Welcome to the Duchess & District Public Library

Get a Library Card

Getting a Library Card

Anyone can use the library and its resources. During library opening hours, you may come in and read, listen to music, access your e-mail, and search the library's online magazines and newspapers.

If you become a library member, however, your library card allows you to borrow books, magazines, videos, DVDs, CDs, and audio books from other libraries within the Shortgrass Library System. You may request items from another library in the Shortgrass Library System, as well as from Public and University Libraries throughout Alberta. A resident library card also gives you access to the library's many online resources from home.

Library Card Fees

All Ages FREE
Replacement Card Fee $5.00

All library card fees are subject to review.

Renewals & Fines


Provided another library member is not waiting for them, you may renew videos and DVDs once, other items may be renewed twice. Login to your account in the Bibliocommons catalogue to renew your items or call us at 403.378.4369.

Late Return Fees:

  • Adult books: 25 cents per day
  • Children's books: 10 cents per day
  • CDs & Kits: 25 cents per day
  • DVD/Blu-Ray: 25 cents per day

For more information about Library Membership, please contact the Library