Virtual eCard

virtual e-card
The Bryan + College Station Public Library System is now offering Virtual eCards to residents of Brazos County who cannot make it into the library to obtain a library card and do not currently have a BCSPLS card. Your virtual eCard provides access to all library’s online resources, including our eBooks, digital streaming media, digital audio books, digital magazines and more.

Once you register, your access is immediate and you can start using our online resources. You will receive an acknowledgement email confirming your barcode number and helpful resources to get you going within two business days.

The Virtual eCard is temporary and will be valid online only for 6 months. For access to physical library materials, please visit your local library to obtain a physical library card.

If you already have a BCSPLS card, you do not need to apply for a Virtual eCard. Your physical library card also allows you to access our online digital resources.

Virtual eCards are valid for 6 months and cannot be renewed. To continue to access the library’s digital and/or physical collection, please visit one of our local libraries after the 6 months for a physical card.

For further questions or inquiries, please contact us here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the total number of e-books and audiobooks that I can check out at one time?

Your Virtual eCard allows you to checkout a total of 3 e-books/audiobooks at a time with OverDrive.

What is the total number of holds that I can now have at one time?

The same limit of 3 also applies to holds for our OverDrive collection.

I have a hold ready for pickup but I cannot check it out because I have reached the limit for checkouts. What can I do?

If you have reached your maximum checkouts, you will need to return an item that you currently have checked out in order to check out another title for our OverDrive collection.

How can I return e-books?

When you are done with an item, you can return it early before it is due to keep our digital resources available to all users. Here’s a video on how to return e-books and audiobooks.



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