Borrowing

Borrowing

Airdrie Public Library is part of  the Marigold Library System and The Regional Automation Consortium (TRAC) library systems. 

If you live in the City of Airdrie, Rocky View County, or within the Marigold Library System area , you can get a free Airdrie Public Library card.

A valid Airdrie Public Library card is required to borrow materials and access e-Resources. 

With your Airdrie Public Library card, you can also register with ME Libraries. ME Libraries lets you go in person and use your Airdrie Public Library card at other public libraries across Alberta and borrow their materials. However, you are not able to use their e-Resources or register for their programs.  Make the most of your library card and access more items for free! Sign up for ME Libraries or find out more here.

To borrow from academic or specialized libraries you can get a TAL card at the Airdrie Public Library. A TAL card lets you go in person to borrow materials from these libraries. However, you do not have access to their e-Resources.

Loan Limits

  • 100 items may be borrowed at a time 

Loan Periods*

  • Books, audiobooks, CDs, magazines - 3 weeks
  • DVD/Blu ray - 1 or 3 weeks
  • Popular Picks - 3 weeks
  • Video Games - 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 when fines or other penalties reach $10.00

Holds

  • You may place up to 25 holds at a time
  • Items are held for 7 days.
  • 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 

Requesting items outside of TRAC

If the library material you want to borrow isn't available through the library's catalogue (TRACpac), you can request material to be brought in through Discovery

Request items outside of our library system for both public and academic libraries. Visit Discovery to search, find and request items. 

Popular Picks

  • Popular Picks is an in-house collection of the latest popular books.
  • 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.

GOPro Camera

  • Borrow a GoPro camera to use at home or for all your wild adventures!  Learn more.

Nintendo 2DS XL/Switch Lite

  • Nintendo 2DS XLs and Switch Lite devices are non-holdable items available at Airdrie Public Library on a first come, first serve basis. Learn more.

Kids Tablets with preloaded apps

Tablets with preloaded apps for preschool and school aged kids are non-holdable items available at Airdrie Public Library on a first come, first serve basis. Learn more.

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