Are you eligible for a Boston Public Library eCard?

The Boston Public Library eCard gives you instant access to thousands of ebooks, movies, audio files, magazines and more.


Your BPL eCard gives you access to:

  • Downloadable ebooks and multimedia
  • Research databases
  • Digital magazines through Zinio
  • Streaming media through Hoopla
  • Account creation in our online catalog


  • To register for an eCard, you must meet one of the following criteria:
  • You reside permanently in Massachusetts
  • You live in-state for part of the year to attend school
  • You commute to Massachusetts employer on a sustained and regular basis
  • You own property in Massachusetts