How to Get a Library Card

Get a free eCard while we are closed for the COVID-19 Health Emergency

Don't have a library card? Signup for a free eCard without the need to visit our library.

By using this form, you are registering online as a patron of the Milwaukee County Federated Library System. As all Milwaukee County Libraries are currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this card will give you immediate access to online resources until 06/30/2020. Use it to download or stream ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music, and magazines. Physical materials cannot be checked out with an eCard.


When we reopens, you can turn this into a regular library card that will allow you to check out physical items and online resources. This card will be active for two years. To do this, bring two forms of identification (one with your legal name and one with your legal name and address) in person to the library to complete your Library Card Registration. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to complete the registration process.