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Library Membership

Getting Your Library Card

A Belleville Public Library card is free to all who live or own property in Hastings County upon presentation of personal identification showing current address. You must present documentation showing your current address to receive a card.

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 collections of Belleville Public Library and Quinte West Public Library, collectively called the Hastinet Cooperative.

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 annually. Every 12 months, cards expire and the member’s name, address and telephone number will be verified by staff. The Library may require that any outstanding charges must be paid in order to renew the Library card.

The Library offers membership to non-residents of Hastings County 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.


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 annually 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.