Any resident of Stratford, St. Marys, Perth East, West Perth, Perth South or North Perth may obtain a Stratford Public Library Card free of charge. Simply come to our convenient downtown location, fill out a registration form and show a piece of identification with your current address on it.
Your library card is a permanent card, renewable biyearly, and must be brought to the library every time you wish to borrow materials or use the public Internet.
Thanks to the Perth County Information Network, your Stratford Library card allows you to borrow items from the St. Marys, West Perth (Mitchell), and Perth East (Milverton) public libraries.
Get A Library Card
Download an application for a Library Card here (pdf)
Cards are free and easy to get. Use your card to:
- borrow books, DVDs, CDs
- download audiobooks, videos or ebooks
- use the library's public Interenet stations
- read newspaper and magazine articles online
- access library databases from home
In order to access your library account online, place a hold, or to download ebooks or audiobooks, you will need a PIN. The library has assinged you a PIN and it is the last 4 digits of your phone number.
Do not give out your PIN, as doing so may permit access to information on your library account.
Renewing Your Library Card
Every two years, your library card will need to be renewed. You can renew by visiting the library or calling 519-271-0220 during business hours.
To see when your library card expires, log into your library account in the catalogue, then click on "My Settings" in the top right corner.
Lost or Stolen Cards
If your card is lost or stolen, report it immediately to the brary. You are responsible for anything borrowed on your card. To receive a replacement card, you will be asked to show identification, and pay a $3.00 replacement charge.
Reciprocal borrowing allows library customers from participating communities to receive borrowing privileges at our location. Communities included in this agreement are Oxford County, Huron County, and Waterloo Regional libraries.
Members of those libraries are welcome to get a Stratford Public Library card by coming in with their home library card and a piece of identification (ie. driver's license, age of majority card). Stratford Public Library card holders can also go into any of these libraries with their cards and obtain a library card at that location.