The Kitchener Public Library is a great resource for anyone living in Waterloo Region. You can borrow books, movies, music and more from any of their 5 locations! Better yet, if you are a resident of Waterloo Region, a library card at KPL (or the Waterloo Public Library) is completely free.
How can I get a library card?
If you are a resident of Waterloo Region, you can obtain a KPL library card for free! Those who live outside of the Region can purchase a card for $44 a year, or $22 for six months. You can get a card by applying online, or going to your local KPL branch and filling out a form. This form is also available online for those who wish to fill it out beforehand. Keep in mind that you will need to bring proof of address and identification (ex. a driver’s license)
What kinds of events and programs are available at KPL?
There are plenty of things to do at the Kitchener Public Library other than borrowing books, movies and music. This includes programs for Canada 150, children’s programs, music, guest speakers, and art exhibits. For a full list of programs and events, check the KPL events page.
How many locations are there?
The Kitchener Public Library has 5 locations. Their Central Library is located in Downtown Kitchener on Queen Street. Other locations: Country Hills, Forest Heights, Grand River Stanley Park, and Pioneer Park Libraries. Full addresses and directions available on KPL website.
What can I check out at the library?
Like most other libraries these days, the Kitchener Public Library is not only limited to a great collection of books. Check out movies, music, e-books and audio readers, video games, newspapers and magazines. The library even offers different combinations of these things, called experience bags. These handpicked collections of books, music and more are a great way to discover new movies or books you might never have found.