EPL Launches epl2go Delivery Drones

Four literacy drones to deliver borrowed materials

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EDMONTON, AB, April 1, 2019 – The Edmonton Public Library (EPL) completed a full fleet of epl2go Literacy Vans in 2017, and now it’s time to take to the skies with the latest in drone technology.

In a first for public libraries, EPL is launching four literacy drones to deliver materials to cardholders. epl2go Air will reduce transportation barriers and will make library resources easily accessible wherever customers are.

“EPL continues to invest in ways to provide fast, free and exceptional service to Edmontonians,” said Pilar Martinez, Chief Executive Officer of the Edmonton Public Library. “We are thrilled to have four new delivery drones, bringing knowledge, literacy and more where they’re needed and wanted the most.”

A text will be delivered to cardholders who opt-in to this service notifying them of an incoming delivery. This will instruct users to clear all pets from the area to ensure epl2go Air does not fly into or startle animals. 

The four literacy drones were made possible through support from generous donors. More information about using the new service and when it will be rolled out can be found at epl.ca/epl2goAir


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

For more information, contact
Marina Fernandes
Communications Coordinator
Edmonton Public Library
Office: 780.442.5019
Email: marina.fernandes@epl.ca