The School Library Card Project
Sign up for a WVML card
The Library collects and uses this information, in accordance with the Library Act, for the following purposes: to communicate with you about your library account (ex. due date reminders), to evaluate and improve our services, and to administer this school library card program. The Library keeps this confidential and will not sell your information.
When you register for a Library card, you are responsible for:
- Notifying the Library if your name, address, phone number or email changes
- All materials borrowed on your card and for any charges on items that are lost, damaged or not returned to us (note: the Library doesn’t charge late fees).
Frequently Asked Questions
West Vancouver Schools and the West Vancouver Memorial Library (WVML) have partnered to give students access to a wider selection of resources to use when completing school assignments. WVML has resources which are not currently available through the school library.
No. But even if you already have a WVML card, you should still fill out the form. Filling out the form ensures that we have your most current information.
Yes. Not all public libraries have the same resources, especially when it comes to internet databases and ebooks. We want to ensure that all West Vancouver students have the same access to WVML’s resources because teachers and teacher-librarians may make use of resources or ebooks only available through our library.
We only obtain the information necessary to create a library card (or update an existing library account) for students, including:
- Full name
- Address (including city and postal code)
- Date of birth
- Email address
- Phone number
- School name
The Library will only contact students if:
1) There are issues with a student’s account or we have received incomplete information.
2) They choose to sign up for the Library’s monthly e-newsletter.
We also send due date reminders and hold pickup notices via email.
Students ages 12+ receive an adult library card and their account will be kept confidential.
For students under age 12, the Library may disclose information about a child’s account to their parents/guardians when necessary to recover overdue materials.
- The Library provides access to a wide range of materials. Library policy does not restrict young people from using any of the resources available in the Library or electronically through Library databases and other resources.
- Parents accept responsibility for monitoring and selecting Library materials and resources used by their child.
- Parents accept responsibility for any fees incurred through damage or loss of Library materials borrowed on a child’s card. More information on using the library is available here.
- Children under the age of 10 should not be left unattended in the Library
- The internet stations in the Kids Area are equipped with commercial filtering software; however, parents should be aware that no filter is guaranteed to prevent access to all material that a parent may find inappropriate for their child.
- The Library also does not restrict children to using internet stations with filters. Parents are responsible for monitoring a child’s internet use when in the library.
We encourage all students to have their own library card for two reasons:
- Students may have to bring the card to school to access WVML resources in their classrooms or school library
- Library policy stipulates that users must have their own library card for internet usage at the Library
Just visit the library any time during opening hours and see the staff at the Help Desk. Make sure to mention that you attend a West Vancouver school.
Students ages 12+ must have photo ID and proof of current address.
Students under the age of 12 must be accompanied by their parent/guardian when getting a card. Parents/guardians must provide photo ID and proof of current address.