TRAC and TAL cards

The Regional Automation Consortium (TRAC)

TRAC is a partnership of four regional library systems and their member libraries: Marigold Library System, Northern Lights Library System, Peace Library System and Yellowhead Regional Library.

When residents of municipalities that are members of YRL apply for membership at their local public library, they receive a plastic TRAC card. This library card gives patrons access to the collections of more than 170 TRAC libraries.

In addition to being able to borrow from any library in TRAC, patrons may also sign up for ME Libraries. This provincial initiative allows them to access materials from all the public libraries in Alberta using their home library card (eResources are excluded). A TAL Card is still needed to borrow from academic libraries.


The Alberta Library (TAL)

The Alberta Library (TAL) is a province-wide library consortium that works collaboratively with its members to promote universal, barrier-free access to the materials and resources in Alberta’s diverse libraries. TAL’s membership includes public, university, college, technical institute and special libraries. Examples of TAL services include the TAL Card program, database licensing and the TAL Online catalogue.

In order to best serve Alberta library patrons, please ensure you are familiar with the TAL borrower information.