Library Card

The Perth East Public Library provides a variety of material, from books to DVDs, for your use and enjoyment. Each of these materials has their own rule on how many you are allowed to borrow at one time, the period of time for which they can be borrowed, and the fee that accrues if they are returned past their due date.

Visiting Perth East?

If you are visiting the area for an extended period of time, you can obtain a visitor card for $7 per month. Restrictions to checkouts apply.

Register for a FREE Perth East Public Library Card 

1. Click on New User

2. Fill in the form. 

3. Click on 'I Accept'

4. Library staff will process new card applications and contact you with your new library card number as soon as possible. The physical card will be mailed to you.

Cards registered by online expire after 90 days. When the library reopens, you will need to come to the library and show photo identification to renew your card.

During the closure, no overdue fines will accrue and requested materials will be held for pickup after we reopen. Patrons will not be able to reserve materials through Bibliocommons or Inter-Library Loan during the closure.

Any resident of Perth County may obtain a Perth East Public Library card free of charge.

Your library card is a permanent card, renewable every 2 years, and must be brought to the library every time you wish to borrow materials.

Thanks to the Perth County Information Network (PCIN), your Perth East Library card allows you to borrow items from Stratford, St. Marys, North Perth (Listowel, Atwood and Monkton) and West Perth (Mitchell) public libraries.

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 assigned you a PIN and it is the last 4 digits of your phone number. You can change your PIN to an alternate 4 digit code in the online catalogue.

Do not give out your PIN, as doing so may permit access to information on your library account.

Every two years, your library card will need to be renewed. You can renew by visiting the library or calling 519-595-8395 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.

You can check the status of your items anytime using the online catalogue.

  1. Log into your account using your library card or username and your PIN (last 4 digits of your phone number)
  2. Click on My PEPL then Checked Out.  
  3. You will then see the due dates of your items.
  4. If something is coming due, click the Renew button. (please note that you will not be able to renew an item if another patron has placed a hold on it)

You can also call the library at 519-595-8395 during our open hours and ask a library staff member to check your due dates and renew the items. 

Our Courtesy Reminder Service notifies users by email that their items are due back in three days. Contact the library at 519-595-8395 to take advantage of this useful service.


A reminder that this is a courtesy service - returning your items on time is your responsibility.

Late fees have been suspended until the physical building reopens due to COVID... 

The Perth East Public Library provides a variety of material, from books to DVDs, for your use and enjoyment. Each of these materials has their own rule on how many you are allowed to borrow at one time, the period of time for which they can be borrowed, and the fee that accrues if they are returned past their due date.

KIND OF LIBRARY MATERIAL LIMIT LOAN PERIOD FEE PER DAY / MAXIMUM
Adult Books no limit 3 weeks $.25 / $10.00
Children's books no limit 3 weeks $.25 / $10.00
Magazines no limit 1 week $.25 / $10.00
Music CDs no limit 3 weeks $.25 / $10.00
DVD no limit 1 week $1.00 / $10.00
Books on CD / KIT no limit 3 weeks $.25 / $10.00
Inter Library Books
(borrowed from non PCIN libraries)
2 at a time

varies depending
on the lending library

$1/da

Late fees for materials can be paid for at the circulation desk. Payment can be made by cash or cheque.