18 and older
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:
- Books, music, videos;
- Online resources for consumer research, online classes, language learning, newspaper reading and more
- Ebooks, audiobooks, streaming video, music streaming
- Video games
- Digital tools like laser cutters, public computers
- Meeting rooms
View all membership options below.
If you live in Ottawa
16-17 Years - no parental signature required
0-15 Years - parental signature required.
Children - no internet access
0-15 Years - reduced membership with no internet access, requires parental signature.
If you have no ID/permanent address
If you have lost your library card / are not sure if you have a library card
For residents with print disability
For residents who cannot visit a branch due to age, mobility, or illness
For residents with disabilities who require longer borrowing periods