Services for Community Users
Community user benefits include:
- Borrowing privileges (as long as you live in the region)
- Inter-library loan on a cost-recovery basis
- Access to the Library's licensed databases/e-books via public access computers on site
You are responsible for all materials borrowed on your card and for any charges on items that are overdue, lost or damaged.
Community Users must first register for a library card before borrowing resources from the Library.
You will receive a courtesy email notice prior to your materials being due and follow up notices once the borrowed items are overdue. It is your responsibility to ensure the library has your email address.
|Item||Loan Period||Maximum Renewals||Loan Limits||Overdue Fines||Long Overdue|
|Book||21 days||2||3 per subject||$0.50/day||Replacement cost + $10 processing fee|
|DVD/Video||7 days||2||3 per subject||$0.50/day||Replacement cost + $10 processing fee|
|Magazine/Periodical||7 days||2||3 per subject||$0.50/day||Replacement cost + $10 processing fee|
Overdue fines may be paid at the Library by cash, debit, or credit card. Fines can also be paid by phone with a credit card.
Borrowing privileges will be suspended when items are overdue.
The Library provides a faxing service at the following charges:
Sending a fax:
- within Cranbrook $1.00/page
- toll free 1-800/877 number $1.00/document
- within Canada and the U.S. $2.00/page
- international $3.00/page
Receiving a fax:
The staff at the Library's circulation desk will gladly assist you with this service.
Public Access Computers
There are 8 public access computers which provide Internet access to library users at no charge. The general public may check web-based email, browse the Internet or use the Library catalogue for a maximum of 1 hour. Printing is available at a cost of $0.10/page.
All work on public access computers must be completed 15 minutes prior to closing.