Would you rather get your library materials online than come in to a building? If that sounds like you, our new eMedia Card is for you.

The eMedia Card gives you access to online-only materials — movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, audiobooks, digital magazines, and exclusive databases — from the comfort of your home.

The eMedia Card is really a number, an access code that gives you access to Heights Libraries online-only resources. No need to come in to a building to apply for a physical library card — you can apply for the card and access your materials all from your home computer or other electronic device.

PLEASE NOTE: You do NOT need an eMedia Card if you have a standard Heights Libraries Card. Your standard card allows you all the benefits of an eMedia Card (and more).

Apply for an eMedia Card

You can apply for an eMedia card using the following form

New Cardholders

If you just got your eMedia Card, you can view our eMedia Card Welcome Page to learn more about what you can do with it.

Frequently Asked Questions

To learn more about the eMedia Card, see our Frequently Asked Questions below.

How long does it take to get an eMedia Card?

  • You will receive an email with your eMedia Card number within 72 hours.

What can’t I do with my eMedia Card?

  • You must upgrade to a standard library card in order to do the following:
    • Request items to be held for pickup, using our online catalog
    • Check out physical items from our collection like books, DVDs, and CDs

How do I upgrade to a standard library card?

Bring a photo identification with your name and current address, such as a driver’s license or Ohio state ID, to any branch,along with a piece of mail with your current address. You must apply in person.

Can I have a standard Library Card and an eMedia Card?

A standard Heights Libraries library card will serve the same function as an eMedia Card. A member though is only permitted either a standard or an E-card.

How do I update my account information?

Call the circulation department at (216) 932-3600, ext. 1213.