Get a Library Card

Getting a Library Account
A valid Public Library account is required to borrow library materials and access TRACPAC or licensed e-resources from home. 

Who is eligible?Anyone residing within an area sponsored by the Marigold Library System is eligible to become a resident library cardholder. Non-residents and institutions (schools, businesses) can also join the library for a fee.

Parents assume responsibility for items borrowed by their minor children. Parents or guardians are required to sign a statement of responsibility at the time of registration for children aged 17 and under either as a single cardholder or as part of a family library account.

What are the different types of library memberships?

  • ADULT MEMBERSHIP $12.00 per year: This membership is for one patron. The registered patrons may check out items for their personal use only.
  • FAMILY MEMBERSHIP $20.00 per year: Each family member registered is permitted to take out items for themselves or each other (e.g. parents may check out items for their children).  Each family member also receives their own library card.
  • STUDENT MEMBERSHIP $7.50 per year: This membership is for any individual under the age of 18 years.  High school and post-secondary students 18 years of age or older may acquire library memberships at the Student/Youth rate as long as they provide a valid student ID card.
  • SENIOR MEMBERSHIP $7.50 per year: This membership is for any individual 65 years or older.
  • INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP $100.00 per year: Registered members of a local institution (schools, daycares, businesses, etc.) are permitted to take out items for work related situations and client use. NOTE- all items are the responsibility of the signing authority. This type of account is not for personal use as the institution is accepting responsibility for all fines and fees incurred with the use of the account.
  • NON-RESIDENT ACCOUNT $70.00: Any persons residing outside of a Marigold Library System sponsored area (click here for a listing of participating municipalities). Please note that residents of Siksika Nation are not required to pay a non-resident fee and are eligible for a regular membership.

What identification do I need?

Personal identification showing legal name and current address is required to apply for a library account (single or family).
Examples of preferred identification include:

  • A valid driver’s license
  • Any piece of personal identification combined with proof of address (i.e. utility bill, phone bill or local tax asessment).
New to town?

If you have just moved to the Strathmore area, you are eligible for a free membership! Please bring a piece of identification with your name and a valid address within our boundaries, and let our staff know that you are new to the area.

Change of Address

It is important to keep your account information up to date. If you are moving, or if you have a change in other personal information, please advise the staff at the circulation counter.

Lost or Stolen Card

Protect your library card as you would your credit cards. Lost or stolen cards must be reported immediately to protect yourself if someone else tries to use your card. Anything taken out on your card is your responsibility until the card is reported missing. There is a $3.00 charge to replace a lost card.

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If you would like access to academic libraries, please ask at the front desk about acquiring a TAL card. 

Payment methods

We accept payment in cash, debit, or credit.

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