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These lists of books, movies, and music are carefully curated by Library staff to provide inspiration for your next checkout.Discover staff favourites
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. Your new favourite book may only be a click away.Request Build a Book Bag
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.Get started
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!
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.
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.Browse Book Club in a Bag titles
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.