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Membership Fees

All library cards are valid for one year from date of issue.  When your card expires, bring it into the library to be renewed.  You must pay any fines you have at the time of renewal.

Resident Family $27.00/year
Non-Resident Family* $70.00/year
Seniors (65+) $7.00/each/year
Replacement Card Fee No Charge

* Does not pay Chestermere or Rockyview County property or business taxes and resides outside of the Marigold Library System.

Loan Period

Books 3 Weeks
Audio Books 3 Weeks
Magazines 1 Week for the most recent issue,
Music CDs 3 Weeks
DVDs 1 Week
Video Games 1 Week
Newspapers In Library use only

Overdue Items & Fines

Please return your items on time to avoid late fines.

Fines are as follows:

Adult Items $0.25 per day per item
Teen Items $0.20 per day per item
Childrens $0.10 per day per item

The due date is printed on the receipt you receive at the time of checkout. You can also check your due dates on this website by entering your library card barcode and password on the left side, or at

Customers that exceed $10.00 in overdue fines or lost or damaged items will have their borrowing privileges suspended until the fees are paid. All fines must be paid all all family member's accounts when the library membership is renewed.

Lost or damaged items are subject to replacement cost of the item and a processing fee.


Materials may be returned to any library that is a member of The Alberta Library (Strathmore, Canmore, High River, etc). After regular library hours, materials may be returned through our book deposit slot in the front door. During library hours, please return your items in the return slot at the front desk.

ME Libraries: Alberta Wide Borrowing

Sign up at and your Chestermere Library card will now work at the libraries you choose to join! This includes nearly every public library in Alberta, including Calgary.

TAL: The Alberta Library

You may also place special requests for items not available in TRAC (the network of libraries our website requests items through). With your library card, you can place special requests for items from participating universities, colleges and special libraries throughout the province. If an item you are requesting is not available through our website, you can search The Alberta Library. You card use your Library card to place a special request.

If the Chestermere Public Library is able to provide you with the item you are looking for, you will see a message that reads:

"This item appears to be available at your local library.
Please place a hold at your local library instead of an interlibrary loan request."

If you see this, please be sure to click on the big blue button that reads:

"Continue to your local library"

Once your book arrives, we will notify you that it is ready for pick-up. Once you are finished with borrowed materials, you may conveniently return them to any participating library.