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Enjoy the Calgary Public Library from the comfort of your home

The Calgary Public Library may have temporarily closed its doors, but they’re still here with a treasure trove of free online resources you can access anytime from the comfort of your home including crafts and activities, virtual programming and study tips.

Keep the kids busy with crafts and activities, tune in to virtual programming or get help studying

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The Calgary Public Library may have temporarily closed its doors, but they're still here with a treasure trove of free online resources you can access anytime from the comfort of your home. 

Want to learn a new language, keep the kids busy with a craft, or relax with an audiobook? Bring your library home with these free online resources. 

Library at home

Digital library 

The Calgary Public Library's Digital Library contains more than 100 online resources to help you learn, study or take up a new hobby. Browse magazines, newspapers and graphic novels, or borrow an eBook and audiobook — with no holds or waiting! Click here to search the digital library. 

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Storytime at Home

Join the Calgary Public Library's librarians for Storytime at Home as they read books from their collection -- you can even have special guest Mayor Naheed Nenshi read you one of his favourites! Follow along with these virtual storytimes any time, anywhere. Tune in here.

Just for Babies

Sing and play with your baby, led by the Calgary Public Library's librarians, with these songs and rhymes that are used in Baby Rhyme Time programs. Tune in here

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Activities for Young Children 

Keep your toddlers and preschoolers busy with these activities

Resources for School-Age Kids

Find school support for the Alberta curriculum, visit the Questionarium online, and conduct engaging science experiments with students learning at home. Click here to learn more

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Resources for Teens

At-Home Learning for Adults

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Virtual programming

Songwriter in Residence

This new, 10-week residency supports emerging and established songwriters working in any genre, be it pop, folk, jazz, blues, country, soul, or hip-hop. Register for the following free, virtual songwriting programs with Songwriter in Residence, Brandi Sidoryk:

English Language Learning Conversation Circle

Practice speaking English, meet new virtual friends and learn about local community and culture through this free three-week online conversation group. This informal program is a chance to discuss topics in a fun and relaxing environment. Register here.


Click here for more information about free online resources available at the Calgary Public Library