Services

Library Services & Fees

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MEMBERSHIPS

Members are responsible for all materials charged out on their membership. If an item is lost or returned damaged, the member must pay the charges before any other items may be checked out.

For materials that are claimed lost (45 days overdue) billing notices are sent to the library member and these items are now considered to be their property. Replacement costs need to be paid before any requests can be filled.

CARD FEE

If you need to replace your library card there is a $2 replacement fee.

BORROWING PRIVILEGES

You can renew any borrowed material, in person or by phone, as long as the item isn't overdue and no one else has placed a reserve on the item.

Imagine being able to take out books at a public library elsewhere in Alberta and return them at home in Lac La Biche.

If you’re a member of another library that belongs to TRAC (The Regional Automation Consortium) or you have signed up for the ME Libraries, you are welcome to use these cards to borrow materials at our libraries.

At times libraries outside of Alberta charge fees for sending interlibrary loans (ILL's). This cost must be paid by the patron when the item is picked up at our library.

LOAN PERIODS

  • Books & Magazines 21 days
  • CDs 21 days
  • DVDs 7 days

Each member is responsible for all materials charged out on his/her membership card. A “date due” slip is given out at the time of library loans. It is the member’s responsibility to ensure that items are returned on time and in good order. Patrons who have overdue items will have their membership privileges suspended until the item(s) are returned or a replacement cost is paid.

COPYING (PRINTING/PHOTOCOPY)

  • Black & White    $0.25                             
  • Colour               $0.50

FAXING

  • Outgoing                  $2.00 for the first 3 pages & $0.25 per page after that
  • Incoming                  $0.25 per page received

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS (FREE)

Wireless & Internet connections require a login

PROCTOR EXAMS

Proctor Exam          FREE

* Donations to cover mailing and printing cost are gratefully appreciated.

OTHER LIBRARY SERVICES

  • Free Public Access Computers
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Get answers to your questions
  • Read fascinating books
  • Borrow DVD's, Audio Books, board games and makerspace kits
  • Virtual Reality and other gaming at the main branch