Pickering Public Library is an award-winning library serving over 95,000 City of Pickering residents across 31,000 households with over 34,000 active library card accounts. Operating under the guidance of a Board of Directors, the library is primarily funded through municipal contributions and is comprised of three locations that provide excellence in client experience. 

The Library strives to create a connected, intelligent and successful community through innovative technology, programs, outreach, collections and services for all residents.

Visit the Pickering Public Library for information on available programs, workshops, events and other services, and sign up for our eNewsletter!

Check out the locations and hours of operations of each of Pickering's libraries.

Reading at the library

Looking to register for a Library card?

A valid Pickering Public Library card is required to borrow materials and are FREE to the following:

  • Residents of Pickering (proof of residence is required such as a driver’s license or utility bill)
  • Employees of Pickering businesses (proof of employment is required such as a cheque stub with a Pickering address)
  • Students attending Pickering schools (School ID card or other proof of enrollment is required)
  • Those who own property in Pickering (proof such as a tax bill is required)
  • Please Note - a second piece of ID with home address is also required.

Visit pickeringlibrary.ca/get-a-library-card/ for more details.