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Board Policies

Policy Schedules

Schedule A: Loan Limits and Loan Periods

Loan Limits

Library Member: 99 items with the following exceptions:

Adult DVDs

30 items per Library Member

Children’s DVDs

30 items per Library Member

New & Notables

10 items

Holder of The Alberta Library [TAL] Card: 5 items

Loan Periods

All circulating materials, with the exception of DVDs

3 weeks


1 week

Other Loan Limits and Loan Periods may be imposed in accordance with the terms of licenses for electronic resources. 

Schedule B: Fees

Fee for Non-resident Library Members
$112.00/year (total for all family members at one address)

Late Fees

For materials with a 3 week Loan Period

$0.25 per day, to a maximum of $10.00

For materials with a 1 week Loan Period

$0.50 per day, to a maximum of $10.00

For Interlibrary Loans of any length

$0.50 per day, to a maximum of $10.00

Recovery Fees for Lost and Damaged Library Materials

The price in the bibliographic record determines the replacement cost of lost or damaged Library Materials.

Recovery Fees for Comprehensive Research

Library Member

$70/hour with a 15-minute ($17.50) minimum

Library Non-Member

$80/hour with a 15-minute ($20) minimum

Research includes online search, research of collections, compilation and packaging of results, document delivery, rush Interlibrary Loans, and other services. The Library shall also charge a fee for applicable telecommunication, database fees, computer downloading, photocopying, and other related expenses incurred when providing comprehensive research.

Room Rental Fees

Program Rooms

Open hours up to 30 minutes prior to closing

All groups


Central Library Theatre

3 hour minimum, 24 hour maximum booking

Government and school boards


Non-profit groups*


For-profit groups

$160/hour for the first 5 hours; $60/hour thereafter

Private events

$160/hour for the first 5 hours; $60/hour thereafter

*Non-profit groups running events for a profit will be charged a for-profit rate.

The use of the Library’s program rooms and theatre are governed by the Calgary Public Library Room Use Guidelines.

Each Central Library Theatre booking requires the completion of a Facility Rental Agreement. Failure to complete payment within 72 hours of creating a booking will result in a cancellation of the booking.