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Louise Riley Library

Hours & Location

Louise Riley Library

Louise Riley Library

1904 14 Avenue NW
Calgary AB T2N 1M5

Centralized Info: (403) 260-2600

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  • Accessible

  • After-hours materials return

  • Children's space

  • Computers & Printers

  • Meeting Rooms

  • Parking

  • Study space

  • Teen Space

  • Free Wi-Fi

History of Louise Riley Library

Louise Riley Library opened in 1959 in the northwest community of Hounsfield Heights-Briar Hill and has been a community hub ever since. It was named after Louise Riley, a beloved children’s librarian and author. Riley became well-known as the “story lady” for her popular children’s Story Hour sessions, broadcast weekly on radio airwaves starting in 1943.

Photo: Calgary Public Library Archives, Our Story in Pictures