Chinook Arch Regional Library System card holders have access to nearly 1,000,000 physical items, over 30,000 downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, and movies, 20,000 digital magazines and newspapers, online courses and research databases, and the RISE Videoconferencing Network.

Items at any library in the system can be delivered to your local library by placing a hold. Items borrowed at one library can be returned at any Chinook Arch member library. Chinook Arch member libraries have varying membership fees, and set their own loan periods, renewal limits, and overdue fines for library materials.

Taber Public Library – Membership Rates, Borrowing Policies, and Fine Rates

Until the end of 2019, library memberships are free for Town of Taber residents, and MD of Taber residents.  Those living in the MD communities of Barnwell, Enchant, Grassy Lake, Hays, and Vauxhall should register and renew their library memberships at the public library in their home communities, which may be subject to membership fees.

Beginning January 1, 2020 the following Taber Public Library membership fees will come into effect:

 Membership Type Charge
(under 6)
(living in one residence)
Better Beginnings  No Charge

Lending Policies

  • Junior and child cardholders cannot borrow DVDs or videos.

Lending Periods

  • Books, magazines, audiobooks and CDs: loaned for 3 weeks
  • DVDs and videos: loaned for 7 days

Charges for Overdue Items

  • Books, audio materials, magazines, and toys: $0.25 per item, per day
  • DVDs and videos: $2.00 per item, per day

Joining Taber Public Library

To join Taber Public Library you need to present a piece of identification with your name and current mailing address printed on it - such as a driver's license, student ID card, or piece of mail.  

Renewing Your Membership

Taber Public Library memberships need to be renewed annually.  We ask that all members come by the library in person to renew their memberships, which can be done during regular business hours.  Members are required to pay any outstanding fines at the time of renewal.  If you have excessive fines, a payment schedule may be set up.

Why Join Taber Public Library?

You do not need a library card to attend our programs or use our resources in-house.  What a membership does give you is the ability to borrow from any of our physical collections - books, movies, board games, and activity kits - as well as our eCollections!