Get a Library Card

Library cards are free to anyone who lives, attends school or pays taxes in Brockville. With your library card, you can:

  • Borrow books, movies, video games and magazines
  • Borrow museum passes, board games, snowshoes and other recreational items
  • Download eBooks, audiobooks and music
  • Access online learning and research resources
  • Register for our community events and programs
  • Use our public computers, Internet and printing services
  • Borrow accessible materials in large print, DAISY and talking book formats

Children under 14 must have their card signed by a parent or guardian.

Joining the Library

For immediate access to the Online Library, sign up online for a temporary library card (valid email address required).

Upon successful completion, your temporary Library Card Number will be sent to your email address. To transfer your temporary card to a permanent library card and borrow our print books, DVDs, and our other physical collections, please read the instructions below and contact the library.

If you already have a library card, do not register here. Instead, login with your current library card or contact us for assistance.

Want to skip this step and go straight to a permanent library card? Read the requirements below and contact us or visit the library.

Joining the Library

To get a permanent library card, we require proof of identification (ID) and your current home address.

Acceptable Identification

  • Health Card with photo
  • Citizenship card
  • Passport
  • Student ID card
  • OAS (senior’s card)
  • Employer issued photo ID card
  • BYID (from LCBO)
  • Firearms card
  • Native Status card

Acceptable Proof of Address

  • Bank account statement
  • Utility bill
  • Motor Vehicle Permit
  • Mortgage, rental or lease agreement
  • Property tax assessment
  • Insurance policy
  • School, college, university report card or transcript with address
  • Void cheque showing name, address and phone number
  • Addressed envelope cancelled by the post office

Types of Library Cards

Cardholder Classification

Cost

Expiry

Borrowing Limits/Time per card (books)**some resources have different borrowing schedules

Late Fees

Brockville Resident & Children

Free (included in your taxpayer dollars)

2 years

50 items/3 weeks

 

Yes

Brockville Taxpayer & Children

Free (included in your taxpayer dollars)

1 year

50 items/3 weeks

Yes

Non-Resident (individual) & Non-Resident Student attending a school outside Brockville & Organizations Outside Brockville

$40

1 year

 

Yes

Group Home Resident

Free

6 months

2 items/3 weeks

Yes

Student/Teacher/Social Service Provider – working in Brockville

Free

1 year

50 items/3 weeks

Yes

School, Business, Agency, Organization

Free

1 year

50 items/4 weeks

No

Home Library Service

Free

No expiry

50 items/6 weeks

No

Visitor

$20

6 months

50 items/3 weeks

Yes

Internet (10 years old +)

Free

1 year

No borrowing

No

* Note that all cardholders must pay for the value of missing and lost items on their library account. No portion of the non-resident fee is refundable.

Please remember to notify the Library in the event of a change of address and/or contact information.

Access Your Online Account

To access your library record through the Online Catalogue, you will need:

  • Your 14-digit Brockville Library card number
  • Your PIN#, which can be obtained in person, at the Library

Borrowing Library Materials

Resource

Borrowing Time

Borrowing Limit/Card Daily

Fee/Day

Maximum Fee

Books, Magazines, Audiobooks, CNIB discs*

3 weeks

50

.25

10.00

Blu-Ray

2 days

4

2.00

10.00

New Adult DVD

2 days

4

2.00

10.00

Family DVDs

7 days

10

1.00

10.00

TV Series

7 days

2

2.00

10.00

eBooks & eAudiobooks

10 or 14 days

10

n/a

n/a

Video Games

10 days

2

2.00

10.00

Interlibrary Loan

set by lending library

10

.25

10.00

Book Club Sets

6 weeks

2

2.00

10.00

Energy Meters

10 days

1

2.00

10.00

Museum Passes

7 days

4

2.00

10.00

MAPsacks, Geocaching kits & umbrellas

7 days

2

2.00

10.00

Fishing rods, tackle boxes & nets

7 days

2

2.00

10.00

Seeds

Unlimited

5

n/a

n/a

Tables

7 days

2

2.00

10.00

Failure to comply with the Library’s policies and code of conduct may result in suspension of library account.

*Items in high demand (high number of holds) will be subject to shorter loan periods.

Lost or Stolen Library Cards

If your card is lost or stolen, contact the library as soon as possible. You are responsible for materials borrowed with your card, or your child’s card, until it is reported missing.
The charge for replacing lost or stolen cards is $5.00.

Renewing Items

Material may be renewed for two additional loan periods, unless a hold has been placed on the item.

Materials may be renewed in the following ways:

  • Through your Online Account
  • Over the phone
  • In person at the Library
  • By email: info[at]brockvillelibrary.ca

Reserving Library Materials

You can place a hold on items* by using our Online Catalogue, by phone or in person. If you place a hold on an item that is currently borrowed by someone else, we will notify you by phone or e-mail when the item is available for pickup. We will hold the item for you for five (5) days. If you place an item on hold that is on the shelf, it will be available for pickup the following day.
Unfortunately, we are not able to guarantee an item for a specific day; items on hold arrive on a first-come, first-served basis.

*Not all library materials can be taken out of the building. If you cannot find what you’re looking for, please contact the library.

Returning Items

Please return all materials on or before the due date. Items can be returned to the circulation desk as you enter the library or the external book return in the carport on George Street.

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