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Visitors & Community Borrowers

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Permanent residents fo B.C. who are 14 years of age or older are eligible for a free Community Borrower card.


  • Government issued identification with current address
  • Proof of date of birth
  • An email address

Faculty, staff & students from institutions that we have a Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement with are eligible for a free Community Borrower Card. Requirements:

  • A current COPPUL or CPSLD Card or
  • Current student or employee library card from their institution and
  • Government issued photo identification with current address and
  • An email address
  • Proof of date of birth


Library Privileges


Computer Access

Community Borrowers may use the Express Stations in each library. Please review the Express station Guidelines.

Wifi is available.


Renew your materials at

My Library Account or at the Service Counter.



All Library notices are emailed to the email account you provide. Check regularly for information on your holds, overdues & recalls.


What if someone else puts a hold on your book?

You will not be able to renew it; if it goes overdue, you will be fined. You can find more information on fines at



Library materials can be returned at any campus library regardless of where they were borrowed  and can be put in the outside Book Bins after the library is closed.


I'm Sure I Returned It

Use the Library Borrowing and Fine Questions Form if you believe you have returned your library material but it is still showing as on loan to you.

What happens then:

  • The Library will conduct a search at each campus for the item.
  • While the searches are taking place, you'll no longer see the item in the list of checkouts in your library account.
  • We will email your KPU email account to let you know the result of each search.
  • If the item is not found, we'll conduct a second system wide search a week later and email you the results.
  • If the item is not found, we'll conduct a third system wide search a week later and email you the results.
  • If the its is still not found, you will be billed the replacement cost of the item.

While the Library is conducting searches for the item, we encourage you to check around your home or car to see if the item might have inadvertently been left behind or slipped out of sight.