"Fill out the online registration form and submit. A response will return immediately with your eCard number if an email address was submitted. There will also be an email sent with a New Customer Notification subject line, confirming your eCard number. eCards are valid for 3 years. Keep the email or print out your new library card number. Once you have your eCard, you may immediately use any of our remotely-available electronic resources and place holds (requests) on items.You must replace your e-Card with a full-service card when you come to the library to check-out items."
Save the confirmation email, as the system will only let you get one card per email address.
You DON'T need to fill in the drivers' license part--just leave that blank.
Now you can read academic journal articles and periodicals online, and also reserve books to pick up next time you're at the library!
Note: Sometimes the form takes a long time to submit, especially if lots of people are filling it out at the same time. If it doesn't work at all, though, try changing your birth year so that you are a few years older. There is a glitch in the system that sometimes makes it harder for freshmen and sophomores to register. They are working on fixing it.