Help the Calgary Public Library continue to support Calgarians and prepare for whatever our community needs as it continues to experience the effects of the global pandemic.

  • 379
    laptops loaned to those in need during the first shutdown
  • 7,739
    Calgarians registered for their free Library card.
  • 4,400
    virtual programs delivered

Frequently Asked Questions

The Calgary Public Library Foundation has created the Resiliency Fund to prepare for the challenges that lie ahead and to support the evolving needs of Calgarians.

You can learn more about the Resiliency Fund here.

On September 15, the Province announced it was returning to a State of Public Health Emergency, with new public health measures and restrictions.

All Calgary Public Library locations remain open and operating at regular hours, along with a wide range of virtual and contactless services.

For more information about services currently available, please visit the Library’s website.

Register for a card online for immediate access to the Digital Library and available in-person services. If you need assistance, please call the Library Hotline at 403-260-2600.

The Library Hotline is open 9-5 Monday to Saturday, and can be reached by calling 403-260-2600 or using the chat online feature. They can provide tech support, book recommendations and act as a friendly voice.

Electronic tax receipts are issued immediately via email for donations made online. As our office remains closed, paper tax receipts for donations made by cheque and/or cash will issued as soon as possible. If you have any questions or need assistance, please email or leave us a message at 403-221-2002 and we will return your call shortly.

Due to COVID-19, the Calgary Public Library has suspended its book donation program indefinitely. We thank you for your interest in donating books to the Calgary Public Library; for information on other ways to provide support please visit our Ways to Give page.

We will provide updated information on book donation processes when we have it available. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.

Doing More with Your Support

Resiliency Fund

Our Resiliency Fund is supporting the Library’s new Fine Free model. The fund will support our community as it reopens and assist with Calgarians’ evolving needs during this challenging time.

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What does the Calgary Public Library mean to our community?

"Thank you for supporting my students and their families as they navigate taking school out of the classroom and into their homes."

Geneviève, Library donor

"Thank you for your continued service. The library is one of the most used and important city services in our life."

Library Donor

"Thank you for helping me raise my son well. He is five now and the library made our lives better since he was a baby."

Rebecca, Library Donor

Library at Home

We hope you’re well, finding comfort in books and accessing Library at Home online resources for yourselves and your family.

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