Welcome to the Medicine Hat Public Library
Library cards must be renewed yearly. Please complete the Membership Renewal Form if you would like to renew online.
Provided another library member is not waiting for them, items can be renewed twice. Login to your account in the Bibliocommons catalogue to renew your items or call 403-502-8525.
If you keep library materials after the date they are due back at the library, you will start accruing late fees. Late fees are calculated based on the rates below:
Adult and Young Adult items: $0.25/item per day
Children's items: $0.10/item per day
Fees can now be paid online by logging into your account in the Bibliocommons catalogue and selecting the "Fines" tab.
Courtesy notices are sent two days prior to your due date. Please make sure we have your valid email address. An overdue notice is mailed to the cardholder two (2) weeks after the due date. The notice lists the title of each overdue item. The second overdue notice is mailed five (5) weeks after the due date. The third and final notice along with the bill for the item is sent eight (8) weeks after the due date.
All circulating resources are loaned for three weeks, with the following exceptions:
Material Type Charge / Day Maximum Fine
Adult Resources $0.25/item $5.00/item
Children’s Resources $0.10/item $2.00/item
Young Adult Resources $0.25/item $5.00/item
The original purchase cost if it is available, shall be charged. If this is not available a fee for the type of item damaged or lost shall be charged. This charge may be waived if an exact replacement copy in new or pristine condition is provided by the cardholder. Should the cardholder find a lost item within six (6) months of having paid the lost fee for the item, the cardholder shall be reimbursed for the item, minus the late charge. After the six (6) month period, the item remains the property of the cardholder.
At the discretion of the Chief Librarian, a processing fee of $5.00 per item may be charged.