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Online Card Registration

Register online for a temporary card number. Once you complete the registration, we’ll email you a temporary library card number (barcode) that you can use immediately. It is valid for thirty days, allowing you to place holds using the online catalogue or through the SILS app. Before your temporary card expires, please visit any Saskatoon library location with valid identification and proof of address to receive your permanent library card.

By completing this library card registration form, you agree to:

  • Be responsible for all materials borrowed and other use of this card and to pay any resulting fees or charges.
  • Abide by SPL and SILS policies.
  • Report a lost or stolen card immediately.
  • Authorize SILS to retain and use any personal information necessary for the provision of library services and ensure this information is accurate.

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Questions About Getting a Library Card

When you come to the library to get your card, you will need a piece of personal identification and proof of your Saskatoon address. A piece of identification that includes your address (such as a driver’s license) will meet both requirements.

For ID Purposes

  • Driver’s license
  • Passport
  • Nexus card
  • Student card
  • Military ID
  • Government ID card
  • Treaty card or Metis card
  • Landed immigrant card
  • Business/Employer photo ID (preferably with identifying number)

For proof of address:

  • Personal cheque
  • Driver’s license
  • Utility bill or other government correspondence that shows the current address
  • Letter/envelope with cancelled postage showing current address

Community Access Cards allow you to use the computers, online databases and resources, and borrow up to four items at a time. You can get a Community Access Card without identification as long as a community member can confirm your identity.

Eligible community members include, but are not limited to:

  • Shelter workers
  • Religious leaders
  • Community outreach workers
  • Group home staff

The vouching community member is not considered responsible should borrowed items not be returned.

If you have a fixed address but no proof of address, we can send a postcard to your address. When you receive it, bring it into any library so we can verify your address.

Your PIN is the last four digits of your phone number, unless you have changed it.

You can change your PIN online at any time. Simply log into your My SPL account and click Settings. You can also change your PIN at the service desk of any library or by calling any SPL location. If you have forgotten your PIN, click on the “forgot PIN” link on the login page.

Library cards expire 3 years after they are issued. You will receive a notification 2 weeks in advance. You can come in to any library building, phone any library, or email us at [email protected]. Please have your ID and current contact information ready.