If you have been meaning to stop by your local library branch to sign up for a library card – but missed your window before the closure due to the COVID-19 outbreak – a new type of library card is now available! The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District today announced their new instant, digital eCard, that local residents can sign up for directly on the the library website at https://LVCCLD.org/GetCarded.
Availability of the new eCards begins March 24, 2020, and is set to expire on June 30, 2020. At that time, the Library District will assess public response to the new digital card.
This eCard was created to give the public expanded online access to LVCCLD.org during the Library District’s closure. As soon as the Library District reopens, the public is encouraged to visit their nearest branch and complete the sign-up process for a permanent library card. They just need to bring a valid photo ID and proof of address.
“Due to the Library District’s closure over the COVID-19 crisis, we wanted to create a digital library card that the public could easily access from home and begin using on the spot,” said Dr. Ronald Heezen, executive director, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. “If you don’t already have a library card, we invite you to #GetCarded by signing up online to access our free world of discovery, which includes entertainment, education, and career support.”
The new eCard allows the public instant access using a card number and PIN, which is assigned by the website, so that you can start downloading and streaming everything from the Library District’s vast, free collection – from eBooks, audio books, comic books, magazines & newspapers to movies, music, TV shows, and eResources that help you learn new skills and sharpen old ones. Everything is accessible through smart phones and web browsers.
The Library District’s free catalog of eResources includes hundreds of options to choose from, such as Lynda.com, a video library of over 3,000 engaging, top-quality courses on business, software, technology, and creative skills taught by industry experts; Rosetta Stone, a tutorial that offers 30 languages and 50 hours of instruction; and Socrates, a learning tool that performs like a video game, helping kids practice math, science, and English language arts (just one of the many learning options available for kids and teens.)
Please check the Library District website often for information on community resources and updates during the COVID-19 outbreak.
[The new eCard does not INSERT a permanent library card. As soon as the Library District reopens, the public is encouraged to visit their nearest branch and complete the sign-up process for a permanent library card. They should bring a valid photo ID and proof of address.]
About Las Vegas-Clark County Library District
The award-winning Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is an independent taxing entity that serves a diverse community across 8,000 square miles. Through its 25 branches and website, the Library District offers a collection of 3.2 million items consisting of books, movies, music (including streaming and downloadable), online resources, as well as free programs for all ages. The Library District is a vibrant and vital member of the community offering limitless learning; business and career advancement; government and social services support; and best of all, a place where customers find a sense of culture and community. For more information, please visit LVCCLD.org.