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Get a library card

Welcome to Ottawa Public Library! We have several types of library membership cards.

The best way to get a library card is to visit one of our 33 branches in person, with photo ID and proof of address. You can sign up online for some of the cards.

With a library card, you can get access to:

View all membership options below.

If you live in Ottawa

If you live elsewhere

  • For individuals and families who do not live in Ottawa

    • Individual Adults (18yrs+): $90
    • Household (multiple people at same address): $180
    • Clients of 12 libraries in the National Capital Region can use some OPL services with a SmartLibrary card.