Library Cards

+ What if I live outside the FVRL district?

photograph of FVRL's physical card

 

The Everything Card for reciprocal library residents

Who can get one?
Anyone who lives outside the FVRL district, but within a reciprocal library system. Scroll to the bottom of Reciprocal & Partner Libraries for a current list.
How do I sign up?
At any staffed FVRL library. Bring current photo ID and proof of residential address.
What can I do with it?
Everything you can do with an Everything Card for residents, with the exception of Hoopla, Interlibrary Loan, and Experience Passes.
Does it expire?
Yes, in two years, but you can renew it if you still qualify.

photograph of FVRL's physical card

 

The Everything Card for non-residents

Who can get one?
Anyone who lives in an area outside the FVRL district or any reciprocal systems.
How do I sign up?
Purchase an individual or household card at any staffed FVRL library. Bring current photo ID.
Type of cardFor 3 monthsFor one year
Individual$11$44
Household$28.75$115
What can I do with it?
Everything you can do with an Everything Card for residents except Interlibrary Loan.
Does it expire?
Yes, when your paid period runs out. You can renew the card by paying the fee to extend your privilege.

+ What if I'm an educator?

photograph of FVRL's physical card

 

The Educator Card

Who can get one?
Educators who live or work within the FVRL district may register for a special card to borrow physical materials for classroom use or curriculum support..
How do I sign up?
Apply at any staffed FVRL library. Bring current photo ID and proof that you are an educator, for instance, school staff ID or Declaration of Intent as a homeschool provider. (Homeschool parents of children younger than eight may verbally self-identify.)
What can I do with it?
Does it expire?
Yes, in one year, but you can renew it if you're still an educator.

Read the Educator Card Brochure or print out an application for more information.

+ What if I'm just visiting?

We welcome visitors to use our online eResources in the library. Ask staff about using internet computers (time limits apply).

+ What if my child got a library card through school?

Connect FVRL: Library Access for Students is a partnership between Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries and local school districts, allowing students access to library online resources through our Connect Card page. No physical checkouts are allowed.

Have questions? Read more about the program on the ConnectFVRL Information page.

If for any reason you would like to remove your child from this program, please contact your child's school. Vancouver School District participants and their parents can find more information and a link to the parent opt-out form on the VSD Connect FVRL information page.

+ How do I use my library card?

Borrowing, renewing and returning items

Requesting library items (holds)

Receiving notices

Maintaining and using your account

Account privacy

FVRL protects the privacy of all account holders, regardless of age. If you need information about another cardholder's account (child, parent, spouse, etc.):

  • In person: You must have the library card or owner of the card with you so that he/she can give permission.
  • Via "My Account": Log in with the correct library card number and PIN.
  • By phone, chat or text: You must provide the cardholder's full name, card number, and PIN or date of birth.