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Arrange for a children's staff member to visit my child care centre

Travelling Tales is an exciting Aurora Public Library outreach program developed for child care centres in the community. This program reaches children who may not be able to take advantage of in-library preschool programs and visits. As children are introduced to the library, their early literacy skills are reinforced through a program filled with stories, songs, nursery rhymes and more! Invitations are sent to Aurora child care centres twice a year. Please contact Polly Ross, Childrens' Services Librarian, for further information.

Arrange for a school visit for students

Come to the library, or let us bring the library to you! We have so much to offer both elementary and secondary schools. A visit can introduce students to research skills, general library information as well as a presentation and demonstration of APL's electronic and print collections. Programs are tailored specifically to student grade levels and can be modified to focus on subjects and/or themes. To book a visit, please let us know three weeks in advance and we’ll be happy to accommodate you based on availability.

Get a library card

APL has made it easier than ever to get or renew a library card. You can visit us during opening hours or apply online by filling out this form. 

Membership is free to all who live, work, attend school, or own property in Aurora or any York Region municipality (as per YRPLP agreement). Identification with current address is required for all registrations.

Place a hold

If you would like an item set aside for you or if an item you would like is already checked out to another member, you may request the material in person, by phone (905-727-9494 option 2) or online. When the material arrives, we will notify you by phone or email (per your notification preference). You will need to pick up your hold before the expiration date indicated in the notification message. You may have 30 active holds at a time.

Renew materials

All Items may be renewed five (5) times except for:

High demand material
Items with requests
Interlibrary loans (unless authorized by the lending library and renewed two days prior to due date)

Renew my membership

Your membership expires bi-annually and renewal allows us to make sure we have up-to-date contact information; all monies owed to the Library must be paid in full before your account can be renewed. If you have work or school related membership, proof of continued school enrollment or employment is also required at time of renewal. Contact information changes such as address, telephone number or email address should be reported immediately. If your card has expired, you can access your account but you can't place holds, renew items or check out any material.

Return materials

All materials may be returned to Aurora Public Library 24/7 through our outside drop box (Church Street entrance) or inside at the Customer Greeter desk during opening hours.  A return bin is also available at the Aurora GO Station, northwest corner beside the bike racks.


Replace my library card (lost/missing)

  • Treat your library card like a credit card. You are responsible for any item borrowed on this card until it has been reported lost or stolen. Report a lost card to the first floor Service Desk immediately to avoid misuse.
  • If your card has been turned in at the Library, you may retrieve your card from the first floor Service Desk with proper ID.
  • The replacement fee for a lost card is $3. Identification will be required to issue a new card.

Use my library card

You can borrow books, music, movies, TV shows, video games, activity kits and "take and makes", as well as research databases, take courses and get magazines, newspapers and journals that you won't find online. You can also download eBooks, eAudiobooks, music and stream movies.

Volunteer at the library

See below our great volunteer opportunities for teens who need to earn community service hours, as well as adults looking for meaningful volunteer opportunites


TEENS: Volunteer Opportunities Newsletter

Sign up for our Volunteer Opportunities Newsletter to get emails about ongoing and one-time volunteer opportunities at the library. Sign up HERE.

Suggest a Purchase

  • Check the library catalogue before submitting a request.  Materials on order may be in the catalog and can be reserved.
  • The library automatically orders widely from current publishing, so please do not submit requests for popular materials and best selling authors.
  • Recommendations must be current (published within the last year).  

Click here to suggest a purchase ( Through The Catalogue)