You might still be Qualify to Get Toronto Library Card after Moving

Can you continue to use Toronto library card if you move out of the City of Toronto ? The answer is mostly No. However, please do NOT think you can not continue to use Toronto library card if you move out of City of Toronto area without research.

In Canada, There are different library management systems in different cities. some of them are connected, but in GTA area, seems Toronto library system is the biggest one and it is a standalone system. If people move out of the City of Toronto, mostly then can not continue to use the library card for free.

However, let us check the official policy “Who can get a library card?”

Who can get a library card?

You’re entitled to a free library card if you:

live in the City of Toronto
work in the City of Toronto
go to school in the City of Toronto, or
own property in the City of Toronto

Did you see? Living in the City of Toronto is just one option to get a free Toronto library card, there are other 3 options to let you have more chances:  If you work or study or own property in the City of Toronto, you are still qualified to get Toronto library card for free.

What is the ID requirement if we want a Toronto library card without a resident status in City of Toronto ?

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Actually Toronto library has already given official answer of it:

 

Non-residents who work, go to school, or own property in Toronto
Name and address identification as listed above, plus one of the following (issued within the last two months of the registration or renewal date):

current property deed or other proof of property ownership in Toronto
current pay stub or other current, official proof of employment in Toronto, e.g. letter of employment on official business stationery, employee photo ID card with employment address
current Toronto student card
for teens, current letter from a teacher on official school stationery verifying school attendance in Toronto

The original link is this one.

How about my family members?

If you are not living in the City of Toronto, you can continue to use the Toronto library card as long as you work, study or own property in Canada, however, your family members can NOT have free Toronto library cards ! ONLY you can have a free Toronto library card.

If your family member such as your wife, your children, they have to pay for Toronto library card.