Library memberships are free for residents and property owners in the Municipality of Whitestone.

Click the button to print and complete a library card application, or fill out a copy in person at the front desk during library open hours.

Notice: The library is running a fine-free pilot program for the duration of 2021. Late fees will not be charged for overdue materials, with the exception of interlibrary loans. Overdue materials will block your library card and you will be unable to continue to use the library until materials are returned.

Fees and Fines

Fines for Materials

Lost or damaged material Cost of item (determined by staff) plus $5.00 processing fee
Interlibrary Loan Material $1.00 per day per item
(no maximum)

Other Charges

Non-resident Membership $70.00 per year
$10.00 per month
Printing (black and white) $0.15 per sheet
Printing (colour) $1.00 per sheet
Membership card replacement $2.00
Fax $1.00 to send, $0.50 to receive
Scanning Free of charge
Laminating $1.25 per sheet
Resume printing (black and white) Free of charge (10 copies)
Resume faxing (local number) Free of charge

 

Restrictions

Circulation

Members are informed when the following limits have been reached:

Maximum number of overdue items out: 4 items

Unfortunately, once these levels have been exceeded, the membership will be suspended until items are returned or renewed.

20 Print materials per membership card (up to 21 day period, maximum of up to 3 renewals)
DVDs (up to 7 day period, no renewals)
1 New Release DVD per household (up to 2 day period, no renewals)
1 DVD Series per membership card (up to 14 day period, no renewals)

Renewals

Printed library materials may be renewed for up to three (3) loan periods provided that:

  • the item(s) are not on reserve for someone else
  • the item(s) are not in high demand
  • the member has not reached his/her limit of overdue fines or charges
  • DVDs are not eligible for renewal

Reserves

Reserves on materials can be made online, over the phone, or in person. Staff will contact the member when the materials are in and ready for pickup. Reserves can be picked up at the holds shelf for a limited period of days before being returned to the stacks.