In a follow-up to the library’s temporary closure in response to COVID-19,
St. Albert Public Library is waiving its usual in-person requirement for issuing library cards; effective immediately, staff will begin issuing memberships electronically to St. Albert residents who don’t currently have Library cards.
Library cards are free for St. Albert residents, and membership allows residents
to access the library’s many free electronic resources, including books,
audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, movies, TV shows, music, and online courses.
Here are a few examples of what we offer:
RBDigital is a fantastic resource, it has over 6000 audiobooks, over 40 popular magazines, and over 1000 issues of different comic books.
ReadAlberta contains both eBooks and audiobooks that are by Alberta-based authors.
It also includes the Prairie Indigenous Ebook Collection.
If people are looking for things for their children, Kanopy Kids contains movies,
TV shows, story times, and more: patrons have unlimited access to Kanopy Kids.
Hoopla allows people to stream or download eBooks and eAudiobooks (includes eComics).
We also have great eLearning resources such as Lynda.com, an online learning tool that
helps anyone develop business, software, and creative skills.
Pronunciator is an excellent resource for learning another language.
There are over 80 different languages, including non-English language courses.
All our eResources can be found on the website: https://www.sapl.ca/elibrary.html
Residents wishing to get a library card are asked to send a message to the library through our online contact form at https://www.sapl.ca/contact-form.html
From the drop-down menu, please select “I have a question regarding Membership/ My Account”
Staff will reply to each message during regular library hours and get the information they need to issue a library card.