Overview

The Public Library Services Branch is part of the Corporate Strategic Services Division of Municipal Affairs. We provide policy, planning and administrative expertise required to develop and maintain provincial legislation related to public library service. We are also accountable to the Minister for ensuring library board compliance with the Libraries Act and Libraries Regulation. Branch staff:

  • provide consultative support to over 200 municipal and intermunicipal library boards and seven library system boards established under the Libraries Act in areas related to legislation and management of public library service
  • deliver orientation programs for public library trustees
  • consult with staff and trustees of municipal and system boards on planning and policy development for municipal boards and regional service delivery at the library system level
  • develop financial policy and deliver Public Library Board Operating Grants to help public library boards in the provision of library service
  • collect and publish provincial public library statistics which provide a summary of library funding and performance indicators for all public library boards
  • support Ministry initiatives including the annual Minister's Awards for Excellence in Public Library Service

For all public library service programs, resources and information, see the public library services page.

Features

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Contact

To connect with the Public Library Services Branch:

Phone: 780-427-4871
Toll free: 310 -0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-415-8594
Email: libraries@gov.ab.ca

Address:
#803, 10405 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 4R7

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