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How to Get a Card

If you don't already have a library card and are a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador, you can obtain a library card from any library branch or you may register online for a library card.

Obtaining a Library Card at a Library Branch

Residents of Newfoundland and Labrador may obtain a library card from any branch with one piece of identification that contains a unique number (e.g. Driver's License, Student ID), as well as documentation showing your current home address.

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.

To obtain a library card at a branch, please visit or contact your nearest public library.

Registering Online for a Library Card

Click the button below to be directed to the online registration form. After filling out the form, ensure your personal information is correct before submitting your application.

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.

Upon obtaining your library card number, you can use the NLPL Digital Library to download ebooks and audiobooks, as well as read newspapers and magazines, and access other content.

On your first visit to a library after receiving your library card, you will be asked for an ID containing a unique number (e.g. Driver's License, Student ID), as well as documentation showing your current home address. Those under 13 years of age need a parent or guardian to assume the legal responsibility for materials borrowed from the library.

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 CDs (music) 21 Days 1 15 ¢ $ 5.00
 
Children's CDs 21 Days 1 5 ¢ $ 0.50
 
Adult Audio Books 21 Days 3 15 ¢ $ 5.00
 
Children's Audio Books 21 Days 3 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 1 15 ¢ $ 5.00
 
Note that each renewal is considered another loan period!

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

Fines

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.