Sign up below for a temporary WBRL library card - your connection to limitless possibilities!
Once submitted, we will create your account and email you your barcode and PIN, usually within 2 business days.
An online card allows you to place holds on items in WBRL's collection for one month.
To check out items, come into the library and swap your online card for a resident card. We will need to verify your address; please bring photo ID and proof of address in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. If you are 15 and under, you'll need to bring a parent or guardian with you. Fort Chipewyan residents can confirm their address with ID at the Municipal Office.
*Please note: Online card registration is only available to patrons with a Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo address. If you are a cardholder at another Alberta public library, sign up to use WBRL through ME Libraries.
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The information on this form is collected under the authority of the Libraries Act and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. It will be used to contact you to obtain clarity about your request or provide you updates or answers. If you have any questions about the collection and use of the information, please contact the FOIP Coordinator, Wood Buffalo Regional Library, 1 C.A. Knight Way, Fort McMurray, Alberta, T9H 5C5, 780-743-7800.
Frequently Asked Questions about Library Cards
You can sign up for a free library card by visiting WBRL in person. You will need photo ID that has your name and address in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo on it. If you are 15 and under, you'll need to bring a parent or guardian to sign you up.
You can also sign up for a 30-day trial library card online to place holds and try out online resources. Then come into the library and swap your online card for a resident card with photo ID and proof of RMWB address.
Yes, you can sign up for a card online!
It may take up to 2 business days to receive your card information.
If you sign up for your card online, your card will expire after one month. Come into the library and swap your online card for a resident card. We will need to verify your address; please bring photo ID and proof of address in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. If you are 15 and under, you'll need to bring a parent or guardian with you.
If you are new to the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and haven't updated your ID, WBRL can help! Bring in a piece of mail or a bill that shows your name and address in the RMWB, along with your ID. If you don't have anything with your RMWB address, we can mail you a postcard and temporarily sign you up for an Access card so you can check out up to 2 items and access online resources.
If you are visiting the RMWB and have a card at your home library in Alberta, sign up for ME Libraries to check out items from our collection (no online resource access).
We also have a non-resident card.
Stop by the library to chat with us and we'll find an option that works for you!
WBRL library cards are free for residents of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, First Nations Reserves, and Métis Settlements.
For non-residents, the annual card fee is $15.
Contact WBRL at 780-743-7800 right away so we can block your card. You are responsible for all materials borrowed on your card until you report it lost.
Then, stop by the library with photo ID to get a new card. A $2 replacement fee will apply.