Membership is free for all residents of the Township of Alnwick/Haldimand. Visitors to the area are welcome to join for a small fee. You may register as a member at any of our 3 branches by bringing proof of your address. If you are under 14, you will need a parent or guardian's signature and proof of their address. A non-resident fee of $10 per person or $20 per family will be charged for persons living in other Townships.

How do I get a Library card?

  • You must show current identification with your name and current address.
  • Non-residents or Visitors may purchase library memberships for the following prices:
    • Per Person: $10.00
    • Family Membership: $20.00

Acceptable Identification to Verify Name and Address for Registration

  • Documents are used to verify name and address only. No other information on the document(s) presented is kept on record.
  • A valid Ontario Driver's License is acceptable for both name and address verification.
  • Otherwise, two documents will be required, one from each of the following lists, in order to provide both acceptable identification and acceptable proof of address

Acceptable Identification

  • Health card with photo
  • Citizenship card
  • Passport
  • Student ID card
  • OAS (senior's card)
  • Employer-issued photo ID card
  • BYID (from the LCBO)

Acceptable Proof of Address

  • Any Benefit Statement issued by the Government of Canada
  • Bank account statement
  • Utility bill (telephone, hydro, water, gas, cable TV)
  • Motor vehicle permit
  • Mortgage, rental or lease agreement
  • Property tax assessment or bill
  • Insurance policy (property, auto, life)
  • Employer record (pay stub or letter from employer)
  • Secondary school, college or university report card or transcript

Lost or Stolen Cards

  • Please report lost or stolen cards immediately.
  • Any item signed out on your card is your responsibility.
  • Replacement card cost: $1.00

Card Expiry

  • Library cards expire three (3) years after registration.
  • We will ask you to verify your contact information to renew your card.
  • All outstanding fines and fees must be paid to renew your card.
  • Please report any address or telephone number changes as soon as possible.

Loan Periods

Loan Periods
Material TypeLoan Period (days)Optional Renewals
Books 21 3
DVDs 7 3
Audio Books 21 3


21 3
Kits of all Types 21 3


Renewing Items and Placing Holds


TypeFines per Open Day ($)Max fine per item ($)


0.15 5.00
Audio Books and Music CDs 0.15 5.00
DVDs 0.50 5.00
Magazines 0.15 2.00
Inter-Library Loans 0.50 5.00
Replacement Cards   1.00


Printing Fees

  • The cost for printing is $0.25 per page.