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Mar 20, 2020

The LA County Library Is Offering Free Temporary Digital Library Cards.

LA County Library is issuing free digital cards during the lockdown. They have a wide variety of programs aside from reading e-books and we’re thrilled to share them with you.

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The LA County Library is accepting all submissions from anyone who would like a digital card in the Los Angeles area. This being known, you should also be aware that the wait times are slightly longer than usual for your digital card to populate give them a day or two. Below are all the available programs once you have registered for your card.

Your temporary digital library card grants you access to: 

  • OverDrive and Libby– Borrow up to 15 eBooks and audiobooks. No need to worry about returns – eBooks automatically expire at the end of the lending period.
  • Kanopy – Stream independent, international, classic, and documentary films, with 10 play credits per month. Enjoy temporary unlimited access (through mid-April) to Kanopy for Kids with educational content like Sesame Street and Arthur.
  • Hoopla – Borrow up to 8 eBooks, audiobooks, movies, or TV shows per month.
  • RB Digital – Download popular magazines including US Weekly, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Wired, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and more.
  • Lynda.com – View instructional videos in a wide range of topics, including business, technology, design, and more.
  • Mango Languages – Learn over 20 languages with free, self-paced classes, plus ESL courses in Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, and more.
  • Brainfuse – Get online tutors daily from 12 – 10 pm for K to college students and adult learners. From math to science, resume to essay review, and GED to citizenship prep, there’s a tutor for you!