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Libraries offer free events, films, e-books, workshops, language lessons & equipment

For free, Broward Library offers events, and apps and online resources for downloading films, TV shows, audio-books, e-books, language lessons, and other entertaining, educational & useful features.

For kids, teens & adults, exciting & educational electronic devices are free — on loan — from participating local libraries.  Read Broward libraries loan electronic & robotic devices, fitness equipment & other gear

Digital Resources

For many online & on-loan resources, you need your own library number.  Obtaining your  library card is free & easy either online or inside your local library. If you're a resident of Broward, you are eligible.  Non-residents are eligible if they work or attend school here.  Information about applying is offered below.


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Information about obtaining an instant library e-card, which is useful for online access, is on the website. Apply Online. Or read feature.

Oodles of online resources are on the library website

Resources include

Apps include

  • Libby, free access to e-books & audio books is a snap using an app for smart phones and tablets offered by Broward Library

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