Public library structure in Alberta

Learn about how public library service in Alberta is delivered.

Introduction

Public library service is a municipal service as set out in the Libraries Act.

Municipalities may choose to provide the service at the local level, and also at the regional level.

The Government of Alberta provides grants to municipal and library system boards to supplement municipal funding and encourage library service.

We also establish standards for operation, planning of service and facilitate provincewide sharing of public library resources.

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