Update: Penny Scott has alerted us that SFPL’s eCard program has been suspended due to electronic vendor licensing agreements. See Penny’s comment #5 below. — Debbie B.
The San Francisco Public Library has introduced a new kind of library card. They call it their eCard and any California resident can register on their website for one. You don’t even have to go to the library to register, you can do it all at your computer.
It gives you access to all of their electronic resources and databases. They have some databases that we don’t subscribe to here at USF, like the San Francisco Chronicle Historical file or the History Resource Center.
So if you are a student, faculty, or staff person, getting an eCard increases your access to more electronic resources!
And thanks to Jerry Dear, an SFPL Librarian, who pointed this new resource out to me.