Library Services

What can you do at the library? Here are some suggestions:

  • Borrow books, movies, magazines, CDs, and audiobooks, e-audiobooks, and e-books! If we don’t have what you want, it can be brought in from other libraries using the TRACpac catalogue! To borrow material, you need a library card. If an item is not available from TRACpac, you may request it from TAL online. We have a 24 hr book drop for your convenience!
  • Special Collections: Searching made easy with collections such as Other Language, Aboriginal, Graphic Novels, and Large Print. The library provides outreach services to the Whitecourt Senior’s Lodge. We also have a microfilm viewer for those who require this technology.
  • Assistive Technology for Print Disabled Patrons: We have a DAISY reader and DAISY books available to borrow from the library.
  • Information Services: Want to know what the tallest tree is, or how to get wallpaper off? Ask at the library! If we don’t know, we’ll try to find someone who does! Can’t come to the library because your hands are covered in wallpaper remover? Call us!
  • Databases: Hidden gems can be found in databases (basically, organized information that’s paid for by the library!). Check out the eResources available on-line. Some examples of what you will find:
    • Novelist: Not sure what to read next? Use this fantastic reader’s advisory tool!
    • Auto Repair Reference Centre: Illustrated repair and reference resource for most vehicles.
    • Medline: Top of the line online health resource.
  • Programs: We offer a variety of programs including preschool storytime, teen gaming afternoons, adult book club, computer basics classes, and more!
  • AWE Kid’s Computer: Available in the children’s section, this computer boasts 46 educational games targeted mainly towards toddlers through grade 2. There is no internet access on this computer.
  • Print or Photocopy: Black and white: $0.25/page or $0.10/page if you print 20 or more pages.Color: $1/page
  • Meeting Room: Non-profit groups can use our meeting room free of charge, subject to availability. Bookings are required one week in advance.
  • Exam Proctoring: The library will proctor exams upon request.
  • Used book sale: Great deals on used books! Sale is located in back corner of library.
  • Book Drop: We have a 24-hour book drop for your convenience!