Summer Hours

Banff Public Library is now open to the public on the following days/times:

Monday to Friday from 10:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday & Sunday from 11:00am - 5:00pm

Patrons are welcome to visit the Library to browse the collection, pick up holds from other library locations, use the public computers/printer, and access quiet study areas. Exam proctoring services are also available.

Our Pick-Up and Home Delivery Services will continue to be offered for those who might prefer more physical distance at this time, and we are happy to make recommendations. Please give us a call at 403.762.2661, send us an email, or fill out our online form with your requests.

The Town of Banff has rescinded the Temporary Mask Bylaw in all previously mandated outdoor locations and most indoor locations; however, the Library will continue to offer single-use, non-medical masks for those who might wish to continue wearing a mask indoors. The plexiglass at our circulation desk will also remain in place at this time.

Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building, and all high-touch surface areas, such as keyboards, touchscreens, tabletops, countertops, door handles, etc., will continue to be sanitized on a regular basis. The public washrooms are open and will continue to be monitored for cleanliness on a regular basis as well. 

We are once again offering our regular programs in-house, such as storytimes and summer reading clubs for children, yoga and meditation classes, and a music series by local artists. Our monthly book club will remain online at this time. Visit our Events Calendar for more information on how to join us.

Please refrain from visiting the Library if you might be experiencing any core symptoms of COVID-19 such as cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell. You are still legally required to isolate for 10 days if you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have any of the core symptoms that are not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition. You are also still legally required to isolate for 14 days if you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 and have not been fully vaccinated.

Banff Public Library is committed to providing a safe and welcoming space to our patrons and staff, and we will continue to monitor the COVID-19 updates from the Government of Alberta and the Town of Banff to inform our services and procedures. 

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we help to maintain the health and wellness of our community, and we look forward to seeing you at the Library soon!