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Leisure Reading — Literature

Getting a card at the public library

Why would I want a public library card?

A card from the public library can provide you with many options for leisure reading, as well as for research. You will be able to:

  • Check out books
  • Check out eBooks and eAudiobooks
  • Use subscription databases offered by the public library in your dorm room

How can I get one? 

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Did you know that Notre Dame students can get a St. Joseph County Public Library Card? Here's how:

  • Visit sjcpl.org
  • Fill out a simple form
  • Be prepared to show them a picture id, such as your student id, driver's license, or other government-issued id card

You may be able to get a digital card that allows you to use ebooks and databases. You may also be able to go to a St. Joseph County Public Library location to pickup material in their curbside pickup.Request library material from St. Joseph County Public Library's website

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