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What if I'm from out of town?

If you are visiting from any of the following locations: trailer pic

  • Terrace
  • Kitimat
  • Smithers
  • Hazelton
  • Houston
  • Stewart

then you are part of the Northwest Library Federation, and with your home library card, you can take out materials just as you do at your home library. You can also return materials at any of the Northwest Library Federation locations listed above. Prince Rupert Library borrowing policies apply.


BC OneCard Program

If you are visiting from elsewhere in BC, then you can register your home library card and use it at the Prince Rupert Library. You need to present your current I.D. and have your physical home library card at sign up. Your library card can be used at any library across the province participating in the OneCard program. BC OneCard patrons may have a total of 10 items at a time on their card with the following limits:

  • 5 books
  • 3 magazines
  • 5 books on tape
  • 3 Book and Tape kits
  • 5 CDs
  • 3 DVDs
  • 5 Videos
  • 5 Audiobooks for the print-disabled



BC OneCard cardholders must contact the lending library to renew items or to pay fines and other charges. Items may be renewed in person, by phone, or through the lending library's website. Items may be renewed twice.

Returning Materials

BC OneCard cardholders may return borrowed items to any public library participating in OneCard. The due date on items borrowed by BC OneCard cardholders will be the same as for Prince Rupert Public Library members. There will be no penalty for mail time for items returned to a library other than the lending library.


Other Services

The Prince Rupert Library also offers the following services that are popular with visitors:

  • Free 24/7 WiFi access for laptop computers and other WiFi-enabled devices
  • Public Computer Access
  • Printing from Computer Access terminals
  • Photocopying
  • Faxing
  • Transit Schedules
  • Community Maps
  • Community Reference Information
  • Access to Prince Rupert Historical Information and Newspaper Archives