My Card

Borrow, Renew, Return, REPEAT!

Read more about borrowing, renewing, and all the rules about having a library card.

Steps to getting the most out of your card

Step 1

Get all the apps and find great stuff!

Grab Library apps from the Google Play Store for Android devices or the App Store for iOS.

We've got apps for tracking your library account, downloading eBooks and audiobooks, reading magazines, streaming video, and more!

Step 2

Enjoy everything your card unlocks!

Attend programs and events.

Read eBooks, download audiobooks, and stream videos and music, all from the comfort of your couch.

Check out seeds from the Seed Library, visit a museum for free with a Culture Pass, use one of our many meeting rooms, or join a book club.

Step 3

Learn and make your dreams come true!

We've got learning tools, all for free! Learn a language, sharpen your computer skills, or take a practice test.

Get your high school diplomafind a job, take GED/HSE classes, get Homework Help, attend English classes.

You can also do research or indulge your curiosity on all kinds of topics in the E-Library.

Become an expert

FAQs about your card

Library Card FAQs

  • You can place up to 20 items on hold at a time.

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  • You can borrow up to 50 items at a time, including up to 15 DVDs, with a full-service card. 

    If you have a limited card, you will only be able to check out 2 items.

    Items check out for 3 weeks (21 days).

    You can also borrow other items with your card that don't count against the 50-item limit. These bonus items include:

    See everything you can download & stream.

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  • Sign in to your account by clicking Log In / My PCPL in the upper right corner of the website.

    Click My Account to see a menu of options for your account. Here is how you can view your borrowing information. Click the links under My Borrowing (Checked Out, On Hold, Borrowing History) to view those items.

    At this time, Borrowing History does not contain the e-books, downloadable audiobooks, streaming films, or downloadable songs you borrow since those are managed by separate systems such as OverDrive, Hoopla, IndieFlix, and Freegal.

    • On the OverDrive website.
    • In the Libby app.
    • In Hoopla, you will login, then go to the "My Hoopla" menu at the top, then select History.

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  • Your email address is required if you ever need to reset your PIN.

    To change your email address

    1. If you have not already done so, log in to your account.
    2. Click on your username in the upper right, then from the drop-down menu, select the My Settings link.
    3. Under Account Information, you’ll see Email Address: Update your email address – click on Change.
    4. In the Email field, delete the current email address and enter the new one you want to use.
    5. Click the Save Changes button.
    6. Once you have entered a new address, a confirmation email will be sent to you. Your change will take effect only after you have responded to the confirmation message.

    Note: An email address is not required when you register. However, you cannot erase an existing address and leave the field blank.

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  • Apply for a Library Card online

    Get a library card in person:

    Come in to any library with your photo I.D. If your I.D. doesn't have your current address, bring along a piece of mail or a legal document with your name and current address on it. There are no forms for you to fill out. We enter information directly from your I.D.

    If you're under 18, it's best to come in with your parent or legal guardian. If that's not possible, we can give you a library card, but you will be limited on the number of items you can check out until your parent or guardian can come in with you.

    Once you have your card, learn what you can do with it!

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Who knew the Library did such great stuff?

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Where can I get current issues of popular magazines?

As of September 1, current magazines cannot be checked out at libraries or reserved. But you can get current issues digitally! Here's how.

Borrow a blood pressure kit

Taking your blood pressure daily from home is a proven way to monitor and control your blood pressure.

Libros nuevos en español en Libby

Pide prestados libros electrónicos y audiolibros sin salir de tu casa. ¡Lea en Libby!

Looking for ebooks to read on your Kindle? We have them.

OverDrive offers 49,000+ titles you can read on your Kindle. Use the filters on the left side of the screen to find what you want to read.

Library Staff Spotlights

Since 2014, Library staff have contributed to a monthly column in the Arizona Daily Star. Find those articles by clicking here.

Improve your computer skills

From in-person classes to step-by-step digital tutorials & online courses, we're here to help you feel more confident using computers.

Carry the Library in your pocket with the MyPCPL app

Skip the line and check out yourself by scanning with your phone. You can see your due dates, renew, place holds, and more on the app!

Don't see it in our catalog? Suggest a purchase!

Do you have a suggestion for the Library's collection? Use Suggest a Purchase to tell us.

What's new or on order? I want to get it on my hold list!

See what's coming soon, what we just got, and which titles are on the bestseller or award winners lists.

Request a visit from your librarian

Teachers, administrators, afterschool centers, and homeschooling families, find out what the library can do for you and your students!

Find out about Books by Mail

You can get home delivery of large type books and audiobooks if you're visually impaired or cannot read due to a physical disability.

Books + bikes = Bookbikes!

The Bookbike gives out free books, library cards, & info about library programs, as well as bike maps & information about bicycling events.

Get started with...

See our recommendations on where to start when you're new to a genre or topic.

Like to do it yourself or learn new hobbies? We can help

Get how-to info or take courses on arts, crafts, hobbies, home decorating, electrical, outdoor projects, remodeling, and much more.

Read, listen, and watch free digital media

Who needs Netflix? Your library card gets you access to download and stream ebooks, audiobooks, comics, music, tv, movies, & magazines.

Get help with our digital media so you can download & stream

Whether you're just getting started or need help with a specific issue, you can get help from Digital Navigators or contact tech support.

Get the MyPCPL app, now with mobile checkout! Items go instantly on your account. See due dates or renew as needed.

You can also find and rate titles, place holds, renew, create lists, and use the app to find libraries and hours.

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