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Culture & recreation

Get a library card

If you live, work, pay taxes, or go to school in Philadelphia, you can get a library card for free. When you have a library card, you can borrow from the Free Library of Philadelphia’s huge collection of books, movies, music, magazines, online resources, and more.

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