Library Memberships

  1. Memberships with the Whitecourt & District Public Library are free for permanent residents of the Town of Whitecourt and Woodlands County.
  2. Permanent resident of the Town of Whitecourt or Woodlands County is defined as anyone residing in either geographic location for longer than 6 months consecutively.
  3. Individuals residing in Whitecourt or Woodlands County for less than 6 months are considered temporary residents and are required to pay a refundable deposit, as outlined in Schedule C, to obtain temporary library membership.
  4. Individuals residing outside Whitecourt or Woodlands County will also be required to pay a refundable deposit, as outlined in Schedule C,  to obtain a temporary library membership.
  5. The temporary library membership deposit is refundable when each of the following is met:
      1. The Library card is returned;
      2. All outstanding items on the account are returned; and
      3. No outstanding fines or fees exist on the customer’s account. 
  6.  Refunds for temporary library memberships will be made up to 1 year after the expiration of the membership after which time the deposit is forfeited to the Library.
  7.  Regular library memberships are valid for 1 year. 
  8.  Temporary memberships are valid for up to 6 months.