A Free Library card is available at no cost to anyone who lives, works, pays taxes, or goes to school in the City of Philadelphia. In addition, anyone who lives in the state of Pennsylvania can obtain a Free Library card without charge.
Out-of-state residents can obtain a card by paying an annual fee of $50.00. Out-of-state residents must Apply Online and pay online with a credit card.
For your convenience, there are three different ways to apply for a library card. You may choose to do so online, in person or mailing in your application.
Your Free Library card gives you access to:
A PIN is needed to login to many of the features of the Free Library of Philadelphia web site. With your library card number and PIN, you can access the following:
If you don't know your PIN, the FLP can e-mail it to you.
If you know your PIN and want to change it, please login to your account and change it there.
Off-Site Access to Online Books and Articles
As a member of the FLP borrowing community, you are permitted access to its online resources from off site with a FLP login. The FLP username and password required for you to access online materials when not on site is located on the back of your FPL library card.