All Library locations, except Rocky Ridge, will be closed on Monday, May 23. Find location information and hours on our locations page.

Free Services

Get your FREE Library card today!

There are so many reasons to become a Library member

Your Library card gives you free access to device borrowing, printing, creative spaces, and programs — not to mention our entire collection of books, movies and music.

See what your free membership can do for you! It’s easy to sign up online or at your closest Library location. Live outside Calgary? We've got options for non-members, too.

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. 

Learn more

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

Programs for everyone

Upgrade your skills, take up a new hobbies, or spend time learning with family and friends. Whatever you're into, we have a free program for you. Discover virtual programs for every age and stage of life.

Register for upcoming classes or stream a recent program. 

Over 100 digital resources

Our collection of digital resources make studying, learning a new language, and conducting research easy and fun at any age. There's lots to discover.

Explore the Digital Library 

Get the help you need

If something's troubling you, we can help. Access free mental health and addictions support, health information, and referral to services from mental health care professionals.

Visit the Wellness Desk and digital resources
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We also offer free spaces for all ages and interests when you visit us in person

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

The Library is a community space

Book free meeting rooms.

Upgrade your meetings with more than 60 bookable rooms at 20 libraries around the city, plus audio, video, and post-production studios at Central Library.

Book one today