Using the Library

Public Code of Conduct

Using Your Library

Please remember to bring your library card with you each time you visit the Canmore Public Library. If you forget, staff will accept alternate ID. Up to 50 items may be borrowed on each library card (borrowing restrictions apply to temporary cards).  Up to 10 DVD's, 10 audiobooks and 10 music CD's may be borrowed at one time. No loans will be permitted without valid identification.

Loan Period

All print items, audio books and music CDs may be borrowed for 3 weeks. DVDs may be borrowed for 1 week. In special circumstances, an extended loan period may be requested. Please inform staff if you need an extended loan period when you check the items out.


You may renew any items that are not on hold for someone else, in person, by phone or online at TRAC. Library materials may be renewed a maximum of two times.

Reserves/Holds/Interlibrary Loans

Library materials which are not available when you visit, or materials that are not owned by our library, may be reserved in person or online at Once the requested item arrives, it will be held for a period of 10 days, after which the hold will be cancelled.


Fines are assessed at a rate of 10 cents per item per day. Fines will be charged up to a maximum of $4 for an adult item, $2 for a children's item, or $10 per family/per card.


Library materials may be returned during regular library hours or through our 24-hour book drop, which is located on the ramp to the main doors of Elevation Place.