There is nothing more empowering than getting your own library card. It gives you access to technology, resources and services to pursue your passions and dreams. Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the American Library Association and libraries unite in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card. This year, however, library cards have proven to be more important than ever.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Chandler Public Library has continued to provide services, just operating a little differently to keep everyone safe. While the Chandler Public Library works to ensure the safety of visitors and staff, it also realizes the importance of providing books, information and resources to the community, especially when they may not be able to connect with others in person.
In the past few months, while dealing with a closure and re-opening with limited hours, the library has continued to offer CloudLibrary ebooks and audio ebooks, streaming video on Kanopy, magazines offered online by Flipster, downloadable music from Freegal, as well as resources for students and others doing research of all sorts. All of these resources are accessible at no charge with a valid library card.
If you don't have a library card yet and you wish to use these online services, the Chandler Public Library is pleased to offer eCards. Maricopa County Residents can complete an online registration form and receive an eCard number that allows access to online resources including research resources, ebooks, Flipster magazines, Lynda.com and more. eCard users may upgrade to a full-access card (allowing checkout of physical items from the library) by visiting a library location and presenting a photo ID and proof of current address.