Get a Library Card
What You Need to Join
- Piece of current government-issued identification (ID)
- Proof of residency
Those from elsewhere in British Columbia (BC) can join by showing their home library card and proof of residency of their hometown. People from outside the province, or ineligible for BC One Card, can get a non-resident membership.
|Residents or Property Owners of Cranbrook or RDEK Area C||Free|
|BC One Card (limited privileges)||Free|
|Non-Resident Individual – 3 month||$8|
|Non-Resident Individual – 1 year||$30|
|Non-Resident Family – 3 month||$12|
|Non-Resident Family – 1 year||$50|
Rights and Responsibilities
With your library card, you can:
- Borrow up to 40 items at a time
- Access licensed databases that the Library has subscriptions to for free
- Access your account, place holds, and renew items remotely over the internet
- Borrow equipment and technology from our Library of Things collection
- Use our Idea Lab equipment
- Borrow items from other libraries in BC through the interlibrary loans program
- Access a large collection of ebooks, audiobooks, and emagazines for free with Libby
You are responsible for all the materials borrowed on your card and for any charges on items that are overdue, lost, or damaged.
If you lose your library card or it is stolen, you are still responsible for any items checked out on your card. Report the lost card to the Library immediately to prohibit anyone else from using it. It costs $2 to replace a lost card.
It is important for us to have your current information. If your address or other personal information changes (excluding your PIN), contact the Library and we will update your account.