Membership

Chinook Arch Regional Library System card holders have access to nearly 1,000,000 physical items, over 30,000 downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, and movies, 20,000 digital magazines and newspapers, online courses and research databases, and the RISE Videoconferencing Network.

Items at any library in the system can be delivered to your local library by placing a hold. Items borrowed at one library can be returned at any Chinook Arch member library. Chinook Arch member libraries have varying membership fees, and set their own loan periods, renewal limits, and overdue fines for library materials. 

Claresholm Public Library – Membership Rates, Borrowing Policies, and Fine Rates

Annual Membership Rates

  • Adult - $20
  • Family - $50

Lending Policies

  • Child and Juvenile cardholders can only borrow juvenile materials.

Lending Periods

  • Books, toys, audiotapes and CDs: loaned for 3 weeks, can be renewed 4 times
  • DVDs: loaned  for 7 days, can be renewed 2 times
  • Magazines: loaned  for 7 days, cannot be renewed

Charges for Overdue Items

  • Adult  and Young  Adult  materials: $0.30 per item, per day, to a maximum of $10
  • Juvenile  and Children’s  materials: $0.10 per item, per day, to a maximum of $10
  • DVDs: $1.00 per item, per day, to a maximum of $14
  • Magazines, maps, and vertical files: $0.30 per item, per day, to a maximum of $5
  • Toys: $0.30 per item, per day, to a maximum of $10