Library Card Membership

Why should you get a library card? Because you’ll get to enjoy amazing stuff, including access to the latest cutting-edge technology, unforgettable classes and events, an immense and diverse collection, and so much more, all for FREE with your library card! And did we mention the chance of making new friends and memories that will last a lifetime? Get your card today! 

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What will a FREE library card get you? A chance to enjoy instant, endless fun!

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Your Membership Benefits

Your EPL card can get you access to other libraries!

Did you know that EPL is Edmonton’s largest lender of information and entertainment? At your fingertips, you have endless opportunities to check out materials available online or at any of our 21 locations. 

Just last year, Edmontonians borrowed almost 11 million items with their library card for FREE! Plus, you can: 

  • Borrow, download or stream books, movies, music, video games, newspapers, and magazines from our digital or physical collection 
  • Attend a class in The Kitchen, join an English language learning class, make new friends in a Storytime class and more 
  • Meet other avid readers at a book club or attend a speaker event and more 
  • Enjoy a film or two at one of our theatres  
  • Access over thousands of business software and technology courses on LinkedIn Learning for free
  • Get creative with our sound recording studios, vinyl cutters, heat press, and sewing machines in one of our Makerspaces 
  • Rent a room for your next gathering 
  • And much more! 

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Download the EPL App!

The EPL App makes it easy to manage accounts for the whole family. Switch between library cards to borrow items online or in branch.

13 Reasons to Get a Library Card

EPL has a lot more to offer beyond books. Learn a new language, play video games and more—100 per cent FREE with your library card!

7 Things You Can Do With Your Library Card

Why pay to do fun things when you could do them for free? Your library card unlocks access to books, video games, 3D printers, and more.

Sign Up for Library Elf

Library Elf is a free service that helps you keep track of what's due, overdue or ready for pick-up from multiple library accounts.

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