            
RB Digital            
TumbleBooks            
Volume            

* Kanopy is available to Denver residents only.

eCards expire after 4 years. Present a picture ID at any Denver Public Library location, prior to expiration, to ensure continued access to library eMedia resource accounts and to extend your privileges with a permanent library card. Some services, like Udemy, are not available with eCards.

Permanent Library Card

A permanent card is required to:

Applicants 13 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian with picture ID and proof of address to receive a full privilege library card.

* A library card is required to reserve and use library computers, with the exception of 15 minute express computers. Customers who are unable to provide proof of Colorado address may be issued a Computer User Card, valid at all DPL Locations.

Other Types of Cards

Lost Library Cards

If you need to replace your library card for any reason, and you use the following services, please update your account information:

  • Interlibrary Loan/Request It - Register for a new Request It account with your new library card number. Interlibrary Loan staff will merge the two accounts.
  • Libby: Verify your library card in the Libby app or Contact Overdrive Support for assistance.
  • Kanopy: In your Kanopy account, reactivate your membership or contact Kanopy Support for assistance.

For the complete list of features and benefits see more about your library card account.

For more information about your rights and library card privileges see the Privacy and Borrower's policies.