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Urbandale Public Library/New Digital Access Card

We’re expanding access to our resources to best meet the needs of community members looking for ways to stay informed and entertained while staying close to home. Now is a great time to catch up on your reading, and we hope this change will make doing so a little easier!

Digital Access Library Cards

We’re pleased to offer a digital-only access library card for people who currently do not have an Urbandale Public Library Card and are interested in checking out eBooks, e-audiobooks, and other online resources. (If you already have an Urbandale Public Library card, you don’t need to sign up for a digital card.)

Digital access cards are currently valid through May 2021 (date subject to change, we will notify you if there is a earlier cutoff), and are only for downloadable digital items (eBooks, etc) and access to our online databases. Please note, items from Overdrive and hoopla are only available to Urbandale and rural Polk County residents. However, all cardholders can access our extensive collection of items available on our long list of informative databases!

Digital Card Application Process

To apply for a digital card, click here to access the online application form.

Once you have submitted the online application, please contact us at 515-278-3945 (option 1) or via email at to finalize the application process and get all the information you’ll need to start using your card.

Online Tutorials

Ready to use your new digital card? The Online Tutorials page on our website will help walk you through using our digital services and navigating our databases.