Welcome to Langara Library

The priority of our collection and services is to serve Langara students, faculty and staff. However, alumni, students from other institutions, and members of the public may come in and use materials in the Library.

Langara College Alumni

There is no charge for an Alumni Borrowers card, which is valid for 365 days, and may be renewed each year. To obtain an Alumni Borrower Card, present your Langara Alumni Card and photo ID to staff at the Check-Out Desk.

For details about what you can borrow see Loan Periods for Alumni & Visitors. The following items are not available to alumni borrowers:

  • Library databases
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Reserve Materials
  • DVDs

The priority of the DVD and Video collection is to support teaching. Alumni borrowers can view DVDs and videos in the Library only. Alumni Borrowers must still abide by all library rules. They are subject to fines for overdue items and fees for lost and damaged materials. See Late Fees & Replacement Charges for more details.

Other BC Post-Secondary Students (Reciprocal Borrowing)

Students from BC colleges and universities can obtain Reciprocal Borrower cards from Langara College Library, with limited borrowing privileges. Please note that students must present current, valid student ID cards from their educational institution to receive their Reciprocal Borrowing Card from the Check-Out Desk. See details about current participating institutions.

For details about what you can borrow see Loan Periods for 'Alumni & Visitors'.

General Public (Community Borrowers)

Members of the general public may purchase a "Community Borrowers" card for $15.00, which is valid for 6 months. With a Community Borrowers card, you can borrow books from our general collection in person.

Please note that reserve materials, media items (e.g., DVDs & Videos), and off-campus access to library databases are not included. Senior citizens receive Community Borrowers cards free of charge.

For more details about what you can borrow see Loan Periods for 'Alumni & Visitors'. Community Borrowers must still abide by all library rules. They are subject to fines for overdue items and fees for lost and damaged materials. See Renewals, Holds & Late Fees for more details.