Oh yes indeedy, the magical library card was waiting for me when I got home on Friday, and isn't it pretty?
I have to confess, it provoked Library Card envy in both Lorna and Sarah when they saw it - in fact, Lorna was quite outraged that hers wasn't as snazzy. Sorry Lorna!
Thank you to the lovely people at Edinburgh City Libraries for sorting things out super-fast when they found out things hadn't worked, and for implementing an auto-acknowledgement response for application forms submitted by email.
Library card: we haz it. And I shall of course be using public transport, if visiting the library...