Hours of Operation

The Library is closed on all statutory holidays, and if such a holiday falls on a Monday, is closed the preceding Saturday as well.


Regular Hours: September through June
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday   Saturday
Closed Closed 10 to 5 10 to 8 10 to 8 10 to 5 10 to 12
& 1 to 5
Summer Hours: July and August
Closed Closed 10 to 5 10 to 8 10 to 8 10 to 5 10 to 5

Revised 5 August 2008

Membership Fees

Regular membership fees (resident) have increased by $2, the first increase in nearly 10 years. Senior rates are still set at one half of regular memberships, so have increased by $1.


Category Annual Fee
TAL cardholder no charge
Single user $10
Multi-user [household] $14
Senior single $5
Senior multi-user $7
Non-resident $60


Revised March 2005


The library card issued is The Alberta Library Card. This card may be used for full service in any Northern Lights member library, including Tofield, or at the online catalogue. Limited free service is available in over 250 other libraries throughout Alberta, for up to five books at a time. Books may be borrowed and returned at any participating library. Sign up at the library for yours today!

Tofield Library accepts The Alberta Library (TAL) card, issued by any other TAL member library.
Up to five books per card (no audiovisual items) may be borrowed at no additional cost. Identification with address may be requested by staff.

Reciprocal membership agreements are in place with:

  • Edmonton Public Library
  • Camrose Public Library and
  • Strathcona County Library,

Full service at Tofield Library is available at the resident rate for cardholders in good standing at the above libraries. Conversely, Tofield cardholders may apply for full service at those libraries.

Residents of jurisdictions which are not members of Northern Lights Library System or The Alberta Library, are subject to a non-resident fee of $60 per person. They are not eligible for an Alberta Library Card, but will receive a Northern Lights System membership card and have full access to all services available to system members.

 Borrowing Periods and Limits


Item Loan Period Limit
Adult Books, Audio books 3 weeks 3 per nonfiction subject
Children's Books 3 weeks parental limit
Magazines 3 weeks 5 per title
Music compact discs 1 week 3
Videocassettes 1 week 3
Consumer Information 1 week n/a

 Other items may occasionally be limited due to high demand. 

Reserves and Renewals

 Items out on loan may be reserved upon request, or through the online catalogue. Patrons will be notified by phone when the item is available for pickup.

Items may be renewed for one additional loan period if not reserved for use by another patron, in person, online, or by telephone.

Tofield's catalogue may be viewed jointly with other libraries in The Regional Automation Consortium (TRAC) at TracPac.   Holders of valid library cards in any TRAC library may request books, view items out, items reserved, etc. all online.

Late Charges (per item)

Effective June 1, 2007:

Item Charge per day
Books, magazines 25 cents
Audiobooks 25 cents
Videocassettes / CDs / DVDs $1


Loss or Damage

Patrons are responsible for all materials borrowed. Charges for damaged or lost items will be assessed up to the full replacement cost, plus a fixed administration charge per item.

Non-return of items, or non-payment of fines may result in suspension of borrowing privileges and/or prosecution under The Libraries Act.