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, 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.


  • 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. 


  • 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.



  • Storytime & Family Fun Fables
  • PD Day Programming
  • Afterschool Programming such as Craftmania, Build It and Bricks & Blocks
  • Tween Programming
  • Adult Programming (including crafting classes and Let’s Talk)
  • Summer Reading Program
  • Winter Reading Program
  • Partner with other agencies (Snowflake Social, Art Festival Literary Night, Scarecrow Festival, Parade, Stampede Downtown, Rhyme Time, Storytime Yoga, Music Minions, Family Day Fun, etc.)


  • Local Newspaper Archives (now updated to mid-2018)
  • Exam Proctoring
  • Public Access Computers including a printer and scanner
  • 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.


  • 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 and the Wainwright Extended Care giving those residents access to library materials.