Get a Library Card

We’re excited you’re interested in getting a library card! To get a card, bring a piece of ID with your correct address to any of our locations – Main Branch, The Crossings Branch or the Bookmobile. There are benefits to membership – it’s all about us Connecting You to Ideas. We’re so much more than books, we have tons of digital content like music, newspapers, EBooks and EMagazines. Your card will give you access to our popular Lethbridge Presents program (score tickets to events) and our Physical Literacy collection which allows you to borrow sports equipment like tennis racquets and walking poles. Online you can learn a new language with Mango, take classes with Gale Courses and listen to music using hoopla. Register your library card online with a PIN/password to place holds, renew borrowed items, borrow ebooks and more from the comfort of home.
 

As a member of the Chinook Arch Regional Library System, Lethbridge Public Library is your gateway to almost 900,000 items in the shared catalogue. 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! Check out the advantages of signing up for a Me card or The Alberta Library (TAL) card.

    Annual library card fee:

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

Loan Periods:

  • Blockbuster DVD/Blu-ray - 3 days
  • DVD/Blu-ray/Video game collection - 7 days
  • Books/TopReads/Audio/Toys/Physical Literacy Kits – 3 weeks

Overdue Fees:

  • Blockbuster DVDs - $3.00/day and Blu-rays - $4/day
  • DVD/Blu-ray - $0.30/day
  • Video games - $1.00/day
  • Books/Audio/Toys/Physical Literacy Kits – $0.30/day
  • TopReads - $2.00/day
  • Children Materials - $0.10/day
*Note that loan periods and overdue fees may vary for items borrowed from other Chinook Arch libraries.

Renewals:

There are a few reasons why you might not be able to renew an item. For example, someone else may have a hold on the item; you may have already renewed it the maximum times (4 times for most items); or it is a non-renewable item such as an item from our Blockbuster, Toys, Physical Literacy Kits, Magazines, Read On or TopReads collection. There may also be a problem with your account, such as an expired card or a bill owing for over $20.00.

How do I renew my items?

Sign in to your account online using your library barcode and your PIN and renew items you still want. Renew by calling us at 403-380-7330. Renew in any branch, staff will assist you. Renew by calling TAMI (Telephone Account Management & Information) at 403-388-2544 or 1-866-941-4177 toll free. Note there are some restrictions on renewals.

Placing Holds:

If an item in our library catalogue is checked out, you may place a hold on it. Items are held for 10 days. Holds not picked up within 10 days will be charged a $2.00 fee.

TAL Card Information

If you reside within the Chinook Arch Regional Library System you can sign up for a TAL (The Alberta Library) card at LPL or any Chinook Arch member library. Using the TAL card you can visit and borrow books, CDs, DVDs and more from over 300 libraries in Alberta, including academic libraries. Some restrictions apply.

ME Card Information

If you have a LPL full service library card you can register for a Me card (link). The Me Card service is a web-based service that allows a customer with a valid library card to create an account at one or more participating libraries and then directly borrow from those libraries’ collections when they visit in person. You can use your LPL library card at any of the participating libraries you have registered with. A list of libraries participating in the Me card service can be found at melibraries.ca.