Welcome to Edmonton

City of Edmonton skyline

We’ll help you get settled.

On behalf of all of us at the Edmonton Public Library, welcome to Edmonton! We have many free services, resources and materials at EPL to help you transition to and enjoy life in our city.

EPL staff reading to children at a welcome event for Syrian Refugees at Edmonton's city hall.Get a FREE library card - Sign up online to get started, or visit any of our 20 branches with your identification and proof of address.

Use a computer for FREE - All of our branches have computers with Internet and email access, word processing and printing. All you need is a free library card. All of our branches also have free WiFi.

Attend FREE programs - We have programs for the whole family: storytimes, help to create a resume and programs to help you learn English.

Borrow our stuff - With your free library card, you can borrow books, movies, music and more. We have materials available in 20 languages from around the world, including Arabic.

Information and Reads

Access electronic items - You can also use your free library card to access eBooks, audiobooks, music, movies, same day newspapers from around the world and more than 100 databases, such as our online language learning programs Mango and Muzzy, which is aimed at children and families.

Book a tour - Learn more about what we can do for you by booking a tour. Contact your local branch for more details or fill in this online form.

We have many resources for newcomers to our city, including community librarians and settlement practitioners. Visit our Newcomers to Canada page for more information.

If you have any questions, connect with an EPL staff member. We look forward to meeting you!

Recommended Links

Refugee Alberta 

The Refugee Alberta website is a provincial hub of information for refugees, immigrant-serving organizations and the community at large. Resources include information for organizations on how to build their capacity to serve newcomers, as well as information for newcomers on volunteering, donations and sponsorship.

World languages materials in the Meadows branch.