Membership/Library Cards

Library Card
Library Card
Library Card


ADULTS (Age 18 and over)

It’s quick and easy to get a library card and you can sign up at any library location. We simply need to know who you are and where you live. Please note you may be required to show more than one piece of identification to demonstrate your identity and residence. Customers attempting to obtain a card for a parent, or someone not physically able to visit the library, should contact the Accessible Services office (519.255.6770, Ext. 4404).

YOUNG ADULTS (Age 13-17)
Young Adults have the option of either having their parent/sponsor sign for their card, or by reading and signing a form obtained at the library indicating you understand the responsibilities you take on by having a library card. A library card can be issued without a parent/sponsor signature. If a young adult wants to have a parent/sponsor sign for their card, then both the parent/sponsor and the young adult must be present when the card is issued. If a Young Adult cannot show proof of address, the parent/sponsor proof of address can be accepted in its place. Please note you may be required to show more than one piece of identification to demonstrate your identity and residence. A sponsor must be 18 years-of-age.

CHILDREN (Age 0-12)
For our customers 12 years-of-age and under, a signature is required by a parent/sponsor to verify information and confirm parental consent. To have a library card issued to a child, both the parent/sponsor and child must be present when the card is issued, and appropriate identification must be presented for both the parent/sponsor and the child. The parent/sponsor will determine whether the child should have filtered/unfiltered or no Internet access. More than one piece of ID may be required to verify your identity and residence. A sponsor must be 18 years-of-age.

EXISTING ACCOUNT
If an applicant has an existing account with Windsor Public Library, the new card must be linked to that account. A $2 replacement charge covers the costs involved in reissuing a card. If the old card has expired, all fines owing must be paid before a new card can be issued. All fines must be brought below $10 if the existing card is blocked.

IDENTIFICATION
Applicants for library cards are required to provide documentation to verify identity and home address. Acceptable forms of ID include but are not limited to:

  • Passport
  • Ontario driver’s licence
  • Ontario health card
  • Utilities bill
  • Personalized cheque book
  • Pay stub
  • Government cheque