How you can help

Making a Difference in the Lives of Calgarians

The Library is a place of possibilities. Nurturing the potential that lives within each of us, it places early learning enrichment within reach of all families, enhancing childhood development through after-school mentoring and summer reading programs.


Through career counselling and resources for newcomers to learn English and celebrate their native languages, the Library changes lives and opens the doors to opportunity.


A welcoming place for all, it supports individuals and groups with study areas, places for social connections and community gathering spaces. All who enter a library’s door, leave richer than they were before.


At the heart of every great city is a great library.

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Become a Friend

Discover how your support will empower Calgarians—and our city—to reach their full potential.


Learn how your investment in the Library will leave a legacy for generations of Calgarians.


Explore innovative ways that you can help the Library shape the Calgary of tomorrow.

Shop for the Library Cause

Visit for literary-inspired items including Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Star Wars and Lord of the Rings prints, funky socks inspired by classics like Edgar Allan Poe, Where the Wild Things Are, and Alice in Wonderland and Moleskine journals for aspiring writers. 100% of sales proceeds support the essential work of the Calgary Public Library and enhance programs, services and collections. Shop for a cause and support your Library!