Temporary Library Cards

Lake Forest residents who do not currently have a library card can now request a temporary card. Your temporary card ensures you are able to access eBooks and eAudiobooks, streaming movies, databases, online learning tools, and more, from anywhere, 24/7. If you run into any issues, please contact us at reference@lakeforestlibrary.org

Getting Started

  1. Request your temporary card by completing the form on this page.
  2. Library staff will receive and process your request. Requests sent after 5:00 pm will be processed the following weekday.
  3. You will receive an email with your temporary card number and instructions for accessing your Library account online.
  4. You can immediately begin using your library card to access resources on the Library website:

    eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming movies and TV shows, music, and more at Download & Stream

    Online learning, tutorials, Great Courses, databases, and more at Research & Learn

Request a Card




Don't Let it Expire

Your temporary card will expire August 1, 2020. To prevent your card from expiring:

  1. Once the Library reopens, come in and bring proof of your identity and current address. (Details at lakeforestlibrary.org/card.)

  2. We will verify and update the information in your library account as needed, then give you your physical card which will not expire for 3 years.

  3. We're glad you now have full access to the Library and all borrowing privileges!