Springfield City Library now has an option for you to sign up for an eCard!
What is an eCard?
An eCard is a CW MARS (Central Western Massachusetts Resource Sharing) library card that you can register for online without the need to visit a library in person. It provides cardholders access to electronic materials – such as ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and databases.
The eCard does not allow you to check out physical materials. It is for electronic materials only. eCards may be upgraded to a physical library card with full borrowing privileges by visiting your local library.
Am I eligible for an eCard?
You are eligible to apply for a CW MARS eCard, if you…
- live in a Massachusetts town with a CW MARS member library,
- are age 13 or older,
- and do not currently have a library card from a CW MARS member library.
The eCard is for patrons who do not already have a CW MARS library card, and are not able to visit our library locations in person. If you need to renew an existing card, please call us at 413-263-6828 x218 or any Springfield City Library location. If you’re not sure if you have a CW MARS card already, ask us!
How do I apply for an eCard?
Please read through the form and Statement of Responsibility. The following information is required:
- First and Last Name
- Date of Birth
- Email Address (your eCard number will be emailed to the address provided)
- Current Home Address
After filling out the form, you’ll get instant* access to e-content.
*Eligible users will be provided with an eCard number immediately after registration that can be used to access resources on our eLibrary.
Can I check out physical material on my eCard?
No. To check out physical material at your library, you will need to upgrade your eCard to one with full borrowing privileges.
I’m having trouble using my eCard. What should I do?
If you’re having a problem with your eCard, you can start with the CW MARS eCard Troubleshooting FAQ. You may also call your local Springfield City Library branch for help or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.