Register Online and use the e-Card to access HPL’s Online Resources. You can get a physical card by visiting one of our branches with your IDs.

FAQs: Online Library Card Registration

Registering at a Branch, please bring identification and proof of your current address.

Acceptable forms of identification are:

  • A valid driver's licence (permanent or temporary)
  • Ontario Photo card
  • Two pieces of current identification (one should include your current address)

Library cards are free to anyone living, working or studying in Hamilton. With your Library card you can:

  • Use it at any Library branch in Hamilton.
  • Borrow books, CDs, movies, magazines, video games and more.
  • Access online resources such as newspapers, articles and special databases (consumer reports, auto repair, genealogy research).
  • Download eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, movies and magazines.
  • Use Library computers and printers.
  • Use digital media labs and Makerspaces.
  • Access Hamilton's Civic Museums for free.

Please visit the Get a Library Card | HPL webpage for details.