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New self-registration streamlines access to Aurora Public Library resources
Posted on 08/31/2021
Just in time for National Library Card Sign Up Month, Aurora Public Library is excited to introduce self-registration for library cards – a new service that will streamline your access to library resources!

How Does Self-Registration Work?
When you visit our self-registration link, you'll fill out the library card application online to be issued a temporary library card number. With this temporary number, you'll have access to all of our digital resources, including eBooks, digital audiobooks, streaming music & movies and multiple research databases. In addition, you'll be able to place a hold on up to 5 library items. Be sure to bring your Photo ID with you when you come to pick up your materials, so we can issue you a permanent library card!

You have 190 days to visit your local branch library and pick up your permanent library card; just bring your Photo ID with you! If the address on your ID is different from your current address, be sure to bring along proof of address as well (i.e. utility bill, USPS Confirmation of Address Form, etc...). Once you have your permanent library card in hand, you'll be able to borrow books, DVDs, CDs, and more!

After 190 days, the temporary library card number will be deactivated and you'll need to re-apply for a permanent library card.


Why Should I Get A Library Card?
A library card will give you free access to all physical items in the library (over 250,00 books, audiobooks, DVDs and CDs) in addition to over 900,000 eResources (including eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, streaming movies and music). 
A library card also gives you access to a wide variety of databases! Aurora Public Library has resources for all ages, including ones to help develop early literacy skills, help cultivate a love of reading (like TumbleBooks) and homework help for grades K-12 (CultureGrams & LearningExpress are just two of the amazing aids we have)! 

We also have databases to help adults with continuing education, or simply explore new hobbies. The Auto Repair Source has videos and tutorials to help with DIY car repair, while LearningExpress not only can help you prepare for exams ranging from the GED or GREs to nursing school entrance exams. In addition, LearningExpress can also help plan your future career path through various interviewing and networking classes.

For bibliophiles among us, NoveList is one of the best reader's advisory resources available, allowing users to search for more information about authors and titles, providing links for book club discussion questions, finding read-alike titles and more.

And - if that isn't enough incentive, we also have partnered with numerous local cultural organizations to make guest passes available for check out with your library card. From Colorado State Parks to the Molly Brown House and from the Museum of Contemporary Art to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science – enjoy a day of fun exploring Colorado, all for free.

Where Do I Get a Library Card?
You can visit the circulation desk at any Aurora Public Library location to get a physical card, or use our self-registration application at home to save time and start borrowing digital items instantly.

What Documents Do I Need to Bring to Get a Card? 
Adults (ages 18 and over) must provide proof of Colorado residency and valid photo identification. Some examples of proof of residency include:
- Bill (e.g. phone, utility) with your name and Colorado address on it
- Receipt with your name and Colorado address on it
- Payroll check stub with your name and Colorado address on it.
- Personal checks printed with your name and Colorado address

The Aurora Public Library is a participant in Colorado Libraries Collaborate. If you do not live in the city of Aurora, an Aurora Library card number can still be issued to you. Just provide one of the above documents showing a valid Colorado address. A sticker with your Aurora Library barcode number can be placed on your home library agency’s card if you have one, or we can issue you an Aurora card.

Does It Cost Anything to Get a Card?
No. Library cards and the use of the library are free. Fines and fees apply to overdue and lost materials.

Can Kids Get Library Cards?
Yes. Children (under age 18) may receive a card when accompanied by a parent or guardian who meets the above criteria (listed under “What Documents Do I Need to Bring to Get a Card?). Please keep in mind that the card holder or guardian is responsible for all lost, damaged and overdue items.

What If I Lose My Card?
If your card is lost or stolen, or if your address changes, you MUST notify the library immediately by calling 303.739.6600. You are responsible for items checked out on your account.

Click here for more info or call your local Aurora Public Library.
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