Edmonton Public Library and Civic Services Union 52 reach a tentative agreement

All library branches to remain open during the ratification process.

For immediate release: 

EDMONTON, AB, Thursday, March 14, 2024 — The Edmonton Public Library (EPL) and Civic Service Union (CSU) 52 have reached a tentative agreement and there will be no labour disruption at this time. All EPL branches will remain open.  

Below is a statement from Pilar Martinez, CEO of EPL.  

I am pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached between CSU 52 and EPL. While this tentative agreement must be ratified by EPL’s union members, we are delighted that Edmontonians may continue to access all EPL services while this process is underway.”  

For up-to-date information on EPL’s hours, programs and services visit epl.ca. 




About the Edmonton Public Library 

The Edmonton Public Library (EPL) is proud to be 2014 Library of the Year! We’ve come a long way since 1913 when books were all you could find on our shelves… and we’re just getting started! Today, EPL carries everything you care about. We are Edmonton’s largest lender of all manner of information and entertainment. Our professionally trained staff take you beyond Google with the knowledge, discernment and desire to help you navigate a universe of information. The second most visited place in Edmonton, every year EPL hosts over 15.4 million in branch and online visits across our 21 branches and website. We deliver our incredible content to you everywhere – in the library, at home or on your handheld device. Unmatched access and unrivalled value – that is today’s EPL. EPL is a registered charity and relies on donations to enhance services. Spread the words. www.epl.ca/give  

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Karen Chidiak 
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Edmonton Public Library