Services

  • Helpful, knowledgeable staff
  • Telephone reference service
  • Book requests and online renewal
  • Photocopier
  • Internet and wireless access
  • Meeting room rental
  • Exhibit space for local artists
  • The Bow Valley Literacy Programme, matching volunteer tutors and learners
  • Story hours and other programs for children
  • Teen programing
  • Homebound services


USING THE LIBRARY
 
Please bring your library card with you every time you visit the library. Your card permits you to borrow books, magazines, compact discs, DVDs, and audiobooks. You do not need a library card to attend library programs, use the Internet, or use materials within the library.

Our library offers the following:
 
  • Children's room and collection
  • Books in many languages
  • Audiobooks
  • Large print books
  • Compact discs
  • DVDs
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Government documents
  • Atlases and maps
  • Dictionaries
  • Consumer reports & information
  • Literacy and English as a second language materials
  • Career and job search information
 
Also find out more about our events and our programing for Children, Teens, and Adults.
BORROWING BOOKS
 
Library cards are FREE to all residents of Banff and ID#9. To obtain a library card, please present a piece of picture identification and proof of residency.
Non-Residents may obtain a membership for a non-refundable annual fee of $60.00.
 
Please bring your library card with you every time you visit the library. Your card permits you to borrow books, magazines, compact discs, DVDs, and audiobooks. You do not need a library card to attend library programs, use the Internet, or use materials within the library.

INTERNET ACCESS
 
The Library offers FREE Internet and wireless access on a first come, first served basis. Printing is available from the public internet stations.

HOMEBOUND DELIVERY SERVICES
 
If you are unable to come to the library due to illness or lack of transportation, library staff will happily deliver books, DVDs, audiobooks and other library materials right to your door. Please call the library to make arrangements for this FREE service.

EXHIBIT SPACE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS
 
The library’s gallery space is available for local emerging artists/photographers to display their art or photography free of charge.
Contact the library to inquire about booking the space for a show.

MEETING FACILITIES
 
The library’s conference room is available for meeting use by community groups during library hours. The maximum capacity is 20 people. There is no charge to use the conference room for not-for-profit groups. For-profit groups are charged a $50/day rental fee. All groups using the room are responsible for clean up and tidying of the room.
Contact the library to inquire about bookings.

BOW VALLEY LEARNING COUNCIL
 
Bow Valley Learning Council is comprised of 23 BVLC member agencies committed to the philosophy of lifelong learning. The council aim is to provide a variety of efficient credit and non-credit classes and experiences for adult residents of the Bow Valley. Follow the link to find out more!