Obtaining a Library Card
Library cards are free to New Westminster residents and residents of other InterLINK library communties. BC residents who are not from InterLINK areas can apply for a BC OneCard.

To get a library card, you need to apply in person with:

  • a driver’s license or BCID with your current address or
  • two pieces of identification: one with your current address.
Personal  ID               ID with Street Address
  • Driver's License
  • BC ID
  • Passport
  • Credit Card
  • Bank Card
  • Canadian Citizenship Card
  • Status Indian Card
  • Permanent Residence Card
  • Care Card
  • Pharmacare Card
  • SIN Card
  • Driver's License
  • BC ID
  • Vehicle Insurance Registration
  • Rental agreement
  • Envelope showing name, current address & recent postmark
  • Property tax bill (current)
  • Hydro bill (current)
  • Telephone bill (current)
  • Bank statement or personalized cheques


A parent's or legal guardian's signature is required for library cards for children 12 years of age and under.

Please inform the Library of name, address or phone number changes.

New Borrowers

New library cardholders have limited borrowing privileges for the first month. A total of 5 items of any material combined may be checked out at one time.
Your card must have no charges or overdue items to be changed to regular borrower status.


Using other Libraries

Public Library InterLINK is a group of libraries from the Lower Mainland, Fraser Canyon, and Whistler areas. Residents of these communities can go to any member library and register to borrow material. Please bring your home library card and identification with you.

BC OneCard

 If you are visiting a region of BC outside the InterLINK area, you can register at those libraries too. When you get to your destination, take your home library card and current ID to the local library and ask for the OneCard decal. Full details are here: BC OneCard.