Your Library Card

Your free library card opens the door to a wealth of collections and services.

Library membership is free. To get your library card, bring valid ID showing your address to any branch and fill out an application for membership. Youths 15 and younger must have a parent or legal guardian sign their membership forms.

Acceptable ID for Library Membership

To get a library card you will need to bring valid ID showing your name and current address. If you have a driver's license or voluntary ID, nothing else is required; if you don't have either, you must present one item from the Name ID list and a supporting item from the Address ID list. Expired documents or self-written name and addresses are not acceptable. Bills, leases, and legal documents must have been issued within two months of the date of registration.

Name ID Address ID
Birth certificate Current bill, invoice, or bank statement
Citizenship card Current government cheque
Current bill or invoice Current lease
Current lease Current legal document
Current legal document (subpoena, parole, or bail)  
Employee ID or benefit card  
Landed immigration certificate  
PEI health card  
Major credit card  
Passport  
Social insurance card  
Student card  

Library Cards for K-12 Students

K-12 teachers can download and print a special membership application form for students. Send the forms home to be filled out and signed by parents/guardians, and then mail them to Public Library Service Headquarters in Morell. We’ll process the applications and send all the new library cards back to your school for you to distribute. We can also update account information for students who already have cards.

Expired Library Cards

You will be asked to renew your library card every two years to ensure our records are accurate. Please bring your card and acceptable ID as described above to your local library.

Borrowing

  • Most items can be borrowed for 3 weeks
  • magazines, DVDs, and high-demand books can be borrowed for 1 week
  • you can have up to 40 items on your card at the same time
  • you can return items at any one of our 26 branches

Renewing

You will need your library card to renew materials. You can renew eligible items up to 3 times:

  • in person
  • by phoning any library
  • online using the My Account section of the library’s online catalogue. You will need your PIN to log in

Requests

You may request items from any public library, either online, in person, or by phone. When the item arrives at your local library, a pickup notice will be sent to you by mail or e-mail. You can have up to 50 requests on your card at one time, and an additional 10 holds on e-books and e-audiobooks.

What is my PIN?

Please contact the library for help.

Late charges

We encourage you to return your borrowed items when they are due. If items are late, the following charges are applied daily to each overdue item:

  • Adult items, young adult items, and all DVDs are charged $0.25 per day to a maximum of $7.50 per item
  • There are no charges for overdue children's materials borrowed after May 31, 2017

You will not be able to borrow items or use public computers if charges reach a total of $10.00.

Lost or damaged items

You will be charged to replace any lost or damaged items. If a lost item is found and returned, the replacement cost is cleared from your account and only overdue charges will be applied.

Lost library cards

Please report lost cards as soon as possible. A replacement card is $2.00 and will be issued upon payment and verification of contact information.

Contact information

Please notify us of any changes to your contact information.

Published date: 
May 22, 2015