Your MCPL library card is the key to borrowing materials, downloading e-books, audiobooks, and music, using our research databases and online learning tools, and much more.

Read about library account eligibility and policies.

Get a Full-Service Library Card

Register in person at any branch, bringing proof of address and a photo ID. You may bring a completed printable registration form (also available in Spanish), but it is not required.

Get a Digital Library Card for Immediate Use New & Improved

The Digital Library Card may be used to place holds on desired titles and use most online services. Digital Library Cards are restricted to Maryland, D.C. and Virginia residents. Please exchange the digital library card for a full-service library card at any MCPL library. You will be asked to verify the information you entered with photo ID and proof of address.

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