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What is the L-Pass?

The L-Pass is a partnership between The King's University Library and the Edmonton Public Library.

Now you can use your King's student ID card as your Edmonton Public Library card!

King's students, staff, and faculty are all eligible to register for the L-Pass.

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Q: I already have an Edmonton Public Library card. Can I still register?
    • A: Yes, you can still register. The barcode on your King's ID card will be used for your EPL account. This means that while you are a student at King's, you will use your King's ID card instead of your existing EPL card.
  • Q: I already have a TAL (The Alberta Library) card. Can I still register?
    • A: Yes. You can still use your TAL card at all participating Alberta libraries. However, a TAL card does not provide you with access to EPL, while the L-Pass does.
  • Q: Do I have to register again next year?
    • A: Yes. Your L-Pass expires after one year. However, you can register again starting from 40 days before the expiration date as well as any time after it expires.
  • Q: Do I have to pay to register for the L-Pass?
    • A: You do not have to pay. Registration is completely free.
  • Q: Will I still be able to use the L-Pass to access EPL during the Spring/Summer terms?
    • A: Yes.
  • Q: I tried to register for the L-Pass but I was unsuccessful. What do I do now?
    • A: Come visit us or email us at! We are happy help you figure out what the problem is.

  • General:
  • Q: Can I return my EPL books at King's?
    • A: No. You also cannot return King's books at EPL. Please make sure to return your books to the correct library.
  • Q: What if I lose or replace the student ID card I used to register for the L-Pass?
    • A: Please make sure to report your card missing to EPL as soon as possible. EPL staff will help you transfer your existing registration to your new card.
  • Q: What EPL services can I access with the L-Pass?
    • Any service that an EPL cardholder can access, you can also access! This includes online resources, audiobooks, DVDs, magazines, and of course, books!
  • Q: If I have the L-Pass do I have to pay for overdue EPL materials?
    • A: Yes.


How do I register for the L-Pass?

You can register for the L-Pass by using this link to our registration website and following the instructions on the page.

Ask Us

In Person

Visit us in person at the library during library hours.

By Phone

Need help finding information? Call us:780.465.8304.

By Email

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