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Library Membership

Membership is free to all residents living permanently or owning property in the Library’s service area.

To apply for your FREE library card, please bring personal identification and proof of address to any branch of the Okanagan Regional Library or register for a card online


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Get your library card online | eCard FAQs
If you are a resident of the Okanagan Regional Library service area, you can get a library card by signing up online! 

Types of Membership
There are several types of library membership available, whether you are a resident, an organization, or a visitor to the region. Find out what is best for your needs.

Membership Benefits
Discover all that your library has to offer.

Renewing your Library Card
It is normal for your library card to expire. Learn how to get it renewed.


Identification to bring when applying for your card

When applying for a membership or upgrading your eCard, adult residents must present either a valid BC Driver’s license or BC Identification Card (BC ID), with a current address.

If you have neither of these then you must present 2 pieces of ID, one of which needs to have your current address.

Examples of acceptable identification are:

  • Car registration / insurance
  • Student card/School/University/College ID
  • Band membership card
  • Government agency document (i.e. Passport or Immigration papers)
  • Voter identification card
  • Government issued health or hospital card
  • Current tax notification bill
  • Copy of a utility bill (i.e. Fortis, Telus, Shaw) in paper or digital format
  • Official rent receipt
  • Letter at that address, in that person’s name (cancelled by Canada Post)

Personal information for library membership is collected by Okanagan Regional Library under the authority of BC’s Library Act and BC’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, s.26. The information will be used to administer your Okanagan Regional Library account including assessing your eligibility for borrowing privileges; to contact you about reserve materials; or to collect overdue materials. For questions about the collection or use of this information, please contact the Okanagan Regional Library’s Privacy Officer at or 250-860-4033 ext 2484.