Read Alberta Collection

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In 2017, the BPAA partnered with the Alberta government to make Alberta-published eBooks available to readers across the province. In October 2022, the collection expanded to include digital editions of dozens of the province’s world-class magazines. The Read Alberta Collection is continually enriched as titles and magazines are added on a regular basis.

We are grateful to Alberta Municipal Affairs’ Public Library Services Branch for this much-needed investment in our industry.

Prairie Indigenous eBook Collection

Launched in January 2019, this significant addition to the collection brings together over 200 titles from publishers in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. The first of its kind in Canada, the Prairie Indigenous eBook Collection increases access to stories by Indigenous authors and writings about Indigenous culture.

Borrow an Alberta eBook and eMagazine

To borrow an Alberta eBook or eMagazine, click on your regional library below:

Calgary Public Library

Chinook Arch Regional Library System

Edmonton Public Library

Fort Saskatchewan Public Library

Marigold Library System

Northern Lights Library System

Parkland Regional Library

Peace Library System

Red Deer Public Library

Shortgrass Library System

St. Albert Public Library

Strathcona County Library

Yellowhead Regional Library System

Wood Buffalo Public Library

How to use Cantook

The Read Alberta Collection is available through the platform Cantook. Startup guides, FAQ’s, and information about compatible reading devices can be found here.

Campaign Materials

Download Read Alberta Collection materials to display or hand out:

Poster (.pdf)
Bookmark (.pdf)
Logo – colour (.jpg)
Logo – b/w (.jpg)

Prairie Indigenous eBook Collection:

Logo – colour (1126×676) (.jpeg)

News and Press Releases

October 24, 2022: Expanded digital collection improves access to Alberta magazines

February 15, 2019: Celebrating two years of success! The Read Alberta eBooks Collection continues to grow

January 21, 2019: BPAA partners with the Alberta government to launch the Prairie Indigenous eBook Collection

February 16, 2017: New digital collection improves access to Alberta books

Stay Connected

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