Get a Free Library Card

Already a Rideau Lakes Public Library member but want to renew your card or upgrade to one of the new designs? Click here.

Looking for information on membership and if you qualify? Click here.

New cards are here!

We’re launching a membership drive for 2020-2021.  Anyone who lives, works, or plays in Rideau Lakes may be  eligible for a card (see details below or ask us).  Sign up today with one of these cool new designs:

Picture of library card designs. 1. Loon on the lake 2. Loon splashing 3. Loon Story Time

Library card request form

After you fill out this form your library card will be sent to your preferred branch for curbside pick-up or by mail to your address. 

Library Card Design(required)

How do you want us to contact you for holds?(required)

Pick-up preference for holds

Would you like us to keep track of your charge history (books only)

How would you like to receive your new library card(required)

Sign me up for the RLPL monthly newsletter (this may also include updates to share information, promote library services and events. Once signed up, you may easily unsubscribe or change your preferences at any time.(required)

RLPL is working hard to protect your privacy by meeting Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation. By clicking SUBMIT you imply you are granting consent for the library to: send you notifications about your borrowing activity and transactions with email or SMS. You may opt out by request at any time.

Membership: what you need to know

To get a FREE Library card you need to

  • Be a Permanent or Seasonal Resident
  • Own Property in Rideau Lakes
  • Own a Cottage in Rideau Lakes
  • Work or go to school in the Township
  • Have a membership as a resident with libraries in our Reciprocal Borrowing agreement (see list below)

*We ask you to show documentation to support this ie. drivers license, tax bill, etc.

Membership is FREE! Children 14 and under require parental consent before being assigned a library card.

If you do not fall into any of these categories we do have a temporary membership with a fee of $20 per person / $25 for family.

Please bring your physical library card, or image stored in your mobile device, every time you wish to borrow library resources in person. All patron membership records are confidential.

Reciprocal Borrowing

Your library card also grants you access to other libraries in neighboring communities. We currently have reciprocal borrowing privileges with the following libraries (take your library card with you!): You must pay taxes in 1 of the following to receive a free library card.