Your Library Card

Any resident of Perth County may obtain a West Perth Public Library card free of charge.

Your library card is a permanent card, renewable every 2 years, and must be brought to the library every time you wish to borrow materials.

Thanks to the Perth County Information Network (PCIN), your West Perth Library card allows you to borrow items from Stratford, St. Marys, North Perth (Listowel, Atwood and Monkton) and Perth East (Milverton) public libraries.

Library Card Application

A library card application is available at the library. Bring one piece of ID that has your name and address, or a piece of ID plus a bill or statement with your name and current address.

Online Card Registration during COVID-19 

You can now register online and get a library card! You will get your new library card number in 24-48 hours and then can start reading, listening, discovering and learning. Find all the information on the Online Card Registration page.


In order to access your library account online, place a hold, or to download ebooks or audiobooks, you will need a PIN. The Library has assigned you a PIN and it is the last 4 digits of your phone number. You can change your PIN in the online catalogue.

Do not give out your PIN, as doing so may permit access to information on your library account.

Renewing your library card

Every 2 years, your library card will need to be renewed. You can renew by visiting the library or calling 519-348-9234.

To see when your library card expires, log into your library account in the catalogue, then click on My Settings in the top right corner.

Lost or stolen cards

If your card is lost or stolen, report it immediately to the Library. You are responsible for anything borrowed on your card. To receive a replacement card, you will be asked to show identification and pay a $3 replacement charge.

Reciprocal borrowing agreements

West Perth Library patrons can now obtain cards at Huron County Library, Waterloo Regional Library, Wellington County Library and the Oxford County Library by presenting identification with their address at these locations. Likewise, patrons of these libraries are welcome to get a card from West Perth Library by presenting identification with their address.

Educator Cards

Any educator currently working at an education facility in Perth County is eligible for an Educator Card. This includes K-12 classroom teachers in public and private schools, daycare center instructors and homeschoolers. Full details are on the Educator Cards page.

Lending Details

Item Loan Period Limit
Books 3 weeks no limit
High-Demand Books 2 weeks no limit
Books on CD/Kits 3 weeks no limit
Magazines (current issues excepted) 1 week no limit
Music CDs 3 weeks no limit
DVDs 1 week no limit
Express DVDs 2 days 2 per card

Auto-Renewal (from December 1, 2021)

With Auto-Renewals, items on your account will automatically renew 3 days before they are due. Most physical items borrowed (books, DVDs, audiobooks) are eligible for 3 auto-renewals

Opting In / Out

All library members will be signed up for Auto-Renewal but you may opt out at any time by contacting the library at 519-348-9234 or


Customers who are signed up for email notifications will receive a notice 3 days before their items are due indicating which items have been renewed and which have not. The loan period for items that renewed are extended from the original due date. 

You can also check the status of your items at anytime by checking your account on the online catalogue.

Items that do not Auto-Renew

The following items are not eligible for Auto-Renewal

  • items that have reached renewal limit
  • items with holds 
  • ILLO items (items borrowed from outside of PCIN)
  • X-press items (2 day DVDs)
  • Downloadable materials (eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines)
  • Book Club kits