A Library Card Can Bring the World to You

Posted on 24 January 2024 by Chris Brown.

It’s a tiny, 5-centimetre-by-8-centimetre piece of plastic that connects you to everything. What is it? A library card of course, and we think everybody should have one.

A library card, FREE right now thanks to generous community sponsors, connects you to everything you could want to grow your mind. Read on to learn more.

What does my library card do for me?

You can borrow physical materials – the newest best-selling fiction and non-fiction titles; books to learn a new skill from; movies; video games; music; audiobooks and so much more. Visit mhpl.bibliocommons.com to search our catalogue.

You can access online resources – Let’s face it, the internet puts basically everything at your fingertips. We have SO MANY online resources. Some of them are:

Udemy - more than 20,000 courses in multiple languages so you can earn and improve skills across business, tech, design and more.

Overdrive - download ebooks, comic books, audiobooks and magazines. Use the Libby app to get them on your smartphone or tablet.

Solaro - offers homework help for students in Grades 3-12, all aligned with the Alberta curriculum.

Ancestry Library Edition and Family Search - do a deep dive into your family history. (in-library use only)

PressReader - Digital newspapers from at home and around the world. (Medicine Hat News only available inside the library)

Niche Academy - tutorials so you can get the most out of your library's electronic resources.

This is only a small sample of All Online Resources available.

Your library card also allows you to register for the many programs we offer like family storytimes, playgroups, book clubs, video game tournaments and much more.

How do I get a card?

All you need to do is bring a piece of photo ID to the library and we’ll hook you up. If you already have a card and need to renew it you can complete our online renewal form.

Now we humbly ask you tell everyone you know about this. Thanks in advance.

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