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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Build a community of book lovers

Start a new book club or take your existing one to the next level with book club bags, programs with tips for hosting book clubs, and free bookable spaces to host your next meeting at the Library.

Check out DIY Book Clubs

Are you passionate about the literary arts?

Kids and teens in grades 4 – 12 can learn more about writing, drawing, reading, comics, video games, and more at LitCon. Connect with your peers and improve your skills with help from professional writers and creatives. 

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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!

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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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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