Sign Up for a Library Card


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 RDEK Area ‘C’ Free
 BC OneCard (limited privileges) Free
 Non-resident individual – 3 months $8
 Non-resident individual – 1 year $30
 Non-resident family – 3 months  $12
 Non-resident family – 1 year  $50

Library card holders’ rights and responsibilities

You are responsible for all the materials borrowed on your card and for any charges on items that are overdue, lost or damaged. (See Loan Periods and Fines for details). Your library card provides access to licensed databases from outside the library. You may also look at our catalogue from home over the Internet, and access your account to place holds, keep lists and renew items.

Lost or stolen cards

If you lose your library card, you are responsible for any items checked out on your card.  You must report it as lost immediately and we will block the card so that no one can use it.  It costs $2 to replace a lost card.

Change of address or PIN

It is important for us to have your current information. If you change your address or other personal information, contact the library and we’ll update your record.

To change your PIN, log in to your account, click on Personal Information, and the option to change your pin will appear.