Get a LIBRARY CARD today!
The Library may be closed, but that can’t stop you from getting, and using, your very own card - your key to all of the Library’s amazing online resources. Now is the perfect time to sign up, because your card gives you immediate access to streaming hit movies, borrowing ebooks and audiobooks, and listening to music. You can read more about online resources currently available on the Library's website.
Ready to get your card? We thought so! The good news is that if you live, work, or go to school in Massachusetts, you’re eligible for a Cambridge Public Library card via the Minuteman Network. Isn’t that awesome?
Here’s how to apply for a Cambridge Public Library Card online:
To register, navigate to the Minuteman Library Network’s sign-up form at https://library.minlib.net/selfreg on your internet browser. The Cambridge Public Library is a member of the Minuteman Library Network, a consortium of over 40 libraries in Massachusetts. The sign-up form is going to look like this:
Fill out the form with your information, including a valid email address. A barcode and username will be emailed to you. And that’s it – you’re registered!
If you’re a Cambridge resident, you’re now eligible for all of the online resources listed on the Cambridge Public Library website. Non-Cambridge residents still have plenty of options to choose from, too – at the time of writing, Overdrive and Flipster are both available to non-Cambridge residents with a Cambridge Public Library card.
*Note that your temporary card won't let you check out physical library materials like books, DVDs and STEAM kits - for those, you'll need to finish your registration in person when the Library reopens. And your online library card is valid for up to 6 months.
The Cambridge Public Library Foundation looks forward to sharing more information about expanded access to electronic resources in the coming weeks. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay in the loop!
The Cambridge Public Library Foundation is dedicated to supporting the Cambridge Public Library and its programs that educate, inspire and respond to the needs of our diverse community.