About / Using the Library

Getting a Card

Who Can Get a Card?

Library cards are free to residents of the Municipality of Fort Erie and Non-residents owning property in the Municipality of Fort Erie. Seasonal may obtain a 4 month membership for $20.00.


Adults must apply in person and will need personal identification and proof of a current Fort Erie address. If you are a new resident and/or do not yet have identification with a Fort Erie address, a card will be issued and mailed to you.

Children (up to 11 years of age) do not require proof of address, however an application form must be filled out, signed by the child’s guardian/parent and brought in by the parent or legal guardian with the child OR the parent must be present with the child at the time of registration.

Acceptable personal and/or proof of address identification include :

Driver’s License, Credit Card, Passport, Utility Bill, Personal Mail, Tax or Lease Receipt, Rental Agreement, Report Card, Student ID Card.
*Mailed items must be dated and no more than two weeks old

Keeping Your Card Current

If you change your address or phone number, please tell us! There is no charge for making changes to your library card record. Your card will need to be renewed each year. Do not throw out your card. We will renew your record on our computer and you will continue to use the same card.

Lost or Stolen Cards

If your card is lost or stolen, report it immediately to any branch library. You are responsible for anything borrowed on your card. To receive a replacement card, you will be asked to show identification.

Loans and Renewals

Material Type Loan Period Renewal Period
New Adult Books 21 days 2 Renewals
Adult Books 21 days 2 Renewals
All Kids Books 21 days 2 Renewals
Movies 7 days 2 Renewals
Audiobooks 21 days 2 Renewals
New Audiobooks 21 days 2 Renewals
Adult - Magazines 7 days 2 Renewals
Music CDs 7 days 2 Renewals
Videogames 7 days No Renewal

Fine Policy

Material Type Fine Rate / Day Maximum Fine
New Adult Books $0.50 $5.00
Adult Books $0.25 $5.00
All Kids Books $0 $0
Movies $1.00 $5.00
Audiobooks $0.25 $5.00
New Audiobooks $1.00 $5.00
Adult - Magazines $0.25 $5.00
Music CDs $0.25 $5.00
Videogames $1.00 $5.00