Become a member


We’re a “Library without borders”. We welcome everyone as members and users, regardless of municipal address. The membership fee ranges from $10 for three months up to a maximum of $35 for a full year. People aged 60+ pay only $20 for a full year.

An Atwater Library membership makes a terrific gift. To make arrangements for a membership for yourself, a relative or friend, contact Roxann Fournier-Hoyt at or 514-935-7344.

New and renewing members are asked to fill out a form that you can see and download by clicking here. Print copies of the membership form are available at the Library’s circulation desk.

With a membership, you can:

  • Borrow from the Library’s collection of 40,000 titles, including prize-winning books, 3,000 DVDs, eBooks, and audiobooks – almost all in English. See the online catalogue.
  • Get bestsellers with little or no waiting time.
  • Receive discounts on computer rentals ($2/hour instead of $4/hour).
  • Receive discounts on fees for computer courses and special events.
  • Support a charitable organization and the programs and services we provide to the community. Governments provide only 11% of our core operating budget and we have no endowment fund.

Membership Fees

Duration Regular Student1 Senior2
Three Months $10
Six Months $20
One Year $35 $25 $20
1 Student ID required, 2 60+ years
Special Category Price
Quebec Writers’ Federation members $20/year
RECLAIM members $10/year
Former YMCA refugee residents
with a permanent address
3 Former YMCA membership price is for first year only.

MasterCard and Visa Accepted

Computer Courses and Library memberships can be paid by MasterCard or Visa, in person or by telephone. Volunteers will ask a staff member to process the charge.