Library Membership

Annual Library Membership       TAL_Card-Web_image

An Alberta Library Card is required to borrow items from the Wainwright Public Library.  If you wish to purchase a library membership, you will need to present photo identification with your current Town of Wainwright or MD of Wainwright address on it.  You can also use a utility bill, tax notice, rental agreement, bank or insurance documents as proof of address.  We accept cash or cheque only as we do not have Interact.   
  • Family Membership - $20.00
  • Adult Membership (18+) - $15.00
  • Juvenile Membership (0-17) - $5.00

Residents who do not live in the Town of Wainwright or MD of Wainwright are asked to register for a membership at their local library.

Patrons are responsible for all materials charged out on their membership. If an item is lost, returned damaged, or overdue, the patron must pay the fines/fees before any other items may be checked out.

Your Library Card or Photo ID must be presented to check out material.

Borrowing Items

  • Books - 3 weeks
  • Audiobooks - 3 weeks
  • T.V. Series - 3 weeks
  • Magazines - 1 week
  • DVD/Blu-Rays - 1 week
  • CDs - 1 week
You can renew any material you have out twice (in person, by phone or online through TRACpac) as long as the item is not overdue and no one else has placed a reserve on the item. 

You can reserve (place hold) on items that you wish to check out either in person, by phone or online through TRACpac.  Any fiction or non-fiction resource not available in the TRACpac collection may be requested from another Alberta library through TAL Online. This service is available to library members only.  At times libraries outside of TRAC charge fees for sending interlibrary loans. This cost must be pre-approved and paid by the patron when the item is picked up at Wainwright Public Library. 

Overdue and Service Fees

  • Books - $0.25/day
  • Audiobooks - $0.25/day
  • T.V. Series - $1.00/day
  • DVD/Blu-Ray - $1.00/day
  • CDs - $0.25/day
  • Magazines - $0.25/day
Each patron is responsible for all materials charged out on his/her library card. Out of courtesy, TRACPAC will place an automated call/email/text message to patrons if items are overdue. Overdue charges apply whether a patron receives a courtesy call/email/text message or not. 

Patrons who have more than $10.00 in outstanding fines/fees will have their membership privileges suspended until the fines/fees are paid.