Welcome to the Library!

New to Canada? You're in the right place. We have lots of resources and services to help you get settled in your new city and home.

The Welcome to the Library program, supported by the RBC Foundation, welcomes and supports newcomers to Canada through Welcome Tours, Welcome Library Cards and Welcome Videos in 18 languages.

Welcome Tours

Tours are designed to introduce you to library materials, programs and services so that you can better integrate into Canadian society. The 60-minute tour will introduce you to the wealth of library resources, programs and services that can help you improve your language skills and settle comfortably into your new home. Request a tour»

Welcome Library Card

The Welcome Library card places a world of information within reach of all newcomers. You will receive your Library card presented within a welcome folder. This will help you access all the wonderful things the Library has to offer.

Welcome Videos

Learn how to use Calgary Public Library with the RBC Welcome to the Library video. It's now available in the following subtitles: