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Upon successful registration, we will provide a digital library barcode which will allow you to access some of our online resources — including OverDrive for downloading e-books, and e-audiobooks and Magazines.

Fill in and submit the form below to apply for a library card. All fields marked with an * are required.

Are you a resident of Nova Scotia?
Terms and conditions

I hereby apply for borrowing privileges at all Halifax Public Libraries branches. I agree to be responsible for the materials borrowed on my library card and to abide by the rules and regulations of Halifax Public Libraries.

I Agree
Parent / Legal Guardian

As the parent or legal guardian of the above named applicant and I hereby apply for borrowing privileges on his/her behalf. I understand that I am responsible for my child's use of any Halifax Public Libraries' services or facilities, including the borrowing of materials and the use of Library computers and the Internet. I agree to abide by the rules and regulations of Halifax Public Libraries and to take full responsibility for materials borrowed on this card.

Please note: If you’ve had a library card in the past and apply for a new account, in most cases your old account will be removed from our system and replaced with the newly created one. This will delete any requests or holds you had on your old account, including those placed in Overdrive.

If you believe you have an account with us and can’t remember your barcode or PIN, please feel free to contact us via or 902-490-5753.