Help the Calgary Public Library continue to support Calgarians and prepare for whatever our community needs as it reopens.

  • 400
    Chromebooks loaned to those in-need through a partnership with the City of Calgary.
  • 7,739
    Calgarians registered for their free Library card.
  • 38,500
    free online courses taken through the Digital Library.

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.

All libraries have now reopened. Curbside service is also being offered at all locations. The Library has implemented Temporary Senior Hours for the first hour of service each day to support seniors and persons with underlying health conditions more susceptible to COVID-19.

The Library is implementing physical distancing and personal hygiene protocols to create a safe and clean environment for staff and the public. All locations will have limited capacity and metered access.

For more information, please see the Library’s Path to Reopening.

All exterior book return chutes remain closed. Returns are available inside locations during operating hours.

No fines are being accrued on any overdue item and all due dates have been extended until July 30. For more information, please visit the Library’s Path to Reopening.

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 at 403-260-2600.

The Library’s Central Information Service 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 through CanadaHelps for donations made online. As our office remains closed, paper tax receipts for donations made by cheque and/or cash will be delayed. If you have any questions or need assistance, please email info@libraryfoundation.ca 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 new 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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