Temporary e-cards provide instant access to library resources online

If you do not have a Hennepin County Library card and would like to apply for a card to access online resources while we are temporarily closed, Hennepin County residents and property owners can apply online to get a temporary e-card.

If you already have a library card registered with Hennepin County Library, you can continue to use it and do not need to apply for an e-card.

Like regular library cards, temporary e-cards provide instant access to library resources online, including eBooks and other downloads, plus more than 150 online resources for learning and research.

See all online resources available from your library.

Due to vendor contracts, temporary e-cards are available to Hennepin County residents and property owners only.

Temporary e-cards:

  • Provide full access to the library’s online resources, including eBooks and other downloads.
  • Do not allow you to place holds or check out physical materials.
  • Will expire 30 days after Hennepin County libraries reopen.

After libraries reopen, you can apply for a regular library card with full borrowing privileges. If you do this before your temporary e-card expires, any holds you have on digital materials will transfer to your new account.

Apply for a temporary e-card