Digital Library Card

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Need a library card? Sign up for one from home! It’s fast & easy – just complete the form & start browsing over 25,000 titles in our digital collections.

Link to registration form: https://starcat.stls.org/custom/web/registration/index.html

With your digital library card, you can access digital magazines from RBdigital, as well as ebooks and audiobooks from OverDrive!


Digital Library Card FAQ


If you already have a physical library card in the STLS system, please do not register for a digital card. If you are unable to log into your existing account, please try to reset your PIN online, or call your local library for help.

Find your local library here: https://www.stls.org/for-the-public/member-libraries-2/

How long will my digital library card be active?

Currently, digital cards are good for at least six months after registration date.

What can my digital card do? 

With your digital card, you can read an excellent selection of current and past magazines on RBdigital. You can also place holds and checkout ebooks and audiobooks on OverDrive.

If I sign up for a digital card, can it be transferred to a physical card later? 

Yes! Visit your local library, let them know you have an ONLINE account, and ask them for a physical card. Please make sure to bring a photo ID and proof of residence with you to the library.

Can I walk into a library and use my digital card to checkout physical books? Can I use it to place holds in STARCat? 

No. This is a digital only card, so you can’t use it to place holds in STARCat or to checkout physical books. BUT, please visit your local library to transfer your digital card to a physical card. A physical card will give you full access to digital and physical library materials and services.

If I already have a physical library card, do I need to sign up for a digital card, too?

No. Your physical card will give you access to all of the STLS physical and digital materials. If you are unable to login to your existing account, please try to reset your PIN online, or call your local library, and they can assist you.

*You must be at least 14 years of age to sign up for a digital library card.

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