Use your TNRL card to enjoy millions of books, graphic novels, DVDs, magazines, newspapers, and much more.
There are two ways to get a library card:
Sign up online for a temporary card. You will be able to access eBooks and eAudiobooks, and place holds on physical items. Confirm your details for a full card next time you visit in person.
Visit in Person
To apply for your free library card, bring the necessary identification to any TNRL location.
Looking for digital content? Use your TNRL card to explore thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, music, online courses and more through our Digital Library.
See our Borrowing page for more information about what your TNRL card can do for you! Membership is free to all residents living permanently or owning property in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District.
To apply for your FREE library card, bring one valid piece of ID with your current mailing address or one piece of ID and proof of address to any Thompson-Nicola Regional Library location or register for a temporary card online.
More Information about Library Cards
Examples of acceptable identification/proof of address
- Driver’s License
- BC ID
- Car registration / insurance
- Student card/School/University/College ID
- Status Card
- Government agency document (i.e. Passport or immigration papers)
- BC Services Card
- Copy of a utility bill (i.e. Fortis, Telus, Shaw) in paper or digital format
- Official rent receipt
- Piece of postmarked mail
Library Card Types
Anyone over the age of 12 living within the TNRD can get a library card. Cardholders 12 and over are responsible for all materials borrowed on their card, and for any overdue, lost or damaged charges.
Any child living within the TNRD can get a library card. When applying for a child’s membership there must be a parent or legal guardian present. The parent or legal guardian must present proof of address, as well as one piece of ID for the child. Guardians of children are responsible for any material borrowed or charges issued on that card.
Students attending a post-secondary education institution within the TNRD are considered residents and do not need to provide proof of address. Please bring in your valid school ID card to register for a library card.
People staying in the TNRD for less than six months can apply for a six-month Non-Resident card for a $30 fee.
The BC OneCard allows patrons to borrow library materials from other libraries within BC. To gain BC One Card access, you must show your personal identification and a valid public library card from another BC library system. Downloadable content and eResources are not included in BC OneCard access.
Keeping Your Card up To Date
Library cards expire every three years. Call, email or visit the library to renew your account. Staff will ask you to confirm your personal information to ensure it is up to date.
If you move or change your name, please contact the library. You will need to provide identification with your updated information. Report lost or stolen cards to the library as soon as you notice your card is missing, as you are responsible for any items taken out on your card.
You may designate another person to pick up your holds, place holds, view borrowing history, and borrow items on your account. You will need to inform staff what you permit the designated person to do so they may note this on your account.