Who can get a card
Anyone who lives or owns property in Perth County (West Perth, Stratford, North Perth, Perth East, St. Marys and Perth South) may obtain a West Perth Public Library card free of charge.
These locations are part of the Perth County Information Network and a West Perth Public Library card can be used at any of the locations.
Reciprocal borrowing agreements
Reciprocal borrowing allows library customers from participating communities to receive borrowing privileges at our location. Communities included in this agreement are Huron County, Oxford County (with the exception of Woodstock), Region of Waterloo (with the exception of Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge), Middlesex County (with the exception of London) and Wellington County (with the exception of Guelph).
Residents of communities in the reciprocal borrowing agreement are welcome to get a West Perth Public Library card by coming in with a piece of identification with their address (ie. driver's license, age of majority card). West Perth Public Library cardholders can also go into any of these libraries with their identification and their WPPL library card to obtain a library card at that location.
Visitors can obtain a visitor card at a fee of $7/month if they are residents of communities that are not part of the reciprocal borrowing agreement.
Library Card Application
Complete the Library Card Registration form [PDF] (also available at the library). Bring one piece of ID that has your current contact information, such as a driver's license, Ontario photo card, or a utility bill.
Teens (ages 13 to 15)
Teens can obtain a library card with a student ID card, official school letter or a report card.
Children (age 12 and under)
A parent/guardian must be present for a child to get a library card.
Parents/guardians assume responsibility for materials checked out by children.
Online Card Registration
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.
Keep your library card updated
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 $2 replacement charge.