A provincial state of emergency remains in effect due to numerous wildfires.

For wildfire related information, call the 24-hour info line at 310-4455 (available in 200+ languages) or visit

Public library structure in Alberta

Learn about how public library service in Alberta is delivered.


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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