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BC One Card Program

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BC One Card FAQs

A library card from your home public library opens the door to public libraries wherever you travel – or stay – in British Columbia. Services for BC One Card members differ at each individual library.

Q. Who is entitled to the BC One Card service?

A. Any BC resident who can show a valid public library card.

Q. How do I register for BC One Card?

A. At each participating library in BC, you will need to provide your home library card and current government-issued identification (ID) to become a BC One Card member at that library. Don’t leave home without your library card!

Q. What does the BC One Card service include?

A. It allows you to check out materials and use services determined by each individual public library. Check with each library for a list of what it provides. BC One Card members must also abide by the usage policies set by each library.

At the Cranbrook Public Library

BC One Card members may:

  • Borrow up to 20 items at a time
  • Renew items that have renewals enabled
  • Return items to any public library in the province
  • Attend certain library programs
  • Use Idea Lab equipment

May not:

  • Place holds on items
  • Request items through interlibrary loan
  • Access library-purchased databases
  • Borrow Library of Things items

For full membership privileges, BC One Card members may purchase a three month or annual non-resident membership. Learn more about memberships

Q. When do I have to return the materials?

A. The library you borrow the materials from will let you know when they are due back.

Q. Where do I pay fines and fees?

A. Fines on materials are payable to the library you borrowed them from. Libraries are unable to take payment for charges from other libraries.

Related Policies

OP-02 Membership

OP-A02 Borrowing Periods & Limits