I love books. I spent all Christmas break reading and reading and reading. I read some good things and I read some bad things, but the important thing is that I did read, and it kept me from running up and down the walls.
And the wonderful thing that enables this book addiction? The Edmonton Public Library. Typically adult library cards cost a yearly fee, but a partnership between EPL and the University turns our OneCards into free library cards we renew online every September. This fabulous library card is called the L-PASS!
The L-Pass works just like a normal library card, only your OneCard barcode is your library card barcode. You can use the barcode online and the card itself at any branch location to borrow books from EPL and renew them or put holds on them as you need to.
Through EPL, you can also borrow eBooks and even Sony eReaders if you don’t have an eReader of your own! For your convenience there’s also a special EPL mini-branch tucked neatly in the first floor of Cameron Library, called eplGo. You can have books put on hold and sent to Cameron for you to pick up in between classes or on a study break, but there is also a selection of books from all genres and for all ages available at the eplGo branch. If you want a better selection and shelves to browse that aren’t in Rutherford or Cameron, there’s also the Stratchona branch just a ten minute bus ride from the University Transit Center (on Whyte Ave).
If you’re like me and need books to keep your sanity through the school year and in between, the L-Pass is something you NEED to take advantage of. Students, activate your L-Pass!!