Do you live in the Chatham Area Public Library District but don't have a Chatham Area Public Library card? We are now offering E-Cards during the Library closure!

An illustration of the Village of Chatham with the Library's name and the word "E-Card" overlaid on top

  • E-Cards will be granted to those living within the Chatham Area Public Library District boundaries and can be used for all of the Library's electronic resources but not on physical materials.  
  • E-Cards are good for 30 days after the Library opens to the public.  
  • If an E-Card holder would like to transfer their card into a physical card, which grants them all access to the Library's print and electronic materials, please come into the Library within those 30 days.  
  • If the patron's residence is in Capital Township, the Lincoln Library the Public Library of Springfield also offers eCards! You can find information about those at If you're not sure which Library District you live in, email us at [email protected] or give us a call at 217-483-2713 and we would be happy to look it up for you.

To apply for an E-Card, please fill out the below registration form and our Librarians will call or email you with your E-card barcode and PIN, allowing you access to our materials. 

Please keep in mind that this process may take 1-2 days, depending on the popularity of this service. 

Thank you and please contact [email protected] or leave a message at 217-483-2713 with any questions.