Get a Library Account

Get a Library Account

Start by choosing either an all-access card or an online library eCard. If you already have a physical King County Library System card, you have an all-access account.

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

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All-Access Library Card

Available to King County residents and property owners and Seattle residents.

If you live or own property in Yarrow Point or Hunts Point, you can't get an All-Access card.

If you live or own property in reciprocal library communities, you may also apply.

With your all-access library card, you can:

  • Apply online and get your library card in the mail or in person.
  • Check out print books, magazines, CDs, and DVDs from the library.
  • 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.

If you already have a physical King County Library System card, you have an all-access account.

You can activate your all-access library card in person at a library during normal open hours. You will need proof of address and photo ID that shows your date of birth. You'll receive instructions to complete the process when you get your card in the mail.

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Online Library eCard

Available to King County residents and property owners, except those listed below. 

If you live or own property in Seattle, Yarrow Point, or Hunts Point, you can’t get an eCard. (If you live in Seattle, you can get an All-Access Library Card.)

With your library 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.

Do you already have an eCard? Would you like to be able to check out physical materials? Ask us about how to change your account to an All-Access account.

Your new library eCard account number and PIN arrives by email right after you apply. Don’t see a message? Please Iook in your spam or clutter folder.

In about 10 days, you will also receive a confirmation number by regular mail. You will need to go to our account confirmation page. Then, enter the number from the letter to confirm your account.

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