San Antonio Public Library Now Offering Physical Card Pick-Ups at 29 Locations


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To provide better access to its materials during the pandemic, the San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) has promoted new ways to access online reading, including a digital library card.

Now, to celebrate September's National Library Card Sign-Up Month, SAPL is  offering physical library cards via contact-free pickup at 29 of its locations.

A card allows access to the SAPL's collection of books, eBooks, magazines, movies and music, plus a large selection of eAudiobooks and online databases. The library also offers online services including homework and resume assistance as well as contact-free pickup of rented books and media.

To register for a card, residents will need to complete an online registration form. They can then pick up their cards by visiting any SAPL location during contact-free pickup hours and calling the number listed onsite once they arrive. After verifying information, a staff member will place the new library card in a bag with the cardholder's name on it and put it outside on a designated contact-free pickup table.

Those unable to pick up a physical card needn't worry, though — SAPL is still offering digital cards.

To learn more about contact-free pickup and other library services, visit the SAPL website.

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