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

  • 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.

On June 23, Calgary Public Library will begin to gradually reopen Library locations in phases. Crowfoot, Forest Lawn, Fish Creek, Central, Signal Hill and Giuffre Family Libraries have now reopened.

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 reduced hours of operation. Please confirm if your location is open and what services are available before visiting.

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

No fines are being accrued on any overdue item and all due dates have been extended until further notice. For more information about which locations have reopened and are accepting book returns, 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 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 or leave us a message at 403-221-2002 and we will return your call shortly.

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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