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Readers & Writers

Write, edit, and format your own book 

This simple tool lets authors — aspiring and otherwise — create their own print-ready eBooks. Once you’ve created your file, you can submit your book to the Indie Author Project for others to enjoy, or use the file to send to traditional publishers. 

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Indie Author Project

This eBook platform features self-published authors from across North America, and we’ve highlighted our local authors from Calgary and surrounding area. Writers can submit their eBook file from Pressbooks to the Indie Author Project, and readers have simultaneous access to all titles, so there’s never a wait for your next read!

Need help finding your next great read?

Let us find your perfect match. With Build a Book Bag, we’ll help you discover titles you'll want to read — no browsing the stacks required.

Getting started is easy. Fill out the short online form to let us know reading preferences and the age of the reader (ages 0 – 18+), and our knowledgeable staff will hand-pick titles for a custom book bag based on your personal interests. You will receive a phone call when your book bag is ready for pickup at your preferred location.

Your new favourite book may only be a click away.

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Literary Events

Access resources from other Alberta libraries

Relais allows you to request titles from across the province, or you can apply for a TAL card or ME card to borrow items in-person at libraries across Alberta.

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eContent for Libraries

Major multinational publishers are placing restrictions on digital titles, and public libraries face excessively high prices and restrictive purchasing models for both digital audiobooks and eBooks. Libraries lend digital copies just like physical books — on a one-to-one basis — but the cost for digital copies is exponentially higher. This means you may find yourself waiting a very long time to borrow digital titles.

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Book Clubs in a Bag make organizing your next read easy.  

Each bag contains 10 copies of a title, sample discussion questions, information on how to read a book for discussion, and how to lead a discussion. The loan period is six weeks, and you can have two bags out at a time.

Please return the bag with all items to a staff member when finished; the bags do not fit in the book return chute.

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