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How to Get a Card

Residents of Newfoundland and Labrador may obtain a library card from any branch, with one piece of identification with a unique number (Driver's License, Student Id). You must have documentation showing your current home address to get a library card.

Those under 13 years of age need a parent or guardian to sign the registration form, and to assume the legal responsibility for materials borrowed from the Library.

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To obtain more information about getting a library card, please call your nearest public library. The phone number and hours of operation of all of our libraries can be found on our website under "About NLPL- Locations" or in the yellow pages under "Libraries."

If you live more than 24 kilometres from a public library, you may be eligible for our Books By Mail program. Please ask library staff about this service.

Registering Online for a Library Card

You must be a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador to use the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries' eLibrary to download audiobooks and ebooks. If you don't already have a library card, you can register online.

Your library card will be mailed to the address you have registered with. Should it be determined that the address is not in Newfoundland and Labrador or is a fake address, your registration will not be processed.

If you live 24km from the nearest community library, you can also use the Books by Mail Service to obtain print books.

After you click the link to the Online Registration Form, you will need to select the New User button.

Borrowing Rules and Privileges

We assume the person presenting a card is the cardholder or has been authorized by the cardholder to use the card, unless the card has been reported lost or stolen.

Your library card must be presented to borrow materials and use computer services.

If your library card is lost or stolen, report it immediately by phone, in person or by e-mail.

There is a $2.00 fine for lost, stolen, or damaged cards.

Loan Periods and Fines

Item Loan period Max. Renewals Daily Overdue
Fines Per Item
Max. Fine
Per Item
Adult Books 21 Days 3 15 ¢ $ 5.00
Children's Books 21 Days 3 5 ¢ $ 0.50
High Demand 14 Days 0 15 ¢ $ 5.00
Adult CD/ Audio Books 21 Days 1 15 ¢ $ 5.00
Children's CD/ Audio Books
21 Days 1 5 ¢ $ 0.50
Adult Videos/ DVDs 21 Days 1 15 ¢ $ 5.00
Children's Videos/ DVDs
21 Days 1 5 ¢ $ 0.50
Magazines 21 Days 1 15 ¢ $ 5.00
InterLibrary Loans 21 Days 0 15 ¢ $ 5.00
Note that each renewal is considered another loan period!

Visit our online catalogue to access your account to renew your items.


Note: Overdue fines are charged for each day the library is open. The maximum overdue fine can be exceeded by these amounts if the borrower has the item overdue more than once.

You are responsible for the full replacement costs for any books, magazines, audiobooks, CDS or DVDS that you lose or damage. In the case of a damaged multi-set CD/DVDS you will be charged the cost of replacing the complete set if we cannot purchase replacement copies of the damaged disc. Your borrowing privileges will be suspended until you pay the full amount of this fee.

  • Borrowing and computer privileges will be suspended if you have more than $5.00 owing.
  • You are responsible for all items checked out on your card and for any charges on items that are overdue, lost or damaged.