New Library card available for active military personnel

In order to better serve Ohio’s active-duty military personnel, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County now offers a special Military Card.

“We are proud to offer a virtual card that permits active members of our armed services to use eBranch materials no matter where they are deployed or stationed,” said Kimber L. Fender, the Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director of the Library.

The Military Card works in the following ways:

  • Allows access to the internet and online databases.
  • Allows access to downloadable eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines, and music, as well as streaming movies and TV shows.
  • Does not allow for the checkout of any physical material.

There are no fines associated with the Military Card. All Ohio residents are eligible for this card; however, a Military Card cannot be issued if you currently have a Library card from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.  You’ll need to provide verification of your military status.

For more details or to apply, visit or call 513-369-6900.