Library Membership

Annual Library Membership 

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 or returned damaged, the patron must pay the fines 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 Relais. This service is available to library members only.  

Overdue Items

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. 

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

Wainwright Public Library Offers

  • Preschool programs such as Storytime & Budding Bookworm
  • Take Away Craft Kits
  • Afterschool Programs such as Craftmania, Build It, Bricks & Blocks and Creative Blocks
  • PD Day Programs
  • Tween and Teen Programs
  • Adult, Family and Adults with Disabilities Programs
  • Summer Reading Program and Winter Reading Program
  • Partner with other agencies (Snowflake Social, Art Festival Literary Night, Stampede Parade, Stampede Kickoff, and so much more!)
  • Portal to the Past: Local Newspaper Archives
  • Exam Proctoring
  • Public Access Computers including printing and scanning
  • Photocopy and Faxing Service
  • Free WiFi
  • Local Artists Displays
  • Meeting place for people such as tutors, agencies meeting clients, friends meeting for visit
  • Comfortable chairs and tables for study or have lunch
  • Sale of used books, movies, magazines, etc

Your Membership Gives You Access to:

  • Children & Adult Books
  • Books on CD & MP3 (Audiobooks)
  • Large Print Books
  • Magazines (we have over 60 subscriptions in house)
  • DVDs & Blu-Rays & TV Series (we purchase the new releases to circulate)
  • Music CDs
  • eBooks/eAudiobooks
  • Tumble Books (eBooks for kids)
  • Downloadable Movies & Music
  • Downloadable Magazines & Newspapers
  • Books in languages other than English (French, Spanish, Korean, etc.)
  • Ancestry Library
  • Homework Help
  • Write a Resume
  • eResources (learn another language, home improvement instructions, fix a vehicle, university research papers/periodicals, etc.)
  • HappyLights (SAD lights available for check out)
  • Access to any Public Library in Alberta. If we do not the items on our shelves, you can order in from another library. This includes everything from books to movies to video games to music. Your membership also gives you the opportunity to visit other libraries and borrow items directly from them.
  • We provide an outreach service to Battle River Lodge, Points West Living and the Wainwright Extended Care giving those residents access to library materials.