Get a Library Account

Start by choosing either an all-access card or an online library eCard. There may be some restrictions based upon where you live. If you have a physical KCLS library card, you have an all-access account.

Not sure which is the right card for you? See below.

All-Access Card

Available to King County residents and property owners, and Seattle residents, but not Yarrow Point or Hunts Point. Residents of reciprocal library communities may also apply.

Apply online for an all-access card, finish by activating your card in person at any KCLS library. You will need proof of address and photo ID that shows your date of birth. See our downloadable application for complete details. 

With your all-access card you can:

• Check out print books, magazines, CDs, and DVDs from the library.
• Reserve and use public computers 
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• Use the online library of eBooks, magazines, films, and music 
• Access online learning, classes, tutorials, language lessons, test prep, and certification 
• Search databases, do research and find business and investment information

Online Library eCard

Available to King County residents and property owners, outside of Seattle, Yarrow Point, and Hunts Point. 

With your eCard you can:

Apply and confirm online
• Use your eCard account immediately
• Use the online library of eBooks, magazines, films, and music
• Access online classes, tutorials, language lessons, test prep, and certification
• Search databases, do research and find business and investment information

Your new eCard account number and PIN arrives quickly by email.

Later you will also receive a confirmation number by mail. You will need to go to kcls.org/confirmaccount and provide the confirmation number from the letter in order to confirm your account.

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