Sign Up for a Library Card

Permanent residents can become full members of the library free of charge with picture ID and proof of residency. Those under 14 years of age must have a parent or guardian sign for them.

If you don’t have proof of residency, your picture ID will get you a temporary card, good for three months. You will be allowed to take out five things at a time. This can be transformed into a full membership at a later date.

Members of other BC libraries may use their home library card under the BCOneCard system which would give them borrowing privileges at Rossland Public Library. You will be able to take out five items at a time.

Non-residents who aren’t eligible for a BC OneCard can purchase an annual membership for $50, giving them full privileges.


Library card holders’ rights and responsibilities

You are responsible for all the materials borrowed on your card and for any charges on items that are overdue, lost or damaged. (See Loan Periods and Fines for details). Your library card provides access to licensed databases, ebooks, eaudiobooks and emagazines from outside the library. You may also look at our catalogue from home over the Internet, and access your account to place holds, keep lists and renew items.

Lost cards

If you lose your library card, you are responsible for any items checked out on your card.You must report it as lost immediately and we will block the card so that no one can use it. There may be a small charge to replace a lost card.

Change of address

It is important for us to have your current contact information. If you change your address or other personal information, contact the library and we’ll update your record.

To change your PIN number, log in to your account, click on the "Account Preferences" tab, and change your password. We do not recommend that patrons use a 4 digit number as their password.  4 digit numbers should only be used for temporary passwords and should be changed to something more secure after the account is created.