Request a Library Card

Anyone may visit the library and use its resources, including access to the Internet, for no charge. Borrowing from the library is free for Cornwall residents. Identification with a current Cornwall address is required as proof of residency to obtain a membership card. You must have your own library card with you to sign out materials from the library.

A membership fee is charged for borrowing privileges for people who do not reside within the City of Cornwall. To obtain an exemption from the non-resident membership fee, proof of payment of property taxes to the City of Cornwall within the current year, or a current rental or lease agreement for property within the City of Cornwall must be provided.

Non-resident membership fees-single membership

  • 3 months @ $10.00
  • 6 months @ $20.00
  • 12 months @ $30.00

Non-resident membership fee - family membership

  • 3 months @ $20.00
  • 6 months @ $40.00
  • 12 months @ $60.00

A family membership includes immediate family members living at the same address.

Children under the age of 14 may have their own cards and borrowing privileges with the authorization of a parent or legal guardian. Students attending school full-time in Cornwall, including those from St. Lawrence College are eligible for a free membership with proof of enrollment (single membership only - membership limited to the duration of enrollment). Residents of Akwesasne (ON, QC, and NY) are eligible for a free card

Businesses and institutions, including schools, may obtain an institutional membership.

Please bring valid ID when signing up for a new card.

  • Driver's License, Ontario Photo Card, Passport, Service Ontario Print out, Official Government Document
  • If ID does not have an address, we will also require any of the following (Utility bill, Rental lease, bank statement, insurance papers, etc.)
  • Children's cards (Birth certificate, passport, student ID cards, report cards) 

Inquire at the Membership desk of the library for more information.

Request a Library Card

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I accept responsibility for all materials borrowed on my card and agree to pay overdue fines, replacement and repair costs of items that are lost or damaged.
For child applicant (up to 13 years):

Your child has access to all library collections except R rated films. Your child’s library card and PIN provides unrestricted access to the Internet. I accept responsibility for all materials chosen and borrowed by my child. I agree to pay overdue fines, replacement and repair costs of items that are lost or damaged.