Standards & Legislation

Public libraries in Alberta are legislated by the Libraries Act and Regulation. Municipalities have the power to create or dissolve municipal library boards and municipal councils appoint five to ten board members. Once created, the Library Board is an independent body that has full powers of governance and fiscal responsibility for the public library.

Public Library Services Branch of Alberta Municipal Affairs supports the public library network in Alberta through operational grants, Supernet connectivity, a resource sharing framework, and access to digital content.

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