(Kansas City, Missouri) - The Kansas City Public Library is making it easier than ever to tap into its vast array of electronic resources, from e-books and audiobooks to streaming movies and television shows, magazines, newspapers, and more.
Beginning Monday, December 22, 2014 — just in time for recipients of e-readers, tablets, and other new devices at Christmas — the Library will offer electronic library cards that are obtainable from home and give users immediate access to digital materials.
The Kansas City Public Library eCards are available to residents of the bi-state metropolitan area who are 13 or older and not registered for standard library cards.
"You don't have to come into the Library or wait for a card to be mailed to you," says Joel Jones, the Library's deputy director of branch and library services. "You apply, get a card number, and get access."
The Library's entire collection of electronic resources — one of the largest and fastest growing in Kansas City — is free and likewise available to holders of standard Library cards. Among its offerings:
Registration for an eCard requires only an Internet connection. Go to kclibrary.org/ecard.