Membership

With a library membership, you have access to a world of books, magazines, newspapers, CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, eLibrary content, public computers, and more that is yours to discover. A library membership is one of the choices that you can make for yourself and your family.

Membership Entitlements:
Ponoka Jubilee Library is a member of Parkland Regional Library, which encompasses most of southern Alberta, and therefore your card can be used at any of the PRL libraries (see our Location and Hours page for a full list of member libraries). Your Ponoka Jubilee Library card is also a ME card, which you can use to borrow materials from libraries throughout the province. You must pre-register your card at https://melibraries.ca/ to access the other library systems.  Note that the types of items each library will lend to ME patrons, as well as fines and loan periods, vary by library. Ask the library staff for more information! Items can be returned to any participating Alberta library, and will be forwarded to their home libraries at no charge. 

Library Card Fees:   

Town of Ponoka Resident  FREE!
 County of Ponoka  Resident  FREE!
 Community of Maskwacis Resident  FREE!

Membership Application:
To apply for a borrower’s card or renew an existing card: 

  • You must be a resident of the Town or County of Ponoka, or the Community of Maskwacis.

  • You must present one piece of picture ID, or two other pieces of identification; one piece must show member’s current address (i.e. driver’s license, tax receipt, or utility bill).

  • You must pay ALL outstanding debts.

  • You must be 18 years of age or older, or have a parent/guardian apply for you.

Loan Periods

The loan period is three weeks for books and audio books, and one week for magazines and audio-visual material. Two renewals are allowed on any items not reserved by another patron. Items may be renewed in person, over the telephone, or via the Internet. Borrowed materials may be returned to any public library within Alberta. 

Holds
Items not available when you visit the library, including those currently checked out and those still on order, may be placed on hold. Ponoka Jubilee Library will honour any holds for its patrons first, then those from other libraries. Holds may be placed in person, over the telephone, or via the Internet. You will be notified when the item is available, either by phone or email. Check our bestseller board for new and notable titles you may wish to reserve. 

Overdue & Lost Items
Overdue charges are $0.25 per day per item.  You will continue to incur charges until your fines are of equal price of the item, at which point the item will be marked as ‘lost’.