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Membership

You are eligible for a free library membership if you:

  • Live in St. Catharines
  • Work in St. Catharines
  • Study in St. Catharines
  • Own property in St. Catharines

You can obtain a library membership card at any library branch. You will need to provide sufficient identification showing correct name & current address (See: Identification Requirements below).

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Additional identification, such as current proof of property/business ownership, employment or school enrolment may also be required. If applicable, it will need to be shown each year as part of the annual identification check.

Purchase a Membership

If you aren't eligible for a free library card, you may purchase a one year membership with full borrowing privileges for a fee of $75.

Identification Requirements

For all memberships we require sufficient identification showing correct name and current address.

  • A valid Ontario Driver’s License or
  • A valid Ontario Photo ID card or
  • Two pieces of valid identification (one must have current address)

You must show identification each year as part of the annual identification check.
Examples of identification accepted are listed below:

NameAddress
Passport Formal Mortgage
Birth Certificate Rent/Lease Agreement
Student Card Utility Bill
(issued within the last 3 months)
Social Insurance Number  
Government Issued Document  

Replacing a Card

If your library card is lost, stolen or damaged, you can get a replacement card for a $4.00 (Teens/Adults) or $2.00 (Children) fee. Remember that you are responsible for any material borrowed with your library card. If your card is lost or stolen, please report it to library staff as soon as possible.

A copy of our Membership Registration Form can be found here.

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