Can I register for a library card online?
Jefferson County, Alabama residents can sign up for a temporary (one
month) Jefferson County Library
eCard via the web.
What is an
JCLC eCards are virtual one-month library cards that allow
users immediate access to some of JCLC's electronic resources, including
eCard users who wish to check out library materials will be asked to upgrade to a full-use library card.
Who is eligible for an eCard?
Anyone who lives in Jefferson County, Alabama may register for an eCard.
What can I do with my eCard?
An eCard gives you immediate access to the following:
What can't I do with my eCard?
You will be asked to upgrade to a full-use library card in order to do any of the following:
- Check out items from any of the 40 Jefferson County public libraries
- Access the Internet from any library public access computer (can
be access with limited-use cards)
- Access Downloadable Audiobooks and eBooks from Overdrive
How do I get an eCard?
Go to https://vulcan.bham.lib.al.us/selfreg and fill out the form.
How do I upgrade to a full-use library card?
Bring a picture identification and proof of your current address in the form of postmarked mail,
preferably a bill, to any
JCLC location to upgrade your card.
If you live in
the state of Alabama and outside of Jefferson County, you may receive a
full-use card for
an annual fee of $50.00.
Staff will not be able to upgrade your eCard to a full-use card without proper identification.
Do I have to upgrade to a full-use card?
Yes. eCards expire in one month.
Full-Use Library Cards