Frequently Asked Questions

Smiths Falls Public Library cards are free for Smiths Falls residents and residents of the Township of Montague. To get your card, bring proof of address and photo ID to the library. If you’re 15 years of age or younger, your parent’s signature is required. Make sure to bring your card each time you visit the library!

Book a session on one of our public computer stations by phone or email, or visit us in person. All workstations have internet access and Microsoft Word. Printing is 20 cents / page for black & white and $1.00 / page for colour.

If you need to update any of your registered information, please call or visit the library. Library staff may ask you to provide proof. For example, if you’ve moved and need to update your address, a utility bill or bank statement can be used as proof of residence.

Our information and reference staff is available during library business hours to answer your questions. Give us a call, send us an email, or visit us in person.

You can also browse our catalogue and access your library account from home by visiting

Fines can be paid at the library by cash (preferred) or by cheque. Long outstanding fines may result in loss of borrowing priveleges.

Library cards expire after 1 (one) year. You can renew your card at the library by showing ID with your current address. If you move within the year, please visit the library to update your address.

The Friends of the Smiths Falls Public Library is an organization that helps support the library. Friends groups raise funds for special equipment or capital funds, facilitate new programs, advocate for improved library services, promote the library in their community, and enjoy social programs. Members of the Friends are volunteers who pay a small membership fee. They assist in providing basic library resources from books to enhanced computer access for the public. Visit our Friends of the Library page for more information.