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. Please check for regular updates.

Library at Home

Find your Library online.

Want to learn a new language, keep the kids busy with a craft, or simply relax with a good audiobook? Check out our treasure trove of free online resources that you can access anytime from home.

There’s something for everyone: virtual storytimes and early literacy activities, study help for students, even free online courses for adults. And of course, stream your favourite music, flip through a digital magazine, or watch an award-winning film.

It’s all here.

Read, sing, and play together

Join our librarians for Storytime at Home as they read books from our collection and sing rhymes and songs.

You and your family can follow along with these virtual storytimes any time, anywhere.

Watch Storytime

Activities for Young Children

Did you know that sensory play lays an important foundation for your child's learning? These activities encourage brain development, open-ended thinking, fine motor skill building, and even language learning. 

Check out our librarians' list of activities, with new ideas added every Tuesday. Do you have a preschooler who love to paint? Or keep your active toddler busy with these sensory play suggestions.


Activities for School-Age Kids

Helping your child learn from home? This list of resources, free with your Library card, includes content aligned with the Alberta curriculum. There's also unlimited access to animated eBooks in English, Spanish and French, plus read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, and educational games. 

Or try one of our Questionarium activities with just some paper and your imagination! Create a hybrid animal, invent a sport, or draw your own comic