In accordance with the Library Act, R.S.O. 1990, chapter 44, section 23 all Norfolk County residents are eligible to apply for a FREE library card. The term resident includes those living in the county, those who own property in the county but reside outside county limits, those attending an educational institution in the county and those employed in Norfolk County. When registering for a card, or renewing an existing card, the applicant must provide one piece of valid identification with a current address (Ontario Driver’s Licence; Ontario Health Card; Personal Printed Cheque, Hospital Card, Pay stub; mail delivered by Canada Post). Non-resident property owners should provide a Norfolk County tax receipt and non-resident students should provide a valid student card.

Youth or Young Adult 
Young adults between the ages of 14-17, inclusive, are permitted full access to the library collection and on-line resources, excluding age restricted DVDs and Videos. Proof of age may be required. Proof of residence is required but parents need not sign the card.

Children or Juvenile
Children under the age of 14 may apply for a Library card but are required to have a parent/guardian’s signature and the parent must have ID to verify residence. A parent should only sign the card if they are willing to accept responsibility for the child’s selection/use of the library and its resources.  DVD and Video restrictions apply.

Membership Responsibility

– Each registered member shall:
– Present a NCPL card each time material is borrowed
– Be responsible for all materials borrowed
– Pay all fines and charges incurred for overdue, damaged or lost materials
– Report the loss of a card promptly
– There is no longer a fee to replace the card
– Each library card needs to be renewed every 2 years