Frequently Asked Questions

Library memberships 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. Children in Grade 8 or under must register for membership accompanied by a parent or guardian who presents identification with name and address, and accepts responsibility for all fees incurred. Make sure to bring your card each time you visit the library!

You can now register online for a library card! Fill out the online form and you will be contacted when your new card is ready. You will be required to show photo ID and proof of address when you pick up your card.

Adult Library Card Registration

Children’s Library Card Registration 

Non-Resident Membership Fees: $55.00 annually or $11/month
Replacement library card: $3.00

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 word processing software.

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

Library memberships typically expire after 1 (one) year. You can renew your membership 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.

Thinking of rehoming a well-loved book? Thank you for thinking of us! Unfortunately, due to space limitations we can only accept the following donations:

  • Books in pristine condition published in the past two years
  • Classic/perpetually popular (e.g. Harry Potter) books in pristine condition
All donations must be brought to the desk for consideration. Please do not leave donations in the book drop or by the door. Thank you for your understanding!


If you would like to make a monetary donation towards the library, please contact Amanda Foster (CEO, Smiths Falls Public Library) at [email protected]