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. 

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Read Alberta Collection

Read Alberta Collection logoThe 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.

Accessible Alberta: eBooks for Everyone Collection

Logo: Accessible AlbertaFeaturing over 800 eBooks and audiobooks in a variety of genres, the Accessible Alberta collection is the largest provincial collection of accessible digital titles in Canada. Alberta book publishers are at the forefront of accessible publishing in Alberta, and this collection will continue to grow as new titles are published. All titles in the collection meet internationally recognized WCAG and EPUB accessibility standards.

Libraries in Alberta

Profiles of Alberta’s Library Systems