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If you live, work, own property, or are in attendance at an education institution in the City of Vaughan, you qualify for free membership. If you are a member of Aurora Public Library, Richmond Hill Public Library, Markham Public Library, Newmarket Public Library, Caledon Public Library, King Township Public Library, or Brampton Public Library, you may also apply for free membership with Vaughan Public Libraries. Membership for those who do not qualify is available for an annual fee of $80.00.

Apply Online

Online application is available to anyone who qualifies for free membership.

Please note, online applications will be processed within 72 hours excluding holidays and branch closures. When your Library Card is ready, a VPL staff member will send your VPL Library Card number by email and you will be able to collect your card from your local branch. Apply now.

Apply in Person

You may visit any Vaughan Public Libraries branch to apply for membership.

You must apply in person at any VPL branch if you do not qualify for free membership.

Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to obtain a VPL Library Card.

Membership Renewal

VPL's cards expire annually. You can renew your library card in person at any Vaughan Public Libraries branch with a valid identification. All fines and fees must be paid in full prior to membership being renewed. You cannot renew your materials when the card is expired, and if it is due to expire before the full renewal time period, then your materials will be due on the date your card expires.

Acceptable Identification

Whether you register online or in person, you will need to bring identification with you to obtain a VPL Library Card. Staff will ask you for identification that shows your name and one of the following:

  • current home address in the City of Vaughan (drivers licence, utility bill - telephone, hydro, cable);
  • employment in the City of Vaughan (pay stub);
  • registration at a school or college in the City of Vaughan (report card); or
  • title/deed for land owned in the City of Vaughan.

PIN (Personal Identification Number)

A PIN is necessary to access your library account online and to access databases. You can set up your PIN at any VPL branch.

When you register, you will be asked to provide us with a four digit number. Please remember this number for use at a later date.

Your PIN protects access to your library record. As a result, it is important to choose a number other people won't be able to guess easily. Once your PIN is set up, keep it in a safe place and don't give the number to anyone.

If you forget your PIN,

  • You may visit one of the library branches in person and show valid identification and your library card. Staff there will be able to activate a new PIN for you.
  • If you have signed up Email Notification with VPL, you may use Forgot Your PIN link on the catalogue login form and get a new PIN online.

You may also change your PIN online. Login to your library account, click on My Account - Contact Information tab, then click on Change PIN link to change your PIN.

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