Library Cards

No Library card? No problem!

Sign up for a Library card online.  (For Home Library, scroll down to “Pelham” and choose Fonthill or Maple Acre.)

After you have filled out the form, come to your chosen branch during open hours to show us your identification and pick up your card.

You can also sign up for a card in person during open hours.

Questions? Contact us at


leave a message at 905-892-6443

Expired Library card? Email us at or leave a message at 905-892-6443 to update your account.

Not sure what your password is? Try the last four digits of your phone number.



Your library card allows you to borrow items from any Pelham Public Library location, as long as you return the materials you have on time. Your card also allows you to access databases, read e-books, and download music.

Library cards are free to all people who live in the Region of Niagara or pay taxes to the Region of Niagara. If you have a library card from one of the LiNC libraries you can use that card at any of the Pelham Library locations. If you live outside the Niagara Region, you may obtain a library card for an annual fee of $40.

Visitors staying in the Town of Pelham for longer than six weeks may obtain a free library card for the period of their stay after providing proof of stay and personal identification.

Schools and youth organizations may also obtain library cards.

How to Get a Library Card

Adults and teens must provide personal identification and proof of address. Applications for children under the age of 12 must be signed by the child’s parent or legal guardian.

If you are a new resident and / or do not yet have identification, please call any library location to find out what you need to obtain a library card.

Acceptable personal identification and proof of address includes:

  • Driver’s License or Ontario Photo Card
  • Health Services Card (if address is displayed on card)
  • Passport
  • Birth Certificate or Social Insurance Card
  • Credit Card
  • Utility bill or personal mail with current postmark (no more than two weeks old)
  • Tax or lease receipt
  • Rental agreement
  • Report card or Student ID card

Your Account

Sign in to your library account to view your current checkouts, due dates, and items on hold.

Forgot your password? Try the last four digits of your phone number.

Access to your account may not be available during system maintenance. Please contact your library if you are having difficulty accessing your account.

Please refer to the Library Policies page for the Educational Youth Organization Card Policy.