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Who can get a ME card?
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Who Can Get a TAL Card?

TAL cardIf your home library is a participating library in The Alberta Library (TAL), and you are a current member of that library, you are eligible for a TAL Card. Your TAL card must be issued by your home library. If you are an SCL patron, you can sign up for a TAL card at the Check-Out Desk.

The TAL Card allows you to visit other libraries all over Alberta and borrow up to 5 books from their collections.

Participating libraries

Fees & Fines

There is no fee for a TAL card or to borrow SCL items with a TAL card. However, regular fines for late returns are still charged.

Please see our Borrowing Conditions brochure (pdf) for information about how fines are charged. All fines are charged in Canadian currency.
Please note that once you have $15 or more in unpaid fines, you will not be able to borrow books or renew items.

If you lose your card, please let us know as soon as possible. You are responsible for any items borrowed on your card until you report it missing.

Fines can be paid in person (Cash, Debit or Credit Card), via telephone or online (Credit Card), or at our self checkout machines (Debit or Credit Card)

Loan Periods and Limits

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Format Loan period Renewals Max # at a time

Audiobooks on CD 3 weeks 2 Up to 150
  Bestseller Express 1 week None 1
Blu-Rays 1 week 2 10 adult +
10 children's
Book Club Kits 8 weeks None 2
Books (all kinds) 3 weeks 2 Up to 150
CDs 3 weeks 2 20 adult+
20 children's
DVDs 1 week 2 20 adult +
20 children's
    Download magazines from Zinio No expiry N/A Unlimited
    Download movies, music, eAudiobooks from Hoopla depends on format. details 0 5 per month
    E-Books/E-Audiobooks from OverDrive 3 weeks None 10 (OverDrive)
+ additional titles from Freading
Magazines 3 weeks 2 10 adult +
10 children's
Multimedia Kits (Language learning kits, Read-along sets) 3 weeks 2 10 adult +
10 children's
Playaways 3 weeks 2 5 adult +
5 children's
Storytime Kits 3 weeks 2 1


Strathcona County Library materials may be returned to the following locations:

Central Library (401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park)

  • Outdoor item return to the right of the main entrance (open 24/7)

  • Indoor item return to the right as you enter the library (during library open hours)

Bookmobile (varied schedule see Bookmobile)
Fort Saskatchewan Public Library (10011 102 Street, Fort Saskatchewan)

Ardrossan Recreation Complex (80-1 Avenue, Ardrossan)*
Bethel Transit Centre (650 Bethel Drive, Sherwood Park)*
Millennium Place (2000 Premier Way, Sherwood Park)* - FAQs about Millennium Place item return
Edmonton Public Library (all locations)*
St. Albert Public Library (5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert)*

*For items returned to these locations, there will be a delay before the items are checked in. Don't be alarmed if items returned to these locations do not disappear from your account immediately. Extra fines will not be charged while items are in transit back to the Central Library. Learn more

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401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada T8A 5P7

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