All Calgary Public Library locations, including book drops, are temporarily closed until further notice as of March 16 at 12:01 am to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Calgary Public Library has been working with the City of Calgary and health officials to closely monitor developments and information about COVID-19. We recognize that COVID-19 represents an unpredictable and unique scenario that requires all Albertans to take measures to prevent the spread of the virus. 

As a result, all Calgary Public Library locations are temporarily closed until further notice as of March 16 at 12:01 am to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

The health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and visitors is our top priority, and Library leadership will continue to work with the City of Calgary and Alberta Health Services to track the issue and determine when it is appropriate to return to normal service levels.

To access reliable and up-to-date resources, please visit calgarylibrary.ca/covid-19. We would also note that Alberta Health Services has introduced an online self-assessment tool to help you determine whether you should be tested for COVID-19. 

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, please remember to:

  • Practice social distancing
  • Wash your hands often and well
  • Avoid touching your face, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces and equipment with disinfectant wipes
  • Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill

During this temporary closure, we are taking several steps to ensure Library services remain available:

  • We ask members to hold on to return materials for the time being if possible. 
  • No fines are being accrued on any overdue item and we are extending all due dates and holds to June 30, 2020. Please check your account for revised due dates or contact us online or by phone for more details.
  • Customer support and information service will remain available during regular hours of operation. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us online, or call 403.260.2600.
  • All events and programs will be cancelled until June 30, 2020.

Calgary Public Library from Home

  • The Library provides incredible resources you can use while you are at home. We encourage you to use our Digital Library which includes eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming movies and music, eMagazines and online classes.
  • If you don’t have a Library card, register for one online for immediate access to the Digital Library.
  • Any additional information will be posted on calgarylibrary.ca as well as Facebook and Twitter

Thank you for your support, understanding and patience during this difficult time as we work together to ensure the well-being of everyone in our community, and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

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