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Get a library card digitally to help with social distancing

Posted at 3:22 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 00:25:26-04

HELENA — The Lewis and Clark Library now has the ability for people to get emergency library cards online.

Library Director John Finn says the move was made in order to make online library services available to all residents of Lewis and Clark County during the COVID-19 closure.

“We want to ensure that everyone who needs access to online library materials has access during this time,” explained Finn. “With everyone social distancing at home and students trying to complete course work online, we want to people to have access to our vast eMedia collections.”

The Library’ digital resources contain thousands of items including: eBooks, eMagazines, eAudiobooks and streaming videos.

Signing up for a library card online is simple:

1. Visit www.lclibrary.org and under the “Get Started” tab select “Get a Library Card.”

2. Complete the online form and call the Library to get a physical card number

3. Select a PIN when you fill out the online form. You will need PIN number to check out online materials.

4. You will need to provide proof of residency when we reopen and you pick up your library card.

5. All Emergency Cards are good for 6 months.

Despite the closure, Librarians will still be answering phones at the Main Branch Monday through Friday from 10 in the morning until 6 at night.

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