Your Library Card
Library membership is free. To get your library card, fill out an application online or bring valid ID showing your address to any branch and complete a paper 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|
|Social insurance card|
Library Cards for Students
Early childhood educators and 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.
- 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
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
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.
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 $20.00.
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 will be issued upon verification of contact information.
Please notify us of any changes to your contact information.