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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 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 calling one of our libraries. Click here for requirements.



Thousands of fiction and nonfiction eBooks and eAudiobooks as well as Digital Magazines 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. 


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. 


eCard FAQs

Any resident of Orange County, regardless of age, is able to register online for a library card type ECARD. 

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

Patrons can access the following eResources

  • Overdrive
  • BookFlix / TrueFlix
  • BrainHQ
  • Chilton Library
  • Encyclopedia Britannica Britannica Escolar
  • Explora
  • DataAxle
  • Freegal
  • Gale Courses
  • Hoopla
  • JobNow/VetNow
  • Learning Express
  • Literature Resource Center
  • Mango Languages
  • National Geographic Virtual Library
  • NYTimes
  • Opposing Viewpoints
  • Teaching Books
  • Universal Class
  • World Book Early Learning

This card type will not allow patrons to checkout physical items, place holds, or use the computers. 

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.

If a patron registers online for both an eCard and a regular card, 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.

Patrons who wish to change from an eCard to a full-service card may do so by calling their local branch.