Using the Library


eBooks: Downloading to a Tablet or Smartphone

Last Updated 2019/01/29

You can download eBooks and audioBooks directly to your tablet or smartphone the Libby app – there’s no need for a computer.  Check this list of compatible devices. Using Libby to Download an eBook Go to these pages which explain how to download to your specific device: Android Kobo Tablets iPhone/iPad Windows For further help:


About Library To Go

Last Updated 2019/01/29

Find out more: About the Service Compatible Devices eBooks: Downloading to a Computer Downloading to a Tablet or Smartphone Transferring eBooks to an eReader (Kobo, Nook or other compatible device) audioBooks: Downloading to a Computer Finding and Borrowing Items & Placing Holds


Using the Library

Last Updated 2019/02/19

Manage Your Library Account Borrow From Other Libraries Library Policies  


Patron Conduct

Last Updated 2019/02/13

Code of Conduct The Library endeavours to provide a welcoming and safe environment so that all persons may partake of the benefits of the Library. Every person using the Library is expected to act with respect and consideration towards: Library patrons Library staff Library property Here is what the policy says: Welcoming Environment The Library


Computer & Internet Use

Last Updated 2020/10/09

  Public Computers with Internet Access Currently, the Cranbrook Public Library is offering free, 1 hour public computer access to both members and non-members on a first come, first serve basis during operating hours. Computer reservations must be made upon arrival at either the Information Desk or the Welcome Desk to ensure sanitization between users.


Loan Periods & Fines

Last Updated 2019/12/11

Loan Periods All Regular and New Material (Including books, videos, audiobooks, magazines, kits, and almost everything that has a barcode on it) 3 weeks (21 days) Rapid Reads 3 OR 7 days Reference Material In library use only Current Magazine Issues In library use only Interlibrary Loans Loan period set by lending library – usually


Tech Help

Last Updated 2021/06/05

  Limited In-Person Technology Training Sessions Are Now Available! Please see below for booking instructions.   To determine the technology help options available to you, please leave a message with your name and contact information at (250) 426-4063 ext. 1009  or send an email to gcaouette@cranbrookpubliclibrary.ca. Our Technology Trainer will be in touch. Alternative Technology


Borrow from Other Libraries

Last Updated 2019/03/01

There may be times when you want to borrow from another BC Library: You happen to be visiting another BC Library You couldn’t find what you were looking for in your home library. Requesting Books to be Delivered to Your Home Library If you weren’t able to find the item you wanted in our catalogue,


Sign Up for a Library Card

Last Updated 2019/02/12

Membership All it takes to join the Cranbrook Public Library is a piece of ID and proof of residency.  Those from elsewhere in BC can join by showing their library card and proof of residency of their hometown.  People from outside the province, or ineligible for BC OneCard, can get a non-resident membership.  Residents of Cranbrook and


Library To Go and Libby – e-books and Audio-books

Last Updated 2019/01/29

Browse a collection of e-books and audio-books and download them to your computer or mobile device. Download Libby App for e-books and audio-books from the library.   How To… An Introduction to Libby   About the Service Compatible Devices e-books: Downloading to a Computer Downloading to a Tablet or Smartphone Transferring eBooks to an eReader