Library Systems

Library systems are established by the Minister under the Libraries Act when municipalities in an area agree to jointly provide library system services. There are seven library system boards in the province. System boards are incorporated under the act and are one of the few programs established under provincial legislation that provide municipal services at a regional level. Library system services provide professional and technical support to public libraries within the system area so that even the smallest library has access to advice and assistance along with the cost effectiveness and synergies made possible by working through a larger unit. Systems manage regional resource development and sharing at the regional level. Systems also function as nodes within the provincial public library network to connect resources to residents using municipal libraries in small rural communities.

Peace Library System
8301 - 110 Street
Grande Prairie, AB  T8W 6T2
Phone:  780-538-4656
Fax:  780-539-5285
Email:
peacelib@peacelibrarysystem.ab.ca
Website:
http://www.peacelibrarysystem.ab.ca/
Chairperson:  Veronica Bliska
Director:  Linda Duplessis

Yellowhead Regional
Library System

Box 4270, 433 King Street
Spruce Grove, AB  T7X 3B4
Phone: 780-962-2003
Fax: 780-962-2770
Email:
kdodds@yrl.ab.ca
Website:
http://www.yrl.ab.ca/
Chairperson:  Derril Butler
Director:  Kevin Dodds

Parkland Regional Library System
5404 - 56 Avenue
Lacombe, AB  T4L 1G1
Phone:  403-782-3850
Fax:  403-782-4560
Email:
rsheppard@prl.ab.ca
Website:
http://www.prl.ab.ca/
Chairperson:  Debra Smith
Director:  Ron Sheppard

Marigold Library System
710 - 2 Street
Strathmore, AB  T1P 1K4
Phone:  403-934-5334
Fax:  403-934-5331
Email:
admin@marigold.ab.ca
Website:
http://www.marigold.ab.ca/
Chairperson:  Lynda Lyster
Director:  Michelle Toombs

Chinook Arch Regional Library System
2902 - 7 Avenue N.
Lethbridge, AB  T1H 5C6
Phone:  403-380-1500
Fax:  403-380-3550
Email:
arch@chinookarch.ab.ca
Website:
http://www.chinookarch.ab.ca/
Chairperson:  Howard Paulsen
Director:  Robin Hepher

Shortgrass Library System
2375 - 10 Avenue
Medicine Hat, AB  T1A 8G2
Phone:  403-529-0550
Fax:  403-528-2473
Email:
petra@shortgrass.ca
Website:
http://www.shortgrass.ca/
Chairperson:  Dwight Kilpatrick
Director:  Petra Mauerhoff

Northern Lights Library System
Bag 8
Elk Point, AB  T0A 1A0
Phone:  780-724-2596
Fax:  780-724-2597
Email:
info@nlls.ab.ca
Website:
http://www.nlls.ab.ca/
Chairperson:  Arnold Hanson
Director:  Julie Walker

  • Date modified: 2016-08-23