Borrowing

Cochrane Public Library is a part of The Regional Automation Consortium (TRAC) and The Alberta Library (TAL) both of which offer our users millions of items to choose from!

A valid Cochrane Public Library or ME Libraries card is required to borrow and reserve materials.

ME Libraries allows you to use your card from your home library to join other public libraries across Alberta and borrow their materials using only one card. Get the most out of your library card by signing up for ME Libraries today!

Loan Limits 

Patrons are allowed to have 99 items checked out at a time through TRAC. 

The Alberta Library (TAL) members are allowed to have 10 items checked out at one time. A maximum of 3 items of equipment can be taken out at a time.

Loan Periods*

Item

# Allowed

Loan Period*

Audiobooks

3 weeks

Board Games

3 per patron

1 week

Books

3 weeks

DVDs

10 per patron

1 to 3 weeks

Garden Tools

3 per patron**

1 week

Magazines

1 to 3 weeks

Outdoor Equipment

3 per patron**

1 week

Power Tools

3 per patron**

1 week

Wellness Equipment

3 per patron**

1 week

*These loan periods apply to Cochrane Public Library materials only. Materials brought in from other libraries may have other loan periods.

**A maximum of 3 items of equipment can be taken out at a time.

Renewals

Items may be renewed up to two times, as long as there are no holds on the items. Items may be renewed in person, or online.

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