Get a Library Card

 Your Lethbridge Public library card opens up a whole world of learning and information. As a member of the Chinook Arch Regional Library System, Lethbridge Public Library is your gateway to over 750,000 items, and many more thousands of online library resources. You can use your Lethbridge Public Library card at any Chinook Arch library, and items you borrow can be returned at any Chinook Arch Library! 

To register as a patron, head to the Customer Services Desk or the Children's Services Desk. You can also get a card on the Bookmobile. Annual library borrower's card fees:

  • Family: $25.00
  • Adult Residents: $15.00
  • Senior Residents (65+): $7.00
  • Young Adult Residents: (13-17 years of age): $3.00
  • Child (under 13 years): Free
  • Local Card - for those residing in an area not served by the Chinook Arch Regional Library System: $65.00
  • Federal Lands Family: $30.00
  • Federal Lands Adult: $20.00
  • Federal Lands Young Adult: (13-17 years of age): $3.00
  • Federal Lands Child (under 13 years): Free

Loan Periods:

  • DVDs/Videos - 7 Days
  • All Books - 21 Days
  • Audio Materials - 21 Days
  • CD-Roms - 21 Days

*Note that loan periods and overdue fees may vary for items borrowed from other Chinook Arch libraries.

Overdue Fees:

  • DVDs/Videos - $0.30/day
  • Books/Audio Materials - $0.30/day
  • Young Adult Books - $0.30/day
  • Children Materials - $0.10/day

Overdue reminder notices are sent out at 14 days and 28 days. You can also ask the Library to set up email notifications, in which case you will also receive a reminder notice three days before items are due. You can also log in to your account using your library barcode and PIN to check the due date of your items. Contact the Library for more information. Please note that patrons are responsible for the replacement or repair costs for lost or damaged items.


All items may be renewed for two loan periods, unless the item is on hold for someone else. Renewals can be done in person at the library, by telephone or online using your library card barcode and PIN number. Toys cannot be renewed.

Placing Holds:

If an item is currently checked out, patrons may place a hold on the item. Items are held for Lethbridge Public patrons for 10 DAYS. Any holds not picked up within 10 days will be assessed a $2.00 fee.
Holds Tip: A copy specific hold on Lethbridge Public Library's copy of a title will not lessen the waiting period. In fact, it usually means you will have to wait longer.

Library users must always present a valid library card to borrow materials from the Library. Remember that a library borrower's card is not needed to use resources within the Library or to attend library programs.
If your card is lost or stolen, please be sure to contact the library.