Mon - Thu: 10:00am to 9:00pm
Friday: 10:00am to 06:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm to 5:00pm
10011 - 102 Street Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 2C5
March 7, 2022
The Library is back to regular hours: Monday – Thursday 10am-9pm, Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, and Sunday 1pm-5pm, and to full capacity limits for visitors.
Masking and physical distancing are no longer mandatory, but both are recommended while in the library. We encourage everyone to use hand sanitizer, and please stay home if you are not feeling well.
Curbside pickup for requested items and program packages is available upon request by calling the library, 780-998-4275, during regular hours.
The Library’s outside return slot, by the north doors of City Hall, is open 24/7. The return bin in the entry of the Dow Centennial Centre is open the same hours as the DCC. Materials returned to the bin at the DCC will be picked up and checked in on Wednesdays. And remember, FSPL is fine free forever! We no longer charge overdue fees for late items.
We welcome everyone back into the library as we slowly ease up on restrictions. Safety matters as we reconnect with the community.
September 30, 2021
To honor National Truth and Reconciliation Day, the Library held a smudging ceremony performed by Ellie Lagrandeur. Here are some photos of this memorable event.
September 18, 2021
Effective September 20, the Library will operate at a 1/3 fire code building capacity, require masks and two meter physical distancing by attendees. Attendees must also be with household members only, or 2 close contacts if they live alone. This is in accordance with the Province’s new public health restrictions announced on September 15. For more information visit https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx .
Curbside pickup of items and program packages is available Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
September 3, 2021
Effective September 4, masks are mandatory in the library building. This is in accordance with the Province’s temporary measures/restrictions to reduce the transmission of Covid-19.
Curbside pickup is available on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
August 30, 2021
Our one-on-one services have resumed. View our press release for more information.
July 2, 2021
The Library is open with full capacity and limited services. Our modified hours continue with the Library open Monday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm, Saturday 1-5 pm and closed on Sundays. We encourage everyone to continue to sanitize their hands prior to entry, wear a mask and maintain a two meter distance while in the Library.
Services Remaining Unavailable:
June 9, 2021
The Library will reopen on Monday, June 14 with a 15% capacity and limited services. Our modified hours will continue with the Library open Monday to Friday 10 am – 6 pm, Saturday 1-5 pm and closed on Sundays. All safety protocols are in effect including mandatory and proper wearing of masks (covering of nose and mouth). In person programming, study space, and one on one training/consulting will remain unavailable.
Below are the services available when we reopen:
April 7, 2021
Effective Wednesday, April 7 the Library will be closed to the public until further notice. Telephone and email support will continue to be available Monday to Friday 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday 1 pm to 5 pm.
Curbside Pickup service will continue, and be available Monday to Friday 10:30 am – 5:30 pm and Saturday 1 pm – 4:30 pm. Call the library at 780-998-4275 for details. Search for and place requests for materials through the online catalogue at www.fspl.ca/catalogue .
Interlibrary Loan service will also continue.
You can return your materials 24/7 to the Library’s outside return slot located at the north side of the Library building , or use the return bin in the foyer of the DCC during their opening hours.
Explore our many digital resources at www.fspl.ca/e-library available 24/7.
Call 780-998-4275 or email email@example.com for more information.
March 3, 2021
The Library will reopen on Monday, March 8 with a 15% capacity and limited services. Our modified hours will continue with the Library open Monday to Friday 10 am – 6 pm, Saturday 1-5 pm and closed on Sundays. All safety protocols are in effect including mandatory and proper wearing of masks (covering of nose and mouth). In person programming, study space, and one on one training/consulting will remain unavailable.
January 26, 2021
We are dedicating the month of February to raise awareness of the importance of physical literacy by offering a variety of fun activities and programs to motivate everyone to stay fit and be active. Pick up a Physical Literacy Passport from the Library using curbside pickup or download it here and complete five physical activities. All completed passports will have entry to win some cool prizes. For more info visit: Press Release.
December 10, 2020
Effective Monday December 14, the Library will be closed to the public until further notice. Telephone and email support will continue to be available Monday to Friday 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday 1-5 pm.
