Boston Public Library eCard
Boston Public Library eCards are virtual library cards that allow users to instantly use all of the Library’s remotely-accessible electronic resources. It is available to any state resident who is 13 years of age or older, in-state student or employee, or Massachusetts property owner.
With an eCard you can access:
- An account in BPL’s online catalog that allows you to rate, review, and share the books, movies, and music that you love
- Electronic Resources, a large variety of databases, including full text magazine, journal and newspaper articles, subject-specific literature, and art and music
- Downloadable eBooks, Audio, Video, and Music from BPL’s own collection
- Digital Magazines to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or smartphone
- Streaming Media that includes movies, television episodes, music, and audio books
If you wish to check out library materials or reserve museum passes you may upgrade to a standard BPL card at one the Libraries’ branches.