Who can get an e-Card and how to apply
Only Fort Bend County residents, who do not currently have the standard library card, may apply online to get an e-Card. If using the online registration form, approved applicants should receive their e-Card number and PIN within three (3) business days.
What does a Fort Bend County Libraries e-Card provide?
Fort Bend County Libraries’ e-Cards are for users who are ONLY interested in the electronic resources of the library. (Full access to all library materials requires a standard library card.) With an e-Card, you may remotely borrow online e-books, music, streaming videos (e.g. movies, TV shows), and access nearly all of the electronic research resources available such as online databases and tutoring help. The e-Card does not allow for checking out physical library items (e.g. books, CDs, DVD, etc.).
If you currently have the standard library card, you will not need to get the e-Card because the standard card already allows greater access to library resources including electronic resources. You may not have both the standard card and the e-Card.
There is no charge for the e-Card. To be eligible, you must reside in Fort Bend County. There are no age restrictions.
Renewals of e-Cards
e-Cards are valid for one (1) year from the time of issuance. To renew, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Checking out items (e.g. e-books and other e-media) and usage of the e-Card
All items checked out, and/or information/resources accessed, are the responsibility of the cardholder. Parents/guardians are responsible for their child’s use of the library’s resources.
Overdue fines do not accrue on an e-Card account.