Membership

What do you need before you can access everything the library has to offer? Just one thing: a library card.

Who Can Get a Library Card?

  • Anyone who lives or owns property in the City of Saskatoon
  • Visitors staying in the City of Saskatoon
  • Residents of Saskatchewan. These cards are part of the SILS* system

Card Application Form

Children and a librarian at a library service desk.

How Can You Get a Library Card?

You can get a library card at any SPL location or any public library in Saskatchewan.  

What will you need?

  • A piece of personal identification. For example, your driver's liscence.
  • Teens can use the signature of a parent or guardian as a form of identification. 
  • Children under 14 years of age must have parent or guardian sign the application form. Parents or guardians are responsible for materials borrowed by their children.

Accepted identification:

  • Driver's License 
  • Student Card
  • Passport
  • Personal Cheque Book
  • Treaty Card
  • Cancelled Personal Mail
  • Utility Bill (including a digital copy of an e-bill)
  • Government Correspondence 

What if You Have No Identification?

Community Access Cards allow you to use the computers, online databases and resources, and borrow up to 4 items at a time. You can get a Community Access Card without identification as long as a community member can vouch for 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 SPL location so that we can verify your address.

What can you do with your SPL membership?

  • Borrow books at any public library in Saskatchewan (reciprocal borrowing)
  • Borrow books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, video games and more
  • Access articles, newspapers and more online
  • Download eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies and music
  • Book and use library computers 

What can you do without a SPL membership?

  • Read magazines, books, newspapers and more while visiting the library.
  • Use our wireless network with your wireless device.
  • Attend free, non-registered library programs.

Lost or Stolen Library Cards

Tell us right away if your card is lost or stolen. Come in to any location or give us a call. You'll need to show your ID to get a new card.

Remember: you are responsible for all items borrowed on your card.