Join the Library

Anyone may visit the library and use its resources, including access to the Internet, for no charge. Borrowing from the library is free for Cornwall residents. Identification with a current Cornwall address is required as proof of residency to obtain a membership card. You must have your own library card with you to sign out materials from the library.

A membership fee is charged for borrowing privileges for people who do not reside within the City of Cornwall. To obtain an exemption from the non-resident membership fee, proof of payment of property taxes to the City of Cornwall within the current year, or a current rental or lease agreement for property within the City of Cornwall must be provided.

Non-resident membership fees-single membership

  • 3 months @ $10.00
  • 6 months @ $20.00
  • 12 months @ $30.00

Non-resident membership fee – family membership

  • 3 months @ $20.00
  • 6 months @ $40.00
  • 12 months @ $60.00

A family membership includes immediate family members living at the same address.

Children under the age of 14 may have their own cards and borrowing privileges with the authorization of a parent or legal guardian. Students attending school full-time in Cornwall are eligible for a free membership with proof of enrollment (single membership only – membership limited to the duration of enrolment).

Businesses and institutions, including schools, may obtain an employee membership. Inquire at the Membership desk of the library for more information.