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Library Card Services

The Lawrence Public Library is the ideal hub for lifelong learning, offering library card access to a wide range of resources, including books, magazines, audiobooks, ebooks, movies, music and more. With convenient access to computers and multilingual services, the Lawrence Public Library has everything you need to get connected, stay informed and explore the world.


With your card, you have access to:

  • Discounts on a number of Museum Passes

  • Borrow our HotSpots for 5 days. 

  • Borrow up to 30 items for 3 weeks (7th grade and up)

  • Borrow up to 10 items for 3 weeks (6th grade and under)

  • Borrow up to 5 DVDs for 1 week

  • Reserve headphones at our computer lab

  • Place holds for any items in our collection or in the MVLC catalog online

  • Borrow e-books

  • Listen to and download music

  • Take free courses and certificate programs online

  • Learn a new language

  • Practice tests online

  • Get help with homework online

  • Search our ancestral database

  • And more!

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Download and Stream


Freegal is downloadable music service which provides access to the catalog of artists in Sony Music Entertainment. Library cardholders can download 5 songs a week with their Lawrence Public Library Card Number (all digits without a space) and their Evergreen Account Password. Before you use Freegal, please update your password in the Evergreen account. All music is free and you get to keep it forever - no due dates! All songs work with an MP3 player, iPod, iPhone, etc. with no DRM. Library users have up to 5 downloads per week.

Freegal Tip: Preview a song by clicking on the circular arrow to the left of a song. Download a song by selecting "Download Now" and then hitting "Save." If you select "download now" and hit cancel, you will still use up one of your weekly downloads. For more detailed information, visit the FAQs page once you log in to Freegle Music.

Libby Audio Books

Download and listen to a huge variety of audiobooks for all ages anytime, at your convenience.


E-booksFrom Libby

Download best-selling titles to read on your computer, iPhone, Android, or compatible e-book reader.

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