EPL branches are closed until further notice to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Holds on our physical collection are currently paused. If you have borrowed materials, please keep them at home until the Library reopens. You will not incur any late fees. Have any questions? Please review our FAQs

Newcomers

Welcome to Edmonton and the Library! We have many free services, resources and materials at EPL to help you transition to and enjoy life in our city.

Cultural Access Pass

Canoo is a mobile app that helps new Canadian citizens by providing free admission to over 1400 museums, science centres, art galleries, parks and historic sites across Canada.

Download the Canoo App

Why Should You Get a Library Card?

Get a Library Card

What will a FREE library card get you? A chance to enjoy instant, endless fun!

Sign up online now!

EPL Library Card

Settlement Services

In-branch Library Settlement Services have been suspended until further notice. Edmonton Immigrant Services Association continues to support newcomers at their offices and can be reached at: 780-474-8445

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.

Newcomers - Settlement

Online Resources

English Language Learning

Newcomers - ELL Resources

Resume Help

Newcomers - Resume Help

Cypress Resumé Builder

An online tool that guides you in building a better resumé.

Resumé Templates

Includes simple formatted resumé templates in Microsoft Word.

Resumé Tips

Find out how to craft a high impact resumé.

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.

Lynda.com

Online learning library that helps anyone learn business, software, technology, and creative skills from over 3,100 engaging video courses.

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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