Answered By: Sonoma County Librarian Tompkins
Last Updated: May 14, 2020     Views: 1167

eCards are temporary cards that can be created online. eCards can be used for borrowing and using electronic resources. These cards automatically expire after 120 days. Get an eCard now!

If eCard patrons would like to check out physical library materials, however, they must convert their eCard to a general or limited use library card. Adults should bring their eCard number along with photo ID to any branch to update the card. Children/youth under age 18 should bring their eCard number and will need a parent or guardian’s signature in order to update the eCard to a general library card, or can apply for a limited use card without an adult’s signature.

If you already have a general or limited use library card, you may allow another person to use your library card in person on your behalf. Library policy notes that library staff is not required to verify the identity of a patron: staff is entitled to rely upon a patron’s presentation of a library card as a representation that the patron is the subject cardholder or has consent of the cardholder.