Using the Library

Everyone is welcome to visit the Blue Mountains Public Library, attend programs, view our collections and exhibits, and take advantage of our services, including:

Membership at the library is required to borrow materials and request books through interlibrary loan.

Aren't a Member of The Blue Mountains Public Library Yet?
If you are a resident of the Town of the Blue Mountains, Grey Highlands, or Meaford. Please visit the Library during opening hours to apply.

If you reside or are a rate payer in the Town of The Blue Mountains, you are entitled to free access to all library services.

  • Residents / Ratepayers of the Town of The Blue Mountains: Free
  • Members of the Meaford Public Library or Grey Highlands Public Library in good standing: Free
  • To get a library card, visit one of our branches or apply online. You will need identification to obtain a library card.
  • Visitor Card: Free, but with no access to OverDrive eBooks, Hoopla Digital streaming content or technology loans

What Kind of ID Should I Bring In?
To apply for a resident card at the library, your identification must include your Blue Mountains address.

The Library will accept as personal identification:

  • Driver's Licence
  • Ontario Health Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • Passport
  • Citizenship Certificate
  • Military ID

In the event that the above identification does not include a current address, the following will be accepted in addition to the personal identification:

  • Current Hydro, Telephone, Cable, Water, Property Tax Bill, or Assessment Notice
  • Vehicle Registration
  • Government Cheque
  • Rental Agreement
  • Personalized Cheques

Members have access to:

  • Hundreds of thousands of electronic materials through our Virtual Branch
  • Tens of thousands of print materials at L.E. Shore and Craigleith Heritage Depot
  • Full visiting privileges of the Craigleith Heritage Depot community museum
  • Access to onsite technology and technology loans

All members will receive the Library News e-newsletter, which is the primary communication of services and programs. We encourage subscription to our additional topical communications as well.

Your library card number is the 14 digit number that appears on the front of your card. Enter it with no spaces.

Your library card number also appears on your due date slip, whether you get a printed copy or receive an email notification.

If you are a member of the library but don't know your card number, email or call us at 519-599-3681 ext. 5 and we will provide it. If you have lost your library card, we can issue you a replacement card for a $1 fee.

Search the library catalogue for print and digital books, movies, magazines, and tech gadgets.

Visit our Virtual Branch to browse all our digital resources, including research databases and digital archives.

For details on loan periods, placing holds, late charges and returning materials, see Borrowing Materials from the Library.

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