e-Card Registration

eCards will grant you access to our Libby, Hoopla, Kanopy, and other digital platforms for borrowing eBooks, digital magazines, eAudiobooks, streaming movies, tv series, music, and more.  eCards will expire 30 days from the date of issue.  During this 30-day period, you will need to come to the library with proof of eligibility (listed below) to receive a full-access card valid for 3 years.  Please note that eCard applications are processed manually by staff members when they are received so access to our digital services will not be available until the application is processed and you receive an email notification with your library card number.

Apply for an eCard

Library Card Requirements

Anyone, regardless of age, who livesworksgoes to school, or owns property in Bossier Parish may register to borrow materials from Bossier Parish Libraries free of charge.  Active military members and their dependents are not required to show proof of eligibility beyond presenting a valid, unexpired military ID card.

  • Bring any form of identification with your current mailing address to the circulation desk at any of our library locations.
    • Acceptable forms of verification include, but are not limited to: (Any of these forms of identification are acceptable)
      • Driver's License
      • State-issued ID Card
      • Military ID
      • Student ID
      • Pay Statement
      • Utility Bill
      • Voter Registration Card
      • Proof of Property Ownership
      • Rent Receipt or Lease Agreement
      • Louisiana Car Registration
      • Mail addressed to applicant postmarked within 30 days of application date
  • All materials charged on your card are your responsibility.
  • Notify the library if your address or phone number has changed or if you lose your card.
  • Materials may be renewed twice except DVDs, magazines, and laptops.

Additionally, anyone who has an active library card and is in good standing with any of the parishes within the Green Gold Library System may also apply for a library card with Bossier Parish Libraries.  Parishes included in the Green Gold Library System are: Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Grant, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, Webster, and Winn.

What is a Temporary Card?

What can I do if I'm staying in Bossier Parish long-term but don't have a permanent address in Bossier Parish?

There can be several reasons you might be staying within Bossier Parish long-term but do not have a permanent Bossier Parish address:  if you're here for several months for work, if you're staying in a hotel for a while, if you're in a rehab facility, if you're here on a government assignment, if you're staying in a shelter, or any other reason you don't currently have a permanent address.  If any of these situations apply to you, ask us about a temporary card!

Do Library Cards Expire?

Library cards expire every three years, regardless of your status as an active user or inactive user.  This is simply so we can keep our database as up-to-date as possible.  Library cards may be renewed, in person or online, free of charge.

Request a Renewal


For more information about getting a library card, or our different card types, see our Registration Policy.