Library Card Registration FAQ

Everything you want to know about signing up for a library card online!

What is an eCard?

It is a virtual card that provides access to our collection of online resources.  This means you will get instant access to digital books and magazines, streaming movies, music, research databases and learning materials.   

Is it free?

Yes, library cards are free if you live in the Okanagan Regional Library’s service area.  

Who can get one?

Anyone living in the ORL’s service area.

How do I sign-up?

Here's the link: Register for an eCard.

What personal information does ORL store? 

ORL will securely store the following personal information for account purposes only: 

  • First and last name 
  • Date of birth 
  • Address, including postal code 
  • Phone number 
  • Email address 
  • Library card number 
  • Personal Identification Number (PIN)

View our Privacy Policy.

Can I sign my children up for a library card online? 

Yes! As a parent or guardian of a child under 13, you will need to enter your name, phone number and email on registration form. This section of the form will appear when you choose the birth year.

Will the eCard expire? 

Your eCard will be valid for 8 months. Visit a library location, bring your ID, and get your physical card with full membership benefits.   

What if I forget my eCard number? 

Please don't! At this time, we will not be able to replace your eCard number, so keep the number in a safe place. You will not be able to re-apply for a second eCard.

What can I use with my eCard?

Use all our online resources, such as:

  • eBooks and eAudiobooks
  • eMagazines and eNewspapers
  • Language learning
  • eMovies

Borrow up to 5 physical items at any library branch and place holds on up to 5 items at a time

Sorry, Interlibrary Loans (books borrowed from other BC Libraries) are not available to eCard holders.