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.

Card Types

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
  • Newspapers
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

Starting January 2nd 2020, there will be no late fees.

Item replacement fee will go into effect once the item has been missing or “lost” at 6 months overdue.  The replacement fee will be cleared once the item is returned.

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

About Interlibrary Loans

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 ILLUME
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