Library Membership

Membership is free for current students, faculty, staff, alums and all Salvation Army Officers in the Winnipeg area.

We have reciprocal borrowing agreements with the University of Winnipeg, Canadian Mennonite University, Providence University College & Theological Seminary, and the University of Manitoba. Booth University College students can use these libraries and students from those institutions can use our resources.

Public Membership

Public membership for the John Fairbank Memorial Library is $20 for one year. Library cards expire on August 31 each year. We reserve the right to refuse or suspend membership to community users at our discretion.

Sign up for your Library card at the front desk. You must show two pieces of ID with your name and current address, one must be photo ID. 

Public membership has some restrictions on borrowing privileges. Public membership does not include reserves, rare books, Ebooks, current periodicals, or access to subscription electronic services such as databases and electronic journals. Contact us for full details. 

Membership Policies

As a Library member, you are responsible for reading and following the Library policies outlined on this site. These policies are designed to provide you with the best possible service and prompt access to the materials you are sharing with our other members. Please take a few moments to read through them.


The Library will notify you using your email on file.

Library notices include:

  • items you placed on hold that are ready for pickup
  • courtesy reminder of materials that will be due in two days
  • overdue materials or fines
  • reminder of the last day to return Library materials (i.e. last day of the semester)

Library Cards

Your student/staff card is your Library card. You need to present your card to borrow materials. A semester validation sticker for your card can be obtained at the main student services desk. If you don’t already have a student card, you can get one from IT services.

Members of the public can purchase an annual Library card at the front desk for $20. 

My Library Account

Log in to My Library Account using your Populi username and Office 365 password.

From your account you can:

  • track what you've checked out
  • renew books and videos
  • view holds and requests
  • check for overdue materials or fees

Login and Password Help

Go to the password information page to verify which username and password to use.


Reciprocal Borrowing

We have reciprocal borrowing agreements with:

Students and employees of Booth UC can borrow from those institutions. Reciprocal borrowing privileges are not extended to guests or community users. You must present a current Booth UC student card when you use these libraries. Staff will not loan you items without a card.

You are held accountable for all materials borrowed at these partner libraries. It is your responsibility to be familiar with and adhere to the lending policies of each library you borrow from.

You will be charged directly for any overdue fines and replacement costs for lost or damaged books. Students owing fines at these partners will have their accounts frozen with the Registrar. Course registration and transcript will be delayed until all fines are paid.

Students From Other Institutions

The Fairbank Library extends free reciprocal borrowing privileges to students from other post-secondary libraries. An identification card from the patron’s institution, proof of current registration and current address are required to apply. Library privileges expire at the end of each semester and need to be renewed.

Reciprocal borrowing is allowed for all circulating items in the collection with the exception of audiovisual and reserve materials. Reciprocal borrowers may borrow up to ten items at a time. Audiovisual, special collections and reference materials may be used in the Library only.

Reciprocal borrowers will be able to make use of most library services. However, they will not have access to interlibrary loans or off campus access to electronic resources.

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