How to Apply
Applications for membership must be made in person. Proof of identification and current address is required.
For individuals 12 years old and younger, a parent or legal guardian must provide written permission or be present at the time of application.
We do not offer joint or family accounts. However, members may designate certain individuals to sign out items on their behalf.
1. Resident Card
Free for individuals who reside in the Town of Creston or RDCK Areas A, B, or C.
2. BC One Card
Individuals with a valid library card from any public library in BC may access resources at Creston Valley Public Library free of charge with the same limits and privileges as residents.
3. Temporary Card
Temporary cards allow short-term visitors to take out 2 items at a time and are valid for 1 month. Cards are non-renewable and cannot be used for electronic resources.
4. Non-Resident Card
Non-residents who wish to have full access to the range of resources available to residents may apply for a Non-Resident Card. Non-resident cards cost $25/year and require an additional $25 deposit.
5. Institutional Card
Teachers and non-profit institutions may receive a free Institutional Card. Institutional Cards have the same loan limits as Resident Cards. The teacher or institution will be held responsible for all fines or damages that are incurred through use of the card.
What may I borrow?
Almost anything in our collection!
Certain exceptions can’t be borrowed and are meant to be read within the library:
- Current magazine issues
- Reference materials
How many may I borrow?
You may borrow 50 titles in total at any given time.
How long may I keep items?
3 weeks. Print-Disabled and Home Service patrons may keep items for 6 weeks.
Material may be renewed up to 2 times as long as it is not reserved by another patron. You can renew all items (with the exception of Outlook Online-initiated interlibrary loans) online through your library account, in person, or over the phone.
Extended Use Fees
Fees are levied depending on your type of library card in order to encourage the timely return of library materials. Please talk to us if you have inadvertently incurred fees that you cannot afford.
- Adult Card: 15 cents per day to maximum of $5 per title
- Youth Card (13-18 years old): 10 cents per day to maximum of $5 per title
- Child Card (12 and under): Overdue fines not charged.
Borrowing privileges are suspended when charges reach $10.00!
Items that are overdue for six months or longer will be declared lost and the replacement cost of the item will be levied.
Replacement costs may be levied for damaged items. A charge of $5 will be levied for damaged DVD cases.
Parents/guardians are responsible for materials signed out on their children’s cards. Replacement cost charges for lost & damaged items apply. Children’s Cards may only be used for items for children’s use.
Borrow from Other Libraries
Library members who are looking for a title that we do not have in our collection can request items from other libraries…
- by placing a hold on an item through our online catalogue
- for items not available on the catalogue, requesting through Outlook Online
Can’t find it?
Suggest a purchase!
A Daisy Reader is available for borrowing. We also stock a large collection of audiobooks on CD, and have access to a large collection of audiobooks which may be downloaded.
Creston Valley Public Library is proud to partner with the National Network of Equitable Library Service (NNELS) to provide wider access to print materials in digital form for people with print disabilities.
- Have your library card number and password handy (the same one you use for your library account; contact us if you don’t know what it is). If you have not already done so, you must first confirm your eligibility through the library before you can access this service.
- Click here to log in: https://nnels.ca/organizations/creston-public-library.
- Enter your library card number and password.
- When logging in for the first time, you will be asked to read over the NNELS Terms and Conditions. If you agree with them (and you must agree in order to proceed), check the “Accept Terms & Conditions of Use” box at the bottom of the page.