Service Update: Library Card Needed to Use Public Computers  

Starting July 2, Lincoln Pelham Public Library (LPPL) is implementing a new process for accessing public computers. Users will “check out” desktop computers using their library account, which requires a library card.  

Chromebooks will be available to check out for in-library use. Additionally, Chromebooks will also be available to borrow at all branches for use at home later this year.  

How do I get a library card? 
Library cards are free for everyone. To get a card, visit your nearest LPPL branch.  
Children 12 and under: 

  • A parent or guardian must present name and address identification, such as a driver’s licence, or a combination of documents, such as a health card and utility bill. Parents/guardians are responsible for materials borrowed on a child’s card. 

Teens age 13 – 17: 

  • Teens can obtain a library card with a student ID card, official school letter, or report card. 

Adults 18 and up: 

  • Please bring name and address identification, such as a driver’s licence, or a combination of documents, such as a health card and utility bill. 

You can also sign up online and receive your library card by mail. 

People living outside Lincoln and Pelham are eligible for a non-resident card, which is restricted to borrowing physical items and computer use. Access to electronic resources (Libby, PressReader, hoopla digital, Kanopy, etc) is only available to Lincoln and Pelham taxpayers, based on licencing agreements.  

What if I do not have my library card with me? 
A library card or proof of identification is required to access your library account. This protects an individual’s privacy.  

  • It is recommended to keep a photo of your library barcode on your phone or scan the barcode into a virtual wallet.  
  • Newer library cards come with a small keychain tag. There is no charge to replace your library card with this format.  

What can I do with my library card? 

  • Borrow books, magazines, DVDs, and Blurays, and non-traditional items from the Library of Things 
  • Use public computers 
  • Access eBooks, audiobooks, newspapers, digital magazines, movies, music, etc, anytime and anywhere 

What is the Libraries in Niagara Cooperative (LiNC)? 

Established in 2010, the Libraries in Niagara Cooperative (LiNC) is a consortium of nine public libraries across Niagara that share the Evergreen catalogue and resources, offering customers access to a much larger and broader collection.  

LiNC libraries include: 

Fort Erie Public Library 
Grimsby Public Library 
Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library 
Port Colborne Public Library 
Thorold Public Library 
Wainfleet Public Library 
Welland Public Library 
West Lincoln Public Library 


Please contact: 
Amy Guilmette, Director of Customer Service