Alberta’s world-class library systems work to provide residents with equitable access to information, continuing education, and community resources, not to mention books, magazines, music, movies, and more. Alberta has seven distinct regional library systems in addition to the Edmonton and Calgary library systems. This structure allows libraries in both rural and urban areas to serve the unique needs of their communities while making sure their members can access innovative, province-wide resources.
Read Alberta Collection
The Read Alberta Collection is a growing collection of approximately over two thousand ebooks and 42 eMagazine titles that are available to all Albertans, with no holds, through the province’s public library systems. The Read Alberta Collection is continually enriched as titles and magazines are added on a regular basis, helping to increase access to Alberta-published authors and stories.
Prairie Indigenous eBook Collection
The first of its kind in Canada, the Prairie Indigenous collection increases access to stories by Indigenous authors, and writings about Indigenous culture. Dive into eBooks by such notable Canadian authors as Eden Robinson, Dawn Dumont, Richard Van Camp, Lee Maracle, Will Cardinal, Chelsea Vowel and Katherena Vermette. Or discover new literary voices. Essential reading for learning about First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultures, these stories are now available to borrow and share through Alberta’s public library websites.