Visit any Guelph Public Library location or register online to get a library card.
How to get a card:
- Show identification with your name and address
- Guelph property owners should show proof of ownership
- Children under age 13 must be with their parent to get a card
What you can do with your library card:
- Borrow library materials
- Request materials from other library system through our InterLibrary Loans Department
- Download eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies and music
- Search our eResources
- Register for programs
- Access library computers
If you do not live in Guelph
You can get a free Reciprocal Borrowing membership if you have a library card at Cambridge Public Library or Wellington Public Library. Please show identification with your name and address along with your Cambridge or Wellington County Library Card. Non-resident memberships cost $50 for six months or $100 for one year.
If you lose your card, contact the library immediately. You are responsible for items borrowed on your card before the library is notified of your card's loss. To get a new card, bring your identification to any library location. There is a replacement card cost of $2.00.
The default password is the last 4 digits of your library card number. You can change the default password online to your own secure password by logging in to your account.
For specific due dates, you can check your account online.
|Item borrowed||Loan period|
|Book Club set to go||4 weeks|
|Compact discs||3 weeks|
|Kill a watt power meter||3 weeks|
|Kobo eReader||3 weeks|
|Mobile hotspots (no renewals)||1 week|
|Quick Pick books (no renewals)||1 week|
|Quick Pick DVD (no renewals)||2 days|
|Speck air quality monitor||1 week|
|Video Games||1 week|
Renew your library materials
You can renew items up to 3 times unless there is a request placed by another borrower.
How to renew:
- In person at any library location
- Phone 519-824-6220
- Email email@example.com
- Renew online. Log in with your library card number and password (default password is the last 4 digits of your library card number)
- Self-checkout stations at Main Library, West End, Westminster and Bullfrog Libraries
You may choose from email, automated phone message or text messaging for your library notices.
|Notice Type||Format||Delivery Schedule|
|Hold pickup notice||Email/text||6 a.m. next day|
|Hold pickup notice||Phone call||Same day (after 12 noon)|
|Almost overdue courtesy||2 days before due (3 days between notices)|
|Overdue notice||Email/phone/txt||14 days overdue|
|Replacement item||Mailed letter||45 days overdue|
|Fines notice||Mailed letter||14 days after fines exceed $10|
|Referral to Collection Agency||Mailed letter||30 days after fines exceed $100|
Items returned late are subject to overdue fines. While fines exceed $10.00, borrowing privileges are suspended.
|Item Type||Adult Collection|
|Audiobooks||0.30/day -- $9 max|
|Binoculars||0.30/day -- $9 max|
|Book Club Set to go||0.30/day -- $9 max|
|Books||0.30/day -- $9 max|
|Compact Discs||0.30/day -- $9 max|
|DVD||1.00/day -- $10 max|
|Kill a watt power meter||0.30/day -- $9 max|
|Kobo eReader||1.00/day -- $10 max|
|Magazines||0.30/day -- $6 max|
|Mobile hotspots (no renewals)||2.00/day -- $10 max|
|Pedometer||0.30/day -- $9 max|
|Quick Pick books (no renewals)||0.60/day -- $9 max|
|Quick Pick DVD (no renewals)||2.00/day - $10 max|
|Speck Air Quality Monitor||1.00/day -- $10 max|
|Video Games||1.00/day --$10 max|
|Item Type||Children's Collection|
|Audiobooks||0.15/day -- $5.00 max|
|Books||0.15/day -- $5.00 max|
|Compact Discs||0.15/day -- $5.00 max|
|DVD||1.00/day --$10 max|
|Magazines||0.15/day -- $5.00 max|
|Video Games||1.00/day -- $10 max|
Outstanding accounts and collection
The library uses a collection agency to recover outstanding accounts exceeding $100.00 for more than 30 days.
Items that are 45 days overdue are considered lost. The library will mail the cardholder a bill including the cost of the item and a processing fee (which includes your overdue fines).
|Item type||Replacement Cost||Processing fee Adult Collection|
|Book Club Set to go||varies||$12|
|Kill a watt power meter||$25||$12|
|Quick Pick books (no renewals)||varies||$12|
|Quick Pick DVD (no renewals)||varies||$15|
|Speck Air Quality Monitor||$200||$12|
|Item type||Replacement Cost||Processing fee Children's Collection|
Items returned incomplete or with missing parts
Any multi-part item returned incomplete is subject to replacement costs and processing fees on your account.
Items returned in damaged condition are subject to a replacement cost and processing fee of $5.00 (does not include overdue fines).
Lost or damaged CD or DVD case or library barcode are $1.00 each.