Services

Northern Lights Library System

Many additional services are available to patrons of Tofield Library via our membership in the Northern Lights Library System. 

With a valid library card from any member library in either Northern Lights, Yellowhead, Peace or Marigold library systems, users can place requests online, renew materials, and check the status of loans. Rural readers are no longer limited to the contents of the local library, or the hours of service available there. All members have access to over 2 million books and other materials. 

The privilege of in-person use of nearly every library in the province, free access to expensive subscription based collections of information, interlibrary loans -- these are the most visible benefits of membership in Northern Lights Library System. 

Local Library Services

  • best sellers 
  • fiction for all ages 
  • information books on many subjects such as cars, parenting, birds, cooking, sports, etc. 
  • consumer information 
  • large print books 
  • magazines 
  • audio books (tape & CD) 
  • movies (DVD) 
  • free public internet access and help in using it 
  • access to online databases 
  • interlibrary loan service - select from over 2 million books 
  • library catalogue available online -- manage your account from home on the internet 
  • summer reading and other programs  

INTERNET ACCESS AT THE LIBRARY IS FREE ON 4 PATRON COMPUTERS AND WIFI

Fees

Membership Fees 

  • Single user $10 
  • Multi-user [household] $14 
  • Senior single $5 
  • Senior multi-user $7 
  • Non-resident $60 

Borrowing Periods and Limits   

  • Adult Books, Audio books 3 weeks 
  • Children's Books 3 weeks parental limit 
  • Magazines 3 weeks 5 per title 
  • DVDs 1 week  
  • 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. 

Tofield Municipal Library does not charge late fees.  

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. An item is considered ‘lost’ after 30 days.  

Non-return of items, or non-payment of fines may result in suspension of borrowing privileges.