Library Membership

Getting a Library Card

Anyone can use the library and its resources. During library opening hours, you may come in and read, listen to music, access your e-mail, and search the library's online magazines and newspapers.
If you become a library member, however, your library card allows you to borrow books, magazines, videos, DVDs, CDs, and audio books from other libraries within the Shortgrass Library System. You may request items from another library in the Shortgrass Library System, as well as from Public and University Libraries throughout Alberta. A resident library card also gives you access to the library's many online resources from home.

Library Card Fees

Resident Student Card Fee $5.00
Resident Adult Card Fee $10.00
Resident Family Card Fee $15.00
Non-resident Individual (Adult, Young Adult, or Child) Card Fee $60.00
Non-resident Family Card Fee $80.00
All library card fees are subject to review.

Renewals & Fines


Login to your account in the Bibliocommons catalogue or mobile app to renew your items or call us at 403.545.2828.

Loan Periods & Fines:

The Bow Island Municipal Library loans books and audio materials for 3 weeks. DVDs and videos are loaned for 1 week.

Overdue fines

Children's Materials $0.10 per item, per day
Young Adult and Adult Materials $0.25 per item, per day

For more information about Library Membership, please contact the Library