Use of Library Premises

Hours of Opening

The Board authorizes the Chief Executive Officer to establish Hours of Opening for all Library Premises. Hours of Opening will be reviewed annually by the Board.


Every member of the public shall have access during the Hours of Opening to those public areas normally used for Library purposes or designated for Library purposes.


All persons using Library Premises shall conduct themselves so as not to disturb other patrons or cause damage to Library property.

Food and Beverages  

Consumption of food and non-alcoholic beverages only will be permitted in designated areas of Library Premises, provided such activity does not interfere with the use and enjoyment of Library Premises by other patrons or result in any damage to Library Materials, furnishings or equipment.

Patrons who consume food and beverages on Library Premises may be held liable and accountable for any damage, repair, or additional expense that may be incurred because of this activity.

Program Rooms and Other Library Spaces

Program rooms and any areas of Library Premises not used for Library purposes may be reserved for use by groups under the conditions set out in the Calgary Public Library Room Use Guidelines.

Category Library Premises Use and Safety
Statutory Yes
Approval History 2015
Approval Janet Hutchinson