Help the Calgary Public Library continue to support Calgarians remotely and prepare for whatever our community needs once it opens again.

  • 300
    laptops loaned to those in-need through a partnership with the City of Calgary.
  • 658,967
    digital collection items have been checked out since the Library closed on March 15.
  • 169%
    increase in online learning courses over the same period last year.

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 locations were closed on March 16. Library leadership continues to closely watch the situation and work closely with the City of Calgary and health officials to monitor the outbreak and confirm a timeline for a return to normal service. For updates, visit calgarylibrary.ca/covid-19.

The Library is asking members to hold on to all library materials for the time being. No fines are being accrued on any overdue item and all due dates have been extended until further notice. For updates, visit calgarylibrary.ca/covid-19.

The Library provides incredible resources you can use while you are at home. We encourage you to use the Digital Library which includes eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming movies and music, eMagazines and online classes.

Register for a card online for immediate access to the Digital Library. 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 for many of those who rely on the Library as a community hub.

Electronic tax receipts are issued immediately through CanadaHelps for donations made online. As our office is 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.

The Canada Revenue Agency has also extended the 2019 filing date until June 1, 2020. More information can be found here.

Join us

Shelf Isolation Read-a-thon

With Library locations, schools and daycares temporarily closed due to COVID-19 measures, the Calgary Public Library is still there for you, and its online services are more important than ever.

We don’t know how long these measures will last. But we do know that curling up with a great book (or a great eBook) brings the world into our living rooms and helps us feel less alone.

Will you join our community of readers? Fundraising is optional. The more the merrier!

Join the Read-a-thon

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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