Central Library


This service will no longer be available after June 30, 2023

ResearchPlus is the Library's research and reference service.

Typical turnaround is 24 to 48 hours. Rush requests made before 2:00 pm can be completed the same day for a small extra charge. We deliver your research by email, fax, mail or courier.

This service will no longer be offered after June 30, 2023. If you have a research question for our team, we recommend reaching out to Library Hotline for free.

Contact ResearchPlus

How can we help you?

  • Market research and analysis

  • Genealogical, historical and newspaper searches

  • Contact list creation

  • City directory searches

  • Literature searches

  • Expedited document delivery

  • Interlibrary loans

ResearchPlus Services

City directory searches for real estate agents, property developers, engineers and more.

If you are redeveloping property, investigating past use of real estate, or need assistance providing assessment and remediation, ResearchPlus can help by undertaking historical city directory searches for the Calgary area, in the areas or streets you require.

Make informed decisions for your business with valuable market research.

Are you starting a new business? Looking for new markets for your product? Do you want industry information before investing in a new business?

ResearchPlus can provide information on demographics, economic conditions and trends, consumer spending, industry overviews and potential competitors. Browse company profiles and industry information, and get help navigating Statistics Canada, Industry Canada and other government websites.

Dive deep into genealogical, historical and newspaper searches.

Whether you need to find birth announcements, obituaries or archived newspaper articles, ResearchPlus has the expertise to conduct complex genealogical and historical searches.

Create customized mailing and contact lists for businesses and organizations.

ResearchPlus can create specialized lists for businesses and organizations of all sizes. Just tell our staff your specific needs, and we can create a list that contains all the information you require.

Interlibrary Loans

Need access to resources from another library? ResearchPlus can help. We provide expedited interlibrary loan services.