Can I get a library card?
If you live or own property in North Bay, you can get a free library card for Adults, Teens, Juveniles, or Taxpayers. Applicants must show valid ID to register for a card (see below).
Teens (12-16) can register with their Student ID cards and a piece of ID, or be registered with a parent.
Juveniles (0-12 or beginning of grade 7) do not require proof of address; however, their application must be signed by a parent/guardian. Adults may not borrow material on a Juvenile card.
Taxpayers must show their property tax bill/receipt each year on renewal.
If you live outside of North Bay, you can get a non-resident Adult, Teen, or Juvenile card for an annual fee
Visitors to North Bay
What if I am a student/faculty/staff at Nipissing University/Canadore College?
For students attending Nipissing or Canadore, you are eligible for a PALS membership when you show your campus ID, proof of North Bay address, and home address.
What is PALS?
PALS is a reciprocal agreement with Nipissing University/Canadore College and the North Bay Public Library; students, staff and faculty on campus are eligible for a library card at our library, and patrons in good standing (no outstanding fines or lost material) are eligible for a card at the Learning Library.
Only one piece of ID is needed if one of the following is provided:
Valid forms of ID for name and picture/signature
Valid forms of ID for address verification
High school students may use their Student ID plus one of the above forms of ID, or register with a parent/guardian
Children in grade 6 or under, or who are under the age of 13 do not require proof of address but must have the Children’s application form signed by a parent/guardian. Adults may not borrow material for their own use on a child’s card.