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The Calgary Public Library is home to 2.6 million items, and there are even more in our E-Library and digital collections.

Art at the Library

Calgary Public Library is pleased to provide free space for art exhibits at four Calgary Public Library locations: the Central Library, Country Hills Library, Louise Riley Library and Southwood Library.

Calgary Flood Story Website

The website tells the story of how flooding has impacted the city and its citizens over the years, and how the community has always come together to rebuild.

Community Heritage and Family History Digital Library

View images of Calgary’s past in the over 5000 digitized photographs and postcards in the Community Heritage and Family History Digital Library.


Have homework to finish or a research question? Looking for information?  Your Library card gives you easy access to online eBooks, newspapers, full text magazine articles and information sources. Science, literature, GED, job seeking, history, car repair, language learning, business, encyclopedias — a wide variety is always conveniently available from wherever you are.

Featured Digital Content

Access eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music and TV shows and more 24/7 with your Library card.

Mobile Apps

Want to manage your account, read books & magazines, or listen to music on your device?  There’s an app for that!  You can even learn a language with the easy-to-use Mango language app.


Sign up for NextReads and receive great book suggestions in your inbox. Choose from over 20 popular genres for books to suit your interests.

Readers’ Nook

Here you will find great reading suggestions through our staff picks and NextReads e-newsletter.  Part of a book club?  This is your best stop to choose your next title and learn about our Book Club in a Bag program.

Sheet Music

Our Sheet Music Database contains 152,748 song entries in 3,606 books. There is sheet music for most instruments, including guitar tab.