Digital Patron Cards

You can have access to e-books, audiobooks and online resources without ever setting foot inside one of our branches with our Digital Patron Cards.

How it works:

  1. Follow this link to our account login page.
  2. To register for a Digital Patron Card, click on the “click or tap here to register now” link at the top of the page.
  3. Select “Digital Branch” and enter your zip code.
  4. Select the city you live in.
  5. Then fill out the form:
    1. Be sure to pick a PIN that you can remember! You will need it to log in later.
    2. If you share your email address with us, we will let you know when the items you place on hold with Kentucky Libraries Unbound are ready for you to download.
  6. Hit “Submit” and you will get a barcode that’s ready to use.
    1. Your barcode will look something like this PACREG555555.

You have immediate access to our online databases. After verifying your local address by contacting one of our branches, you can download eBooks and audiobooks on Kentucky Libraries Unbound.

If you’d like to get a physical library card to have access to our entire collection, visit any of our four branches with this barcode, a photo ID and proof of address. Be sure to let us know you have a Digital Patron Card so we can keep your preferences.

Digital Patron Cards must be renewed annually. Contact with questions concerning your Digital Patron Card.


Q: Can anyone sign up for a Digital Patron Card, regardless of where they live?
A: No. Digital Patron Cards are only available to those living in Campbell County and the surrounding area. In Kentucky, residents of Campbell, Kenton, Boone, Grant and Pendleton counties may sign up for a Digital Patron Card. Residents of Hamilton and Clermont counties in Ohio may also obtain a card.

Q: Can I use my Digital Patron Card to check out physical items in the library?
A: No. Digital Patron Cards are only for accessing the library’s online services.

Q:  Can I use my Digital Patron Card to place holds for “real” books, music and movies to pick up at a CCPL branch?
A: Yes, but you can’t check out the items until you get a physical card. All you need is a picture ID and proof of your current address to get a library card with CCPL.

Q: Can Digital Patron Cards be used to access the library’s internet computers?
A: No.

Q: Do Digital Patron Cards have benefits that physical library cards do not have?
A: No. Digital Patron Cards can only access online materials. Physical cardholders have access to online materials, physical materials and public computers.

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