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Get a Library Card

How to get a library card

Bring in EITHER:

a) 1 piece of photo ID with your Penticton address**

b) 2 pieces of non-photo ID with your Penticton address**

** If your ID doesn't have your current Penticton address please bring in something official with your name and address. This can be

  1. A rental agreement
  2. A bill
  3. A piece of mail

Welcome! You are eligible for the BC One card program, where you can go anywhere in BC and borrow as long as you have:

  • an active Library card from another library
  • ID with your current address

Children ages 0 to 11 are issued their own cards. The parent or guardian of the child must show identification to prove residency and complete the Child Registration Form.

Resident children ages 12 to 18 who lack proof of residence as defined above, are required to supply a student card, or return a completed registration form before Library card is issued. Parents or guardians will be asked for identification for contact purposes.

We need:

  • your ID with your current address
  • proof of ownership

There is a fee based option for anyone who lives outside of Penticton but wants the full PPL experience. There are three time options: 3 months, 6 months, & 1 year. Please call us for pricing: 250-770-7781

Welcome! You are eligible for a FREE Non-resident card with proof of employment, such as a business card, and your government issued photo ID.

Institutions operating within the City of Penticton are eligible for institutional borrowing privileges from the Penticton Public Library. 

The following institutions are eligible:

1.      Preschools & Nursery schools

2.      Independent & Public schools

3.      Child day-care centres

4.      Senior’s homes and care facilities

5.      Social service housing, including transition homes

6.      Other institutions may be eligible at the discretion of the Chief Librarian or designate.

To receive a card, each applicant must provide a letter on official letterhead giving authorization to borrow materials for the institution. This letter must be signed by the person in charge of the institution. By signing, the institution will be liable for all lost, damaged, or overdue materials.

Each borrower at the authorized institution will receive an individual card.

Materials borrowed on an institutional card shall be for the institution’s use only. All Library borrowing privileges and responsibilities will apply to institutional borrowers.