Library Card

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.

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



AUTO-RENEWAL (From December 1, 2021)

With Auto Renewals, items on your account will automatically renew 3 days before they are due. Most physical items borrowed (books, DVDs, audiobooks, music CDs) are eligible for up to 3 auto-renewals.

The following are not eligible for auto-renewal:

  • Items that have reached their renewal limit
  • Items another customer has requested to borrow (items on hold)
  • ILLO items (special items borrowed from another library system)
  • Downloadable and streaming materials (i.e. eBooks and eMagazines)
  • Book Club Kits
  • MakerKits
  • Hotspots
  • Park Passes
  • Reference materials

All library members will be signed up for Auto-Renewal but may opt-out at any time by contacting the library. Customers who are signed up for email notifications will receive a notice 3 days before their items are due indicating which items have been renewed and which have not. You can also check the status of your items at anytime using the online catalogue. 

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

Teen Book Club

male reading

This Book Club is temporary postponed during COVID...

Teen Book Club

This book club is unique - we don't all read the same book at the same time. It's an opportunity to share your thoughts and make recommendations of books you think others might enjoy. We encourage all comments (but please be respectful of your fellow readers!).

No Fear Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

No Fear Shakespeare

Taking an English class that requires you to read a Shakespeare Novel?   

No Fear Shakespeare is here to help! 

This series of books helps make Shakespeare's writing easier to understand by presenting Shakespeare's plays with modern language text side by side, margin notes, and lots of explanations and descriptions of the characters.

Allie Fallis

Allie Fallis

CEO since 2020

Allie Fallis

Interim Chief Executive Officer at Perth East Public Library

My favourite part about working at the library is being able to meet and get to know people I may never have crossed paths with, hearing their personal stories, and helping - whether it's solving a problem, finding a document they need or suggesting their next read - it's so gratifying knowing you've made a difference in someone's day.


Makerspace is temporary postponed during COVID...


Makerspace Hours:

Our Makerspace will be available on the 3rd Saturday of each month (September to June).
You are welcome to use the Makerspace equipment on your own at other times but staff may not be available to assist you.

Materials & Costs:

$2.00 / 12 X 12 Sheet of Vinyl (includes transfer tape if needed)
$1.00 / 12 X 12 Piece of Transfer Tape

The Virtual Reality goggles require a cell phone or ipod with a VR App downloaded.
Library will house limited supplies for the Cricut. Users are encouraged to purchase their own Cricut materials at a local craft store.
** Please note that PEPL  does not accept responsibility if a project is destroyed, does not print correctly, or does not work **

When You Visit: 

  • Admission is first-come, first-served
  • Admission is free; consumable products are charged at cost
  • Must have a valid library card from one of the Perth County libraries to use the MakerSpace
  • All visitors must agree to the MakerSpace Policy prior to use of MakerSpace and sign in at the beginning of each visit
  • Children 12 years old and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult

Past Workshops: 

  • Cricut Design Space
  • Wooden Sign Workshop
  • Pillow Covers
  • Tote Bags
  • Christmas Ornaments

Did you miss our Cricut Design Space Workshop?

Click here to find a video of the workshop! 

Do you have an idea for a workshop? Let us know!

Computer, Scanning & Printing

Public Computers

The Perth East Public Library is equipped with computers for both adult and youth use. Please sign up at the Information Desk. 

Wireless Internet

The internet can be accessed through our public computers or via the wireless network for personal devices. To access from your laptop or other mobile device: