Online Library Card Application/Renewal

Use the below form to apply for an online resource card or renew your existing card. Have questions? Email circ@bapl.org

If you’re a resident of Bethlehem City, Bethlehem Township, Fountain Hill or Hanover Township (Northampton Co.) you can apply now and we will e-mail you a library barcode which you can use to check out eBooks, eAudiobooks, online magazines, and access to all other BAPL eResources. Please allow two business days for us to process the request. Later, you may come in to validate and activate your barcode. At that time you will receive a card and be able to borrow books, CDs and DVDs.

Children under 15 years old: You are eligible for this service, but please have your parent sign you up by filling in the application with their information. Parents, please include your name and driver’s license number in the comments section.

Please fill in completely. All information is required. Note: The last four digits of your phone number becomes your PIN, which is required for certain online tools. You may use the form below to:

  • Apply for an Online Resource Library card

The barcode we will send can only be used for accessing our Online Resources, such as eBooks, eAudiobooks, online magazines, and other online offerings.

  • Renew your expired or expiring BAPL library card

Each year we renew/update your library card. Please note that all fees must be paid before the card can be renewed. You may pay any outstanding fees and check your account by logging into your library account online. Please fill out the application below, in most cases your card will be renewed within 72 hours, except holidays and special closed days. We will contact you via email if more information is needed.

PLEASE NOTE: To activate a Renewed Library card or Online Resource Card for borrowing of Books, Music CDs and DVDs, please bring your BAPL library card, valid Home library card if you live outside of our borrowing area, and Photo ID with proof of name and correct address to any of our branches. A parent with the required ID is acceptable for resident patrons under 18 years of age. There may be a $1.00 charge for a lost BAPL library card.

Address must include street, City, State, and Zip Code. 

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