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Library Membership

Getting Your Library Card

To register for a library card online, please visit our Online Library Card Registration page. Note - these cards are intended for patrons 12 years old or older. If you are younger than 12 years old you will need a parent/guardian to come to the library and sign for your card.

A Belleville Public Library card is free to all who live, attend school, or own property in the City of Belleville or the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Hastings County, upon presentation of personal identification showing current address. 

Acceptable ID:

-Driver's Licence (shows photo and name & address)

-If you do not have a Driver's Licence you will have to show two (2) pieces of ID: one with your name on it (i.e. birth certificate, health card, passport etc.) and the other with your name & address on it (a recent utility bill, a commercial receipt etc.)

This card gives access to the shared physical collections of Belleville Public Library and Quinte West Public Library, collectively called the Hastinet Cooperative, as well as the digital collections of Belleville Public Library.

Children reaching the age of 12 may apply for their own library cards. For children under 12, a parent or guardian must register in person on his or her behalf and accept responsibility for fines and damaged or lost items.

Membership is updated every two (2) years. At that time, cards will expire and need to be updated - the member’s name, address and telephone number will need to be verified by staff. The Library may require that any outstanding charges be paid in order to renew the Library card.

The Library offers membership to non-residents of the City of Belleville or the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory for an annual fee of $60.00 per card or $20.00 for three months.

The replacement fee for a lost library card is $1.00.

Library Catalogue

Visit our online library catalogue and search for items in our collection. You can place holds, renew your items, create book lists and much more. For an introduction to our catalogue check out this video or read our help page here.

Borrowing Privileges

A valid Belleville Public Library card must be presented each time materials are borrowed and also presented in order to access information about a member’s card account. It is possible to borrow items using a digital photo of the front of a valid library card showing the User ID number. The physical library card must be presented every two years as part of the card renewal process.

Members are responsible for all materials issued (borrowed) on their card. Signing the Library card implies acceptance of and adherence to all rules and regulations of Belleville Public Library and John M. Parrott Art Gallery.

Changes in personal information such as name, address or telephone number, as well as loss or theft of library card must be reported to staff immediately. If a card is lost or stolen, this must be reported to Library staff immediately. If a card has not been reported lost or stolen, the card holder will maintain responsibility for all items borrowed on the card.

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