Get a Library Card

Library membership is free to anyone who lives, works, goes to school or owns property in Markham or York Region.  To get a library card you will need to visit any library branch with valid and current name and address identification.

Your Library card:
  • May be used at any MPL Branch
  • Is required for all Library transactions
  • Comes with a Personal Identification Number (PIN). Your PIN
    • Is required to access your account online or through TeleCirc
    • May be obtained by visiting or calling any MPL location
    • May be changed at any MPL computer or through MPL's online catalogue

Lost or stolen cards must be reported to us immediately. A replacement will be issued at the cost of $2.00. Damaged or worn-out cards will be replaced free of charge. If you move, please notify us so that we can update our records.

Borrowers are responsible for all items borrowed on their cards and all outstanding fees.

Children under the age of thirteen (13) must have their cards signed by a parent or guardian. The parent or guardian is responsible for all items on child's card and the service charges incurred on that card.

The Ready to Read Card, for children 5 and under, helps get children started on  a lifetime of reading and learning.  With this card your child may borrow up to 25 children’s books that you can enjoy reading together.  Late fees are not charged for items returned after their due date.

Our standard library card provides access to all the resources of the Library.  Privileges vary by age and include borrowing of books, magazines, movies, music and more in both physical and digital formats.

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