Getting Started

The County of Prince Edward Public Library & Archives is free to join if you live, work, or play in Prince Edward County!

Step 1: Library Card and PIN

Anyone may search the library’s catalogue. To renew or request books, DVDs and more, use your 14-digit library card number and your PIN.

Don’t have a card? Get a card online. Get your 4-digit PIN at the library, by phone at (613-476-5962) or by e-mailing frdesk@peclibrary.org

Step 2: Search the County Library Catalogue

Search, renew, or request materials available at the County of Prince Edward Public Library.

  • Enter your library card number in the box labeled USER ID and your PIN in the second box.
  • Search for your item in the quick search box. (You can search by title, author or keyword).
  • When you see the item you want, click the title. It will bring you to the “item details” page.
  • On the left side of the page, click “PLACE HOLD. You can then specify your preferred branch for pickup.
  • Contact the interlibrary loan (ILLO) department, either by e-mail (illodept@peclibrary.org) or phone 613-399-2023 to have your account authorized.
  • Go to the INFOntario page.
  • Look on the left side for “My Account” and click on “Sign in”. A dialogue box will appear requesting your User ID (library card) and password (PIN)
  • Under “Authentication Service”, click and scroll the drop down menu until you see “Prince Edward (County of) Library. Click login.
  • Once you have found what you would like to order, click  “Get it” on the far right.
If you still have not found what you are looking for, call 613-399-2023 or e-mail Jennifer at illodept@peclibrary.org, or ask any library staff member.

Help with eBooks

Log in with your library card number and PIN, available at any branch of the library or by phone (613) 476-5962. Call or e-mail computerhelp@peclibrary.org for help, or to schedule a one-on-one appointment.

At the library you can also:

  • Buy your dog tag or fire permit.
  • Use a computer or WIFI for free.
  • Scan, photocopy, print and fax at any branch of the library. Colour printing and photocopying in Picton and Wellington.
    • 3D print. 3D (MakerBot) printing is available in Picton. Cost of printing is $1 plus ¢.03 per minute. The maximum print time is 6 hours. For more information contact techhelp@peclibrary.org.
  • Get technology help  – regular workshops and one-on-one appointments available: techhelp@peclibrary.org.
  • Borrow a digital projector, or reserve a meeting room for your group (no charge for non-profits, small fee for businesses.) Call Tracy at 613-399-2023 or email bookkeeper@peclibrary.org.

Services for People with Disabilities

The County of Prince Edward Library & Archives acknowledges and understands that persons with disabilities may have different needs and the library is committed to finding the best way for all to access the materials and services of the public library and the archives. Please contact CEO Barbara Sweet by phone at 613-476-5962 or by e-mail at: bsweet@peclibrary.org to discuss your requirements. We currently offer:

  • Branches with wheelchair accessible entries and washrooms
  • Elevators in buildings with a second floor
  • Delivery of books, DVDs, audiobooks and other library materials
  • Assistive technology:
    • Magnifying reader
    • Daisy Players (CNIB)
    • Large trackball computer mouse