A BPL library card is free for people who:

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

  • live in Halton Region

How to Get a Card in 2 Easy Stepsfamily get card

  1. Download and fill in the online registration form (pdf).

  2. Take the completed form into the nearest library branch.

  • 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.