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Take Your Seat!

Take Your Seat in the Muttart Theatre inside the newly renovated Stanley A. Milner Library by making a donation/pledge of $2,020!

Books2Buy Online Sale: Stocking Stuffer Edition

Shop the last Books2Buy Online Sale of the year on Dec. 7. This sale features some Christmas-themed bags plus a limited stock of EPL merch!

Pay It Forward

Support from our donors helps provide Edmontonians access to free resources and services for learning and discovery.

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Your support provides Edmontonians access to free resources and services for learning and discovery. Gifts received online by 11:59 p.m. on December 31 are eligible for a 2020 charitable tax receipt.

Why Give?

With your help, we can play a meaningful role in enhancing Edmonton and building a better community.

Like many other leading libraries, EPL has a broad and growing e-collection, comprehensive world language materials and extensive early literacy programs to name just a few. But what sets EPL apart – where we lead and where other libraries are taking notice – is in the many ways we are changing, adapting and transforming library services to best serve our community.

Why do you give?

Because you have a special connection. Every reason is personal. Some give because they’ve loved their library since childhood. Others appreciate that the work we do is a vital resource for so many.

Those reasons that inspire you to give are our lifeblood. You provide funds for life-changing programs, services and materials that aren’t supported through municipal taxes.

Ways to Give


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By Mail

Fund Development
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW
Edmonton AB T5J 2V4
Printable Donation Form

By Phone


Visit a Branch

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A Library for All Edmontonians

EPL is a gathering place for people and ideas, and enables a lifetime of learning, engagement and possibility for every member of our community. At the Library, all Edmontonians can access free tools and the support they need to be successful.

Everyone has their own unique EPL story, and Nawreen Hena and Justin Co are no exception. They both have fond memories of hours spent exploring and discovering in the Library, and their positive experiences left them wanting to pay it forward.

Nawreen and Justin know the far-reaching impact of EPL and how the Library nurtures the diverse needs of its customers. That’s why they approached EPL when they needed support and guidance to launch their youth outreach program: DISCOVER.

Pay It Forward Fall Fundraising Campaign - Nawreen Hena and Justin Co

They knew EPL could connect them with information, resources and youth in the community. Their goal was to create a program that could support students in the same way the Library had supported them.

Support from our donors ensures that EPL continues to have what it requires to respond to our community’s diverse needs. Your donation helps provide Edmontonians access to free resources and services for learning and discovery. Thank you for paying it forward.

Year-End Deadline

Donations must be postmarked by December 31, 2020 or received online by 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2020 to be eligible for a 2020 charitable tax receipt. Please consult Canada Revenue Agency and your financial advisor to find out more about the benefits of charitable giving and ways you can give.

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