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Getting a Library Card

Who Can Get a Library Card?

Every resident or tax-payer of the City of Clarence-Rockland is invited to become a Library member at no charge. Membership is also available to non-residents for a low annual service fee. There is no charge to borrow any of our material and Internet access is free to everyone in the community whether you are a member of the Library or not. We also offer photocopying, printing and scanning services for a nominal fee.

How Do I Get a Library Card?

(Updated February 2024)

Library cards, as well as new “digital” library cards, are currently available. 

A digital card will give you access to all of the CRPL online resources including e-books and audiobooks with both Overdrive and the Libby App. You will NOT be able to borrow physical library material with this card; only what we have available online. Please email [email protected] with your full name, address and phone number to apply for this card. 

A library card will give you access to all library material both online and in-branch. Visit one of our two branches to obtain a library card. Please see below for ID requirements.

For Adults (16 and up)

1 piece of identification with both a picture and a current Clarence-Rockland home address (ex., driver’s license);


2 pieces of identification: one piece with your name and photo (ex., passport, health card, student card) and one with your name and current Clarence-Rockland home address (ex., personal mail or a bill).

For those who do not have a Clarence-Rockland address, yet pay taxes, a proof of payment (ex., receipt) will need to be shown.

If you are a student who is 16 years or older, you do not require parental consent to get a library card. Simply visit either the Rockland or the Bourget branch with your driver’s license if you have one. If not, you will need to bring a picture id (health card, student id, passport, etc.) and some identification that shows your name and home address (things like a phone bill, a report card or a student record that you can get from the office at your school.) If you have any questions, you can contact the library at 613-446-5680 ext 0 or by emailing [email protected].

For Students 10 to 15 years old

New this year, parents or guardians of children, living in Clarence-Rockland, aged 10 to 15 who have never had a library card, can apply online for a Limited Student Card. We ask that you fill out the form by clicking on this link and then the student can come into either the Rockland or the Bourget branch to pick up their actual card. The limitations of the card will be explained on the form.

For Children (15 and under)

To obtain a card for a child 15 and under a parent or guardian must be present to enroll the child. He or she will need to have their own Library card or provide the same proof of residency as described above. The parent or guardian will need to have some form of identification for the child (ex., health card, passport or student card).

Non-Resident Membership

If you are not a resident of Clarence-Rockland, you can still get a library card for a fee.

Membership fees for non-residents are:

Your Card is Valuable

Your library card identifies you to the Library employees and allows you to borrow library material, as well as grants you access to our services and programs both online and in person.

A client’s Library card and privileges may be confiscated at any time if a client does not respect the Library’s rules or Code of Conduct. Please note proof of address may also be requested randomly to verify contact information.

If you aren’t sure if you already have a library card or if you have any questions, please contact us by phone at 613-446-5680 ext “0” or by email at [email protected] with your full name and address and we will verify our database.

Lost or Missing Card

Whether your library card has been lost or stolen, you must notify the Library as soon as possible. Failure to do so may result in fees for material borrowed on the card and not returned or returned damaged.

Library cards can be replaced at a cost of $ 5.00 per card. Please note that a piece of identification with your current address is required to obtain a replacement card.

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