Library Cards

Who can apply for a Library card?

Any resident of Perth East, Stratford, North Perth, West Perth, St. Marys or Perth South may obtain a Perth East Public Library Card FREE of charge.  You must show your library card every time you check out an item.

Simply visit the library, fill out a registration form and show a piece of identification with your current address on it.

Your library card is a permanent card, renewable biyearly, and must be brought to the library every time you wish to borrow materials or use the public Internet.

Thanks to the Perth County Information Network, your Perth East Public Library card allows you to borrow items from the St. Marys, North Perth (Listowel, Monkton and Atwood) West Perth (Mitchell), and Stratford public libraries.

Visiting Perth East? If you are visiting the area for an extended period of time, you can obtain a visitor card for $7 per month. Restrictions to checkouts apply.


In order to access your library account online, place a hold, or to download ebooks or audiobooks, you will need a PIN. The library has assigned you a PIN and it is the last 4 digits of your phone number. You can change your PIN to an alternate 4 digit code in the online catalogue.

Do not give out your PIN, as doing so may permit access to information on your library account.

Renewing your Library Card

Every two years, your library card will need to be renewed. You can renew by visiting the library or calling 519-595-8395 during business hours.

To see when your library card expires, log into your library account in the catalogue, then click on My Settings in the top right corner.