Library Membership, Fees, Loan Periods & Returns

On September 1, 2005 the library eliminated membership fees for residents of the City of Leduc and the rural residents of the Leduc County. Fees for materials returned late, lost, or damaged will continue to apply. All fees on individual or linked family cards must be cleared at time of the membership renewal.

Leduc Public Library is a member of Yellowhead Regional Library (YRL),  The Regional Automation Consortium (TRAC) and Alberta Relais.

Acquire a TRAC library card by providing proper identification such as a current driver’s license.  Other ID may be accepted please ask staff for details.

To obtain a library card online or in your library, you must be 16 years of age. For those under the age of 16, or aged 16 - 18 without government issued ID with birthdate, we require that a parent or legal guardian come to the library to sign for the library card.

If you lose your library card please contact the library immediately to avoid any unauthorized use of your library card.

If you move or change your phone number or email please notify us as soon as possible in order to keep your file up to date.

To sign out items from our library, you must have your card present.

The following must be completed half an hour before we close: 

  • New library cards
  • Renewal of library cards
  • Any payments

Come into the library or call 780-986-2637 to renew your library card. Any outstanding fees must be cleared before renewal.

On January 1st, 2022 Leduc Public Library stopped charging late fees.

Our Library Board wanted to remove the barrier to make sure that everyone can use the library.  Don’t forget, we strongly encourage everyone to still bring their items back on time, so they are available for other patrons!  And if you have any other fees on your card owing more than $10, you will not be able to access our services or take more items out.

What happens if I do not return my item on time?

When the item is overdue, a notice will be emailed or mailed to you reminding you that an item is now late, and you need to bring it back quickly! If the item is not returned after 28 days, you will be automatically billed for the replacement cost.

These notices are a courtesy, we cannot control the internet for email or postal mail delivery.  When you leave the library, you can choose to have a slip with your due dates printed. It is still your responsibility to bring items back on time!

Does the removal of late fees mean that any late fees currently on accounts will be wiped out?

Yes!  If you have an older late fee, we will be able to waive it from your account.  Please note this is only for late fees from the Leduc Public Library not replacement fees, damaged fees or fees you may have gotten when visiting another TRAC Library.

If you have fees on your account from another TRAC library, you will need to contact them to discuss.  If the fees are more than $10, you will not be able to take more items out from our library.

What is a replacement fee?

If you do not return an item, after 28 days a replacement fee will be charged to your account.  This fee is the cost the library paid when the item was purchased.

If the item belongs to another TRAC Library (i.e. It was brought from another library and you picked it up as a hold), the owning library will bill our library for the item.  Once our library pays the other library back, we will not be able to remove this replacement fee and you will have to pay it in full. 

Can I still use my library card if there is a replacement cost on it?

If you owe more than $10 on your library card for a replacement fee, damaged item fee, or fees from another TRAC library, you will not be able to take more items out in Leduc or use our public internet stations!  So please bring your items back in a timely manner.

Books, magazines, videos and audio books all have a three-week loan period.

Special collections such as holiday books may have a one-week loan period.

Unless your item has been requested by another patron, you may renew it two times. Renewals can be done in a number of ways:

  • Phone (780) 986-2637
  • Bring the item for renewal to the Information Desk
  • Renew the item yourself at one of our public catalogue stations which feature TRACpac.
  • Renew from home or work online at TRACpac.

Forget what you have signed out? Visit TRACpac and review your items checked out by inputting your library card barcode and your PIN number (last four digits of your phone number). 

Members may have up to 50 items from TRAC libraries at a time.

Items can be returned during regular hours inside in the small returns bin at the information desk or all hours through the outside book and AV drop.