All Calgary Public Library locations, including book drops, are temporarily closed until further notice as of March 16 at 12:01 am to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Please check for regular updates.

Free Services

Get your FREE Library card today!

There are so many reasons to become a Library member.

Your Library card gives you free access to books, programs, online resources, printing, plus much more. 

Get your free Library card online or visit your nearest Library.

Use a computer, borrow a laptop, or access free Wi-Fi.

You can use a desktop computer for three hours every day or borrow a Chromebook laptop for in-Library use. Have your own device? Connect to Wi-Fi.

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Print for free, in black and white or colour.

Your Library card gives you $5 of printing per month, which you can use at 20 Library locations. Seriously.

Print at the Library

Programs for everyone

Find free programs for all, from babies and toddlers to adults and seniors — and everyone in between. Choose from hundreds of programs! Sign up and learn a new skill, meet new friends, or improve your existing knowledge.

Register for free programs

Book free meeting rooms.

Upgrade your meetings with more than 60 bookable rooms at 20 libraries around the city, plus audio, video, and post-production studios at Central Library.

Book one today

Browse and borrow to your heart's content

Borrow books, digital books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, magazines, newspapers, and even musical instruments from our collection of nearly 1.4 million items.

Our E-Library is extensive. With 100+ online resources, there’s lots to explore and discover.

Read digital books with Libby, learn a language with Rosetta Stone, take online courses with, watch movies with Kanopy, listen to music with Freegal, access online tutoring with brainfuse HelpNow, and research your next purchase with consumer reports.

Find even more Digital Resources

Conduct career research

Request a 90-minute Career Resources Orientation at the Central Library for your group or class. 

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The Library also offers free spaces for all ages and interests:

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Live outside of Calgary?

If you live outside of Calgary, there are several ways you can access the Library’s resources. Review the options to see what works for you.