A TAL Card enables Albertans to walk into over 300 public, post-secondary and government special libraries across the province, borrow material, and return it to any participating library. The TAL card is the only program that allows cross-sectoral borrowing (such as a member of a public library borrowing from an academic library, and vice versa).
It is free to register for a TAL Card. TAL Cards will normally be obtained from a library member’s home library. TAL Card users have access to the same walk-in borrowing privileges as local library card holders. Borrowed materials can be returned at any TAL member library.
TAL Card users are responsible for the materials they borrow and for fines incurred no matter which library they borrow from. Fines must be paid directly to the library from where the material was borrowed.
TAL Card users should report any lost or damaged items to the library from which they were borrowed.