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Clark County libraries offer e-cards during coronavirus outbreak

The e-cards will give people access to online resources at LVCCLD.org , including a video library, language classes and educational tools for children.

Rachel Hiatt shelves more kids books as work continues on the new East Las Vegas Library, one of Las Vegas-Clark County Library District's newest branches on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_Images

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District announced Wednesday that it will allow residents to sign up for digital library cards while branches are closed because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The e-cards will give people access to online resources at LVCCLD.org, including a video library, language classes and educational tools for children.

“Due to the Library District’s closure over the COVID-19 crisis, we wanted to create a digital library card that the public could easily access from home and begin using on the spot,” Executive Director Dr. Ronald Heezen said in a statement. “If you don’t already have a library card, we invite you to #GetCarded by signing up online to access our free world of discovery, which includes entertainment, education, and career support.”

The cards became available on Tuesday and will expire June 30. People are encouraged to pick up physical cards once the libraries reopen.

Contact Alexis Egeland at aegeland@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0335. Follow @alexis_egeland on Twitter.