All Library locations (except Rocky Ridge) will be closed on Monday, October 10 for Thanksgiving. Access to our catalogue, telephone renewal service, and Digital Library resources will also be interrupted due to scheduled web maintenance.

Central Library

However you get here, we've got you covered.

Central Library is located at 800 3 Street SE, directly east of City Hall.

Public bike racks are located on all sides of the building, and bus routes stop on 3 Street SE and on 9 Avenue SE. The closest CTrain stop is City Hall, on both the Red and Blue lines.

There is parking in the City Hall parkade, paid parking lots on the east side of the Library, and paid street parking in the East Village.

Take a tour of Central Library

Learn about the stories, history, and architectural features of our keystone location in downtown Calgary. Discover the unique and innovative elements of Central Library’s spaces, services, art and iconic strucutre in a free public tour led by a volunteer guide.

Each tour can accommodate up to 10 drop-in patrons, but registration is strongly recommended.

Book your Library Tour