Your Library Card

A library card is free for everyone. Your LPL card gives you access to thousands of physical and digital materials. To get a card, visit one of our branches or click here to register online.

Read on to learn more about your Lincoln Public Library card.

Have a question?

How to Get a Library Card

To sign up in-person, visit your nearest branch. You will need current name and address identification, such as a driver’s licence, Ontario photo card, health card (with address on the back) or a utility bill.

The information collected for library cards needs to be updated once a year. Visit the library or call your local branch to renew your card.

Teens (ages 13 to 15)

Teens can obtain a library card with a student ID card, official school letter or report card.

Children (age 12 and under)

A parent/guardian must be present for a child to get a library card.

Parents/guardians assume responsibility for materials checked out by children.

Limited-Use Card  

If you are experiencing homelessness, you are eligible for a library card valid for 12 months that will allow you to borrow up to 5 items at a time as well as access digital resources. All that is required is name identification. One piece of identification with your name on it OR a letter from a hostel/shelter or social agency that can verify your name.

After Registering Online

Once you register online, we will notify you via phone or email with your account information. Your physical card can be picked up at your home branch on your next visit. Your PIN/password is the last four digits of the phone number entered on the online form.

What you can do with a library card

Borrow books, music, movies and more 
Place holds through the website to reserve materials and have them sent to your nearest branch
Download eBooks, digital magazines, movies and music 
Access eLearning resources
Use research databases to access magazine and newspaper archives, business directories and other specialized content
Use makerspace equipment and resources

Borrowing Information

99 items can be checked out on a card.
2 renewals for most items, unless requested by another borrower.
21 day loan period for most items.
7 day loan period for DVDs, Blu-rays, magazines, express books, nature backpacks and launchpads.
3 day loan period for Express DVDs.
No fines on children’s materials, except for launchpads and backpacks.
Fines and dues are waived until further notice.
Wi-Fi Hotspot fees apply.

Lost Library Card

Report a lost card

If your card has been lost or stolen, contact the library by phone or in person right away.

If reporting by phone, you will be asked to verify the information we have on record for you, e.g., name, address, etc.

Please note: If you find your card after reporting it lost and have not yet been issued a new card, contact staff to have them reinstate the original card for you. If you have been issued a new card, your original card is no longer valid.

How to get a new card

To replace a lost or damaged card, you will need to bring acceptable name and current address identification on your next visit to the library and pay the replacement card fee.

Replacement Card Fee $3.00

Account Info

Change your personal information

The following information can be updated in your account online:

  • email address
  • home address
  • password/PIN
  • username

Other updates must be made by library staff at any branch.

Update your email address

The email address in your account is used to send your hold pickup, overdue and due date reminder notices. To update your email address:

  1. Go to the Account Info section in your account.
  2. Select edit – underneath your email address.
  3. In the Email address field, enter your new email address.
  4. Select Submit.

Change your password/PIN

  1. Go to the Account Info section in your account.
  2. Select Change password
  3. Enter your new password/PIN number and confirm it.
  4. Select Save.

Change your pickup branch

  1. Go to the Preferences section in your account.
  2. Select pickup library, then select your branch from the drop-down menu. 

Update other personal information

If your phone number changes, please let us know. Staff at your local branch have to update this information for you – it can’t be done online or by phone.