A library card is free if you live in the City of Welland or elsewhere in the Niagara Region. Â You will be required to provide proof of identification (photo I.D.) and your current address when you register.Â Acceptable proof of identification includes a current driverâ€™s license or new Ontario Health Card.
Children and students up to age 14 must have a parent or guardian sign the application form and show proof of identification and current address.
Your library card must be shown each time you want to borrow material.
Please take care of your library card.Â You are responsible for any items borrowed on it and for any charges that may result from late, lost or damaged materials.
WPLâ€™sÂ catalogue is accessible from the Internet. That means you can check for materials or check on your account status from home, office, school, or anywhere else in the world.
If you lose your library card, please notify us immediately as you are responsible for all materials signed out on your card.
There is a $3.00 replacement fee for a lost or damaged card.
You can access your library account through the catalogue (https://olco NULL.ent NULL.sirsidynix NULL.net/client/en_US/welland/?), renew your materials, and place holds on items.Â You will need:
- your 14-digit Welland Public LibraryÂ card number (ID) â€“ all the numbers, no spaces
- and yourÂ PIN number which can be obtained in person at the Library
Then click on My Account.
The Library offers email notificationÂ that items on hold for you are available for pick-up, reminders that your items are due soon, as well as alerts that you have overdue items.
To receive email notices, send us an email (enotices null@null welland NULL.library NULL.on NULL.ca ) with Library Notices as the subject.Â Â Be sure to include:
- Your name
- Phone number
- Library card number
All library items have loan periods and some have borrowing limits.Â Refer toÂ the chart belowÂ to see which guidelines relate to your material.
|Material||Borrowed by||Fine||Maximum fineÂ per item|
|Adult books||Adults & Children||20Â˘ / day||$4 per item|
|Childrenâ€™s books||Adults & Children||20Â˘ / day||$4 per item|
|7-Day books||Adults & Children||50Â˘ / day||$10 per item|
|Magazines||Adults & Children||20Â˘ / day||$4 per item|
|Videos||Adults & Children||20Â˘ / day||$4 per item|
|DVDs||Adults & Children||50Â˘ / day||$10 per item|
|Spoken Word||Adults & Children||20Â˘ / day||$4 per item|
||Adults & Children||20Â˘ / day||$4 per item|
|Interlibrary Loans||Adults & Children||$1.00 / day||$20 per item|
|Electronic Games||Adults & Children||50Â˘ / day||$10 per item|
|eBook Readers||Adults||$5.00 / day||$30 per item|
- We can borrow books for you from other libraries in Ontario, if we donâ€™t have them in our collection.
- We can borrow microfilm from national and provincial archives.
- We cannot borrow audio-visual material, current bestsellers, reference material or school textbooks.
Fines and Replacement Fees
Borrowers with lost or long overdue materials will be billed the replacement cost of the item, plus the fine, plus a non-refundable $2.00 per item administration fee.
Items returned after a bill is sent will be charged the maximum fine owing plus the Administration fee.