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There are so many reasons to become a Library member

Your Library card gives you free access to books, movies, music, online learning tools, programs, and so much more.  

It’s easy to sign up online. 

Browse and borrow to your heart's content

Borrow books, digital books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, magazines, newspapers, and even musical instruments from our collection of nearly 1.4 million items.

Borrow a Chromebook or laptop

Chromebooks and laptops are available to take home for up to eight weeks. 

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Print for free.

Your Library card gives you $5 of printing per month. You can access printing inside all library locations, except Rocky Ridge, during opening hours.

Print at the Library

Learn something new from home 

Discover all that your Library offers without ever leaving the couch. Keep your kids busy with crafts and activities, tune in to virtual programming, get study help, or check out our treasure trove of free online resourcesThere’s something for everyone.  

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Broaden your binging horizons

Choose from over 30,000 titles on Kanopy, including the Criterion Collection and The Great Courses. Younger viewers can find hours of entertainment on Kanopy Kids, with TV shows like Sesame Street and Max & Ruby. Check out award-winning cinema from the National Film Board of Canada using NFB Campus, or listen to your favourite tunes on Freegal Music.

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Our Digital Library is extensive. With 100+ online resources, there’s lots to explore and discover. 

Our collection of online learning resources make studying a new language, hobby, or skill easy and fun at any age. Students can also connect to school support and fun learning activities. 

Explore the Digital Library

The Library also offers free spaces for all ages and interests:

*These services are currently on hold as the Library gradually reopens.

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Live outside of Calgary?

If you live outside of Calgary, there are several ways you can access the Library’s resources. Review the options to see what works for you.