News Alerts

  • Once again there is a great deal of smoke causing poor air quality in our beautiful valley. So if you cannot go outside please don't do so to return your library books. Give us a call at 250-770-7781 and we'll renew them for you. 
  • Want to help us help others? Donate to our new Coding Club pilot project!
  • We are currently hiring for a Junior Page position. Please see our employment page for more information. 

How to get a Library Card?

Library cards are free to:

  • residents of the city of Penticton
  • property owners in the city of Penticton
  • residents of the West Bench

To get a library card, come into the library with a piece of identification** with your name and current address.

** We accept Government issued photo identification with current address or 2 pieces of non-photo identification. This may be print or electronic proof of residence, for example: a utility bill, rental agreement, or personalized cheques.

Children ages 0 to 11 are issued their own cards. The parent or guardian of the child must show identification to prove residency. Cards will be set to expire on the child's 12th birthday.

Resident children ages 12 to 17 who lack proof of residence, as defined above are required to supply a student card, or return a completed registration form before Library card is issued. Parents or guardians will be asked for identification for contact purposes. Cards will expire on the child's 18th birthday and an adult status card will be issued.

You can get a fee based library card if:

  • You live outside the Penticton city limits. There are three periods for non-residents: 3 months, 6 months, or 1 year.
     
  • You are a visitor temporarily residing in Penticton. This is good for one month. 

 

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