Newcomers

Welcome to Edmonton and the Library! EPL has many free services, resources and materials available in 30 world languages to help you transition to and enjoy life in our city.

In addition, EPL has Ukrainian content for newcomers.

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People Who Can Help

Community Librarians

Every library location has a Community Librarian who can help you find the answers you are looking for.

Settlement Practitioners

We offer Settlement Services to help you with common questions about moving to Canada and settling into a new home. These services are funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and are provided in partnership with the Edmonton Immigrant Services Association (EISA). Services are free for eligible clients.

Library Settlement services can be accessed at the following library branches by visiting them or by calling the following phone numbers:

Why Should You Get a Library Card?

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Video Guides

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Online Resources

English Language Learning

Newcomers - ELL Resources

Resume Help

Newcomers - Resume Help

Resumé Templates

Includes simple formatted resumé templates in Microsoft Word.

Resumé Tips

Find out how to craft a high impact resumé.

Explore EPL

On Saturday, Sept. 24, join us for our Open House—get ready for awesome classes, interactive games, performances and more!

Entertainment: Magazines, Newspapers & Movies

Newcomers - Entertainment

Continuing Education & Skills Upgrading

Newcomers - Continuing Education

Gale Courses

Interactive, instructor-led online courses covering a wide range of topics. Free for cardholders.

Learning Express Library

Practice tests and tutorial courses with immediate scoring, complete answer explanations and individualized analysis of results.

Frequently Asked Questions

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