Telling Alberta's Story
Telling Alberta's Story


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. 

Latest Stories

Read Alberta eBooks

Read Alberta eBooks is a growing collection of approximately two thousand ebooks that are available to all Albertans, with no holds, through the province’s public library systems. The collection includes forty audiobooks, increasing access to Alberta-published authors and stories by serving a broader range of readers. All Alberta eBooks titles are also available through the NNELS system for patrons with print disabilities.

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.

Libraries in Alberta

Profiles of Alberta’s Library Systems