Residents of Orange County can get an eCard by registering online. An eCard provides access to online databases and downloadable eMedia. It may not be used to borrow, place holds on material from the library, nor is it valid for use of the public Internet computers and WiFi at the libraries. Patrons who already have an OC Public Libraries card already have this access and do not need an eCard. You may upgrade your eCard for full privileges by visiting one of our libraries and providing valid ID. Click here for requirements.



Thousands of fiction and nonfiction eBooks and eAudiobooks available for download.
Download the Libby app for an easy way to browse, download, read, and listen on your device!

Click HERE for additional info about how to setup your Overdrive/Libby account and how to access digital media on your device. 


Browse the eMagazine collection and read online with your computer/mobile device or read offline by downloading free RBDigital apps available for iOS, Android, or Kindle Fire.

Click HERE for additional info about how to setup your RB Digital account and how to access eMagazines on your device. 


Freegal is a free music service from your library.  Freegal offers access to about 15 million songs.

Click HERE for additional info about how to setup use Freegal and how to access digital media on your device. 



Who is eligible for an OC Public Libraries eCard?

Residents of Orange County, 18 and over, are able to register online for a library card type ECARD.

What if I don’t live in Orange County?

County of Orange employees who do not live in the County are able to use their work address to obtain an eCard.

What can I access with an eCard?

Patrons can access the eResources Overdrive, Freegal and RBDigital with future eResources to be added. This card type will not allow patrons to checkout physical items, place holds, or use the computers. 

How will I get my eCard number?

Patron will be emailed their eCard number, if the email is valid. If email is invalid or there is an issue with your account, please contact or contact the branch of your choice.

What if I already have a regular OC Public Libraries card?

If a patron registers for both an eCard and a regular card online, you will be contacted on which one you prefer. You may also contact the branch of your choice and they can provide you access to your account.

What if I would like a full-service card?

If patrons wish to upgrade their status on the card, they will need to visit a branch and provide valid ID.