Library Services & Fees

Memberships

Adult  FREE
Senior/60+  FREE
Student/18+  FREE
Educators Card (click here for more information)  FREE
Age 17 & Under FREE

Members are responsible for all materials charged out on their membership. If an item is lost or returned damaged, the member must pay the charges before any other items may be checked out.

For materials that are claimed lost (45 days overdue) billing notices are sent to the library member and these items are now considered to be their property. Replacement costs need to be paid before any requests can be filled.

Card Fee

If you need to replace your library card there is a $2 replacement fee.

Borrowing Privileges

You can renew any borrowed material, in person or by phone, as long as the item isn't overdue and no one else has placed a reserve on the item.

Imagine being able to take out books at a public library elsewhere in Alberta and return them at home in Lac La Biche.

If you’re a member of another library that belongs to TRAC (The Regional Automation Consortium) or you have signed up for the ME Libraries, you are welcome to use these cards to borrow materials at our libraries.

At times libraries outside of Alberta charge fees for sending interlibrary loans (ILL's). This cost must be paid by the patron when the item is picked up at our library.

 

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ME Libraries

What is ME?
ME is Alberta Wide Borrowing – a free, self-register online service accessed at melibraries.ca. ME allows you to use your own library card to borrow materials at any participating library you have registered with. All items must be picked up at the owning library can conveniently be returned to any ME library.

How do I register?
You must register for each library you want to use by visiting melibraries.ca.

When I sign up with one library, will all libraries have a ME account for me?
No. You must specify which libraries (or library system) you want your account information sent to. Visit melibraries.ca to register.

Do I get a ME card?
Once you are registered, your home library card is used to borrow materials from the library you are visiting.

What are the requirements for registration?
A current library card in good standing and PIN from a participating Alberta library and an email address are the requirements to register. For a list of participating libraries, visit melibraries.ca.

How do I get help with ME?

Library staff can assist if you need help by taking you through the registration process at melibraries.ca

Are there any restrictions when using ME?

You have unlimited access to the physical collections of other libraries. However, electronic resources and digital content (like eBooks) are excluded. Local borrowing rules for each participating library apply.

Are children permitted to register for ME?
Yes, but it must be done in person at the lending library, as parental consent is required to create accounts for juveniles under 18.

Where do I go to see items I have checked out from other libraries?
When you register with a library for ME, your patron record is copied into that library’s system. For example, if you check out items from Edmonton Public Library using your ME account, you would log in through www.epl.ca to view those items.

Where do I return items borrowed using ME?
Items may be returned at any participating ME library, including your home library.

Which libraries participate in ME?

Visit melibraries.ca for a complete list of all participating Alberta libraries and systems.
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Loan Periods

Books & Magazines 21 days
CDs 21 days
DVDs 7 days

Each member is responsible for all materials charged out on his/her membership card. A “date due” slip is given out at the time of library loans. It is the member’s responsibility to ensure that items are returned on time and in good order. Patrons who have overdue items will have their membership privileges suspended until the item(s) are returned or a replacement cost is paid.

Copying (Printing/Photocopy)

Black & White    $0.25                              Colour    $0.50

Faxing

Outgoing                  $2.00 for the first 3 pages & $0.25 per page after that

Incoming                  $0.25 per page received

Computer and Internet Access (Free)

Wireless & Internet connections require a login

eResources

Mango

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Proctor Exams

Proctor Exam          FREE

Home Schooling Services

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Other Library Services

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