Policies and Bylaws


Bylaw 13: Public Conduct in the Library

Bylaw 01-22: Fees & Penalties (Fees for items returned late have been eliminated, effective Jan. 1, 2023. Replacement fees for lost/damaged material still apply.)


Policy 2300: Meeting Rooms

Policy 2900: Food & Drink

Policy 6150: Conflict of Interest

Policy 6300: Board Committees

Policy 6350: Public Participation at Board Meetings

Policy 6500: Recognition of Service for Board Members


You may visit your account anytime online at www.tracpac.ca.

FOIP Collection Notice
Any personal information collected by the Okotoks Public Library is done so under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Section 33(c). The information provided will be used to issue a library card, contact you about requested or borrowed library resources, collect fees owing, calculate administrative statistics and provide information on library programs. If you have any questions about the collection and use of the information, please contact Library FOIP Coordinator Sarah Gillie at 403-938-2220 or sgillie@okotokslibrary.ca

Library Card
All patrons are required to present their library card in order for access to be made to a library account. If a library card is not produced,  a piece of photo ID can be provided and the individual will be required to verify the information on their account. If you require a replacement library card, please be prepared to show a piece of ID. Replacement library cards cost $1.00,

For your convenience, the book drop is open 24/7.

Overdue Materials
We encourage you to return your library materials on time so that they are available for others to borrow. Effective, January 1, 2023 overdue fines for items returned late to the Okotoks Public Library have been eliminated. You will be given your material due date(s) when checking out items, either verbally or with a due date slip. You are welcome to call to check when your materials are due, or log on to the online catalog.

You may renew your library materials (in person, by phone, or online) if the items are not on hold for someone else. Patrons may renew items a maximum of 2 times. In special circumstances an extended loan period may be requested at the time materials are borrowed.

Holds can be placed on library materials that are not available when you visit, or that belong to other libraries. You may choose to be notified by phone (automated message), e-mail or text message. You may also check online when the items arrive, item status will show as HELD. Holds ready for pick up are automatically cancelled after 10 days so please pick up items promptly. You are required to present your library card when checking out a hold.

Lost/Damaged Library Materials
Patrons are responsible for paying the replacement cost for any materials that are lost or damaged while checked out to them.

Unattended Children
The Library in no way assumes responsibility for any child of whatever age left unattended in the library. Parents or guardians of children attending preschool library programs must remain in the library. Children under the age of eight may not be left unattended in the library at any time.  A child is unattended if he/she is in the library without a parent or responsible caregiver, in which case the police may be called. If children 14 years, and under, are left at the library at closing time, the staff member in charge will call the Police.


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