Anyone who is a resident or taxpayer in the participating municipalities may join the library free of charge:

  • Town of Virden
  • L.U.D. of Elkhorn
  • L.U.D. of Kenton
  • R.M. of Wallace-Woodworth
  • R.M. of Ellice-Archie

Application forms are available at any branch of the library. I.D.  and proof of residency is required. Children must have a parent’s signature on their application form.

R.M. of Pipestone residents may now join Border Regional Library at no charge.

Non-resident members

Residents of neighbouring municipalities may join the library for an annual fee of $35 for singles and $50.00 for families.

Loan Policy

The regular loan period for books is three weeks with 3 renewals possible .

Please phone the library to renew materials, or request a renewal on your next visit.

Materials borrowed from other libraries through inter-library loan are not renewable.

Ask the staff to place a reserve or hold on any circulating item or you may place a hold using the Your Account Log in feature on our OPAC.

DVD Loans

Movies, documentaries, historical productions, biographies, and self-help videos are available in DVD formats in each branch.

The loan period is one week.

At Virden branch, we ask a deposit of $2.00 per video which is returned to you when the videos are returned promptly.  It is not returned if the video is late.

Overdue Fines

If you have kept your library materials longer than the loan period, we would appreciate a donation in support of the library.

Returning Materials

Books may be returned in the book drops at each library. Virden has an exterior metal book return box. McAuley has a return box in their entryway. Elkhorn has a return slot at the front of their building.

Please do not return videos/ dvds in Virden’s outside book box. They can be damaged by the cold, or by heavy books falling on them. A/V material should be returned to the main desk during regular library hours.

Lost or Damaged Materials

A repair charge will be levied on the borrower for books wilfully or accidently damaged as a result of improper use or carelessness.

Borrowers are liable up to the replacement cost of any books not returned for any reason. The borrower’s signature on the membership card validates a credit agreement between the borrower and the library, whereby, in the event that library books, videos or audiocassettes are not returned, a value equivalent to the replacement value of the books, videos or audiocassettes shall be paid in cash or by donation of books approved by the librarian.