Curbside Pickup service will continue, and be available Monday to Friday 10:30 am -5:30 pm and Saturday 1 pm – 4:30 pm. Call the library at 780-998-4275 for details. Search for and place requests for materials through the online catalogue at www.fspl.ca/catalogue . Please note that Interlibrary Loan requests from out of system are suspended until further notice.
Also, starting Monday December 14, you can return your materials 24/7 to the Library’s outside return slot located at the north side of the Library building , or use the return bin in the foyer of the DCC on Saturdays from 8 am to 1 pm – excluding STAT closures.
Call 780-998-4275 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
December 3, 2020
Our Curbside Pickup Service is back and is available Thursdays and Fridays between 10:30 am and 5:30 pm. You can drive up to the North doors of City Hall (by the library’s outside return slot), and give us a call at 780-998-4275. Please have your library card number with you. Staff will retrieve your requested items, check them out, and bring them to the cart at the top of the steps for contactless pickup. Please maintain physical distancing when picking up your items. Place your items on hold using the online catalogue through the website fspl.ca. If you would like us to pick out some items for you, please call earlier in the week with your request.
November 24, 2020
The province announced new safety measures. The Library remains open with limited capacity, modified hours and services. It is mandatory to wear a mask while in the Library. For everyone’s safety, please let our staff know if you are exempt and they will provide you with alternative services. For more information visit https://www.alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx .
November 3, 2020
A huge thank you to all those who came down to our Halloween event on Saturday October 31! You looked so great in your costumes, and we had such a fun time.
Wednesday October 21, 2020:
The November/December 2020 issue of our program guide “What’s On” is now available. Click here to access the digital version, or stop in the library and pickup a print copy. We continue to offer a variety of programs in new formats while ensuring the health and safety of staff and the community. If you have any suggestions or would like to provide feedback about our programs, please email us at email@example.com
Wednesday October 7, 2020:
Just a reminder that library items can be returned on Tuesdays beginning at 9:00am for a 24 hour period to our outside return chute only. Items can also be returned on Saturdays at the Dow Centennial Centre on Saturdays during their open hours (6:30am to 8:00pm).
Tuesday September 29, 2020:
Storywalks – A New Family Program!
Every month we’ll have an interactive Storywalk set up in the library for you to enjoy. Follow the signs and read the pages of the book as you browse the library and stretch your legs. Keep your eyes peeled for some take-out activities at the end of the story. One local family had fun reading September’s book, “If You Give a Moose a Muffin” by Laura Numeroff.
Fine Free Forever!
The Fort Saskatchewan Public Library has eliminated all late fees for library materials effective immediately. All existing late fees are forgiven with the exception of lost/damaged materials.
Tuesday September 15, 2020:
With recent developments in research on the length of time the virus stay viable on stacked library material, we will be quarantining library items for at least 7 days before checking items in off patron accounts and shelving items. Items returned on Tuesday will be checked in the following Wednesday. Items returned to the DCC on Saturday will be checked in a week from the following Monday. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Thursday September 3, 2020:
The library is excited to bring you new fall programs! They will be modified as we adhere to health and safety measures, but they will be just as wonderful and engaging as ever! To find out what we have planned, check out the What’s On Fall 2020 edition.
In another piece of good news, we are happy to let you know we have added a second day for you to return your library items. Every Saturday beginning on September 12, you will be able to return your library items to our bin located at the Dow Centennial Centre during their open hours. Items will be quarantined for a 96 hour period before being checked in. If you have any questions, please call the library at 780-998-4275.
Wednesday August 12, 2020:
The library is excited to have you back in the library. Please ensure you familiarize yourself with the procedures (linked in the July 13 update), and please see our modified hours before planning your visit. Please remember to bring and wear a mask when visiting the library. If you do not have a mask, the library will provide you with a disposable mask for your visit.
There has been new evidence to show that items should be quarantined for a minimum of 96 hours to ensure that COVID is not transmittable. In light of these recent findings, the library will now be quarantining items for a minimum of 96 hours. Returns will continue to be accepted on Tuesdays for a 24 hour period. Please do not bring library materials for return outside of this time period, and please use the outside return bin only.
If you have any questions about this new information, please phone 780-998-4275.
Monday, July 13, 2020:
The library will be reopening with modifications to hours