Sign Up for a Library Card

Residents or property owners of Grand Forks, Area C (Christina Lake), and Area D (rural Grand Forks) may apply to be library members for no additional fee. Persons applying for membership must present current, local identification.

Membership applications for children 12 years and under must be signed by a parent or guardian. The parent or guardian, upon signature, takes responsibility for materials borrowed by that child.

The following borrowing fees will be applied to persons who do not live or own property in Grand Forks, Area C, or Area D:

NON-RESIDENTS(those living outside of Grand Forks, Area C, Area D) TEMPORARY RESIDENTS(60 days or less residency)
  • $45 / year
  • Same privileges as resident users
  • $30 ($20 of which is refundable when all items borrowed are returned)

Members of other BC libraries may be eligible for a BC OneCard, which would give them borrowing privileges at Grand Forks & District Public Library.

Library card holders’ rights and responsibilities

You are responsible for all the materials borrowed on your card and for any charges on items that are overdue, lost or damaged. (See Loan Periods and Fines for details). Your library card provides access to licensed databases from outside the library. You may also look at our catalogue from home over the Internet, and access your account to place holds, keep lists and renew items.

Lost or stolen cards

If you lose your library card, you are responsible for any items checked out on your card. You must report it as lost immediately and we will block the card so that no one can use it. There is a $2 fee to replace a lost card.

Change of address or password

It is important for us to have your current information. If you change your address or other personal information, contact the library and we’ll update your record.

To change your PIN number, log in to your account, click on the "Account Preferences" tab, and change your password. We do not recommend that patrons use a 4 digit number as their password.  4 digit numbers should only be used for temporary passwords and should be changed to something more secure after the account is created.