A BPL library card is free for people who:

  • live, work, attend school, or pay property taxes in Burlington

If you live, work, or attend school elsewhere in Halton Region:
  • Please bring your Milton, Oakville, or Halton Hills library card and your driver's licence or two pieces of identification. We will register you with your library card number, which will give you full borrowing privileges from Burlington Public Library, except the electronic resources

family getting a cardHow to Get a FREE Card

Come into your local library branch and bring along your Ontario driver's licence or two pieces of identification.

  • If you don't live in Burlington but do work or go to school here, please bring proof of employment or enrollment. Students may present a student card, YMCA card, birth certificate, current report card, or Social Insurance Number (SIN) card.
  • A parent or legal guardian needs to sign the library card for their child up to and including age 12.

What You Need to Know About Using Your Library Card

When you become a library member, you agree to:

  • be responsible for the items you borrow - go to Fines & Fees and Borrowing information

  • follow the rules, regulations, and policies of Burlington Public Library

  • Even when a library card is loaned to a friend, or becomes lost or stolen, you are still responsible for items borrowed on your account. Anytime a card is used, we presume the cardholder has permission to use it.

  • Only the cardholder may make changes to the library account, for example, change of name or address.