My Library Card


Apply for a Library Card in person at any Library location.  You may also click here to print a membership application form in pdf format.  Please bring ID to confirm your address.  Library cards are free for people who live in Thunder Bay.  Non-resident Library Card fees are listed here (PDF).

COVID-19 UPDATE: apply for a Library Card by emailing with your name, address, and phone number and we will issue you an e-service card.

Your library is committed to helping students succeed.

We’ve made it easier than ever for students to get a library card. Library cards are now free for all students in elementary, secondary and post secondary school. To make the sign up process easier, students no longer need to provide proof of a Thunder Bay address to get a library card - your home address will be fine!

We also have student membership packages for local schools. If you’re a teacher or school administrator who wants more information about library membership for your students, please call Ruth at 624-4206 or email her at

To be re-instated when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.


As of January 2020 there are no late fees for overdue items.


Log in to My Library Card to place holds, renew items, check due dates, and more. Visit My Library Account for information about navigating your online Library account.

Our Member Guide (PDF) provides details about borrowing from the Library including loan periods, overdue fines, renewing, returning, holds and more.