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How to Register for a Library Card

St. Albert Residents

St. Albert Public Library has an individual membership system - one permanent card is issued per patron, each with a unique barcode number. Library cards are free for St. Albert residents. To get a library card, you have 2 options:

in person

In Person

Bring proof of address in the form of a driver's license, utility/property tax bill, or personal cheque to the Member Services Desk at the Downtown Library or at the Jensen Lakes Library. If you’re under 18 please bring your parent or guardian with you.


Fill out the online

In order to be able to register online, you must be a resident of the City of St. Albert over the age of 18 and never had a library card in the past.  Users who do not meet these criteria will need to register in person at one of the library's locations. 

To renew your card, please see the options below under How to Renew Your Library Card

Not a St. Albert Resident? Check out Me Libraries or our Non-Resident Membership

Non-resident memberships are available for an annual fee of $70. Alternatively, if you have a library membership with your local library, you can register online with the ME Libraries service which will allow you to borrow physical items for free from St. Albert Public Library.

Please note: non-resident and ME memberships do not provide access to St. Albert Public Library's digital content or interlibrary loan service; you must contact your local library for access to these services.

How to Renew Your Library Card

 You can renew your membership by one of the following 3 methods:

  • In person: bring your Library card and current, valid identification to a Member Services Desk at either location.
  • By phone: call Downtown at 780-459-1530 or Jensen Lakes at 780-544-0444. Your membership will be renewed for one year after verification of your account details, and any outstanding account fees will be cleared at the same time. 
  • Online: Use our online library membership renewal form.

Registering Your Card to Manage Your Account Online

In order to use your card online to manage your library account (including your checked out items, holds, and account information), you will first need to register your card by connecting to My Account and taking the following steps:

  • At the Login page, enter your full barcode with no spaces and the PIN you were given when you received your card. If you do not remember your PIN, please use the "forgot your PIN" link. If you are still unable to log into your account contact the library at 780-459-1530.

    register account

  • Choose a unique username and confirm your contact details.

You are now able to renew items, pause or cancel your holds, and pay fines via My Account.