Borrowing

Airdrie Public Library is part of The Regional Automation Consortium (TRAC) and The Alberta Library (TAL), both of which offer millions of items to choose from.

A valid Airdrie Public Library TAL Card or ME Libraries card is required to reserve and borrow materials. ME Libraries lets you use your library card from your home library to join other public libraries across Alberta and borrow their materials using ONE library card. Make the most of your library card and access more items for free! Sign up for ME Libraries or find out more.


Loan Limits

  • 100 items may be borrowed at a time 


Loan Periods*

  • Popular Picks - 3 items per patron for:  3 weeks (books/video games), 1 week (DVD/Bluray)

  • Books, audiobooks,  CDs, magazines - 3 weeks

  • DVD/Bluray - 1 or 3 weeks

  • Video Games - 3 games per patron for 3 weeks

*These loan periods apply to Airdrie Public Library materials. Materials brought in from other libraries may have different loan periods.


Fines

  • $0.10/day for all adult materials up to a maximum of $10.00 

  • $0.10/day for all children's and young adult materials up to a maximum of $5.00 

  • Items borrowed through other TRAC libraries are subject to the same overdue fines as Airdrie Public Library

  • Borrowing privileges will be suspended if fines or other penalties are greated than $10.00


Holds

  • You may place up to 25 holds at a time

  • Items are held for 10 days; please call the library to extend the pick-up period

  • Please suspend holds if you will be away for an extended period of time or cancel holds that are no longer desired; these actions can be conducted in person, by phone, or online by logging in to your TRAC account 

Popular Picks

  • Popular Picks is an in-house collection of the latest popular books, movies and video games. 
     
  • Airdrie Public Library members are able to sign out three items per card for 3 weeks (books/video games), 1 week (DVD/Blu-ray). 
     
  • Holds and renewals are not possible. Regular late fees apply.

Video Games

Airdrie Public Library has video games that you can borrow!

  • Search for "video game" in TRACpac or stop by the library to see what's available today.

  • A maximum of 3 games can be checked out at a time per card.