General Library services

Here are some of the things you can do at the library...

Wireless Internet
The library offers free public wi-fi, and public computers with high-speed internet access.

Membership
A library card entitles you to borrow books, DVDs, music, and many other items.  It also gives you access to a wide selection of eContent including newspapers, magazines, movies, music, books and more.  

The Sundre Library is delighted to announce that memberships and renewals are FREE throughout 2016.

We know that in these challenging times, our Library materials, programs and resources are even more important than usual. The Sundre Library wants there to be no barriers to enjoying all that the Library has to offer.

With your Library card, find free eBooks, movies, music, magazines and much more. Borrow from our collection of over 20,000 items ... and if we don't have it, we'll find it for you.

We want to continue offering free memberships in 2017 and beyond. If you want to help, pay what you can for your Library membership, or make a tax-deductible donation to the Library.

The Sundre Library ... MORE than you imagine!

Alberta Wide Borrowing (ME Libraries)
Library members can register with non-Parkland public libraries across the province to easily borrow physical items (not eContent) using their Parkland Regional Library card. Borrowed materials can be returned to any public library, too. All this for free!

Interlibrary Loans
Borrow print and audio books, movies, music CDs, game discs and even journal and newspaper articles from libraries across the province. Request online using your Parkland Regional Library card number and PIN or ask library staff to find / request items for you. We will look far and wide – beyond Alberta and even internationally – to track down specific items and contact you when your item arrives so you can pick it up. 

Books by Mail
Have difficulty getting to the library when it’s open? We have a direct mail service.  You can request books, CDs, DVDs, and other items in our catalogue to be delivered to your mailbox by Canada Post – for FREE!

Photocopying / Printing
The library can satisfy your need for black and white copying/printing for 15₵ per page. Colour copies: 60₵. We can also fax your documents, or scan and email them.  

Reading Suggestions and Research Help
Looking for your next enthralling read or video content on a theme? Library staff can match you to the perfect book, movie, documentary, or audiobook. 
We can also help you find information on any topic imaginable from family history research to raising chickens in your backyard.

Alternate Formats for Print Disabilities
Albertans unable to use conventional print materials due to a print disability (visual, physical or cognitive) have a number of options to access materials in alternate formats.  Our library can provide access to large print books, audio books on discs or in digital format (direct to device or computer), braille books, described video and equipment (i.e. DAISY readers).  We can also help you register for services through the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) or the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA).

Grant Connect 
This intuitive online database can help non-profits and charities find grants that are relevant to their goals and initiatives. Available for use in all Parkland Regional libraries.  Access it in the eLibrary or by clicking here. Please note: you must be physically present in the library to use Grant Connect.

Outreach & Homebound Delivery
If you are unable to visit the library yourself, Outreach Services volunteers will deliver materials to your home or care facility. 

Exam Invigilation (Proctoring)
Ideal for distance learners or anyone who needs to write regular certification exams, the library provides a quiet space and exam supervisor.  Book a time with staff prior to your exam arrival to make sure we can accommodate you. There will be a charge for faxing, mailing, courier and printing.

Tools & Equipment
Parkland Regional libraries lend many non-book materials such as eReaders, pedometers, power monitors, DAISY book readers, projectors and screens, hiking poles, snowshoes and even telescopes. Ask staff about all the exciting things you can borrow from us!

Suggest a Purchase
Send us suggestions online for new items to add to our collection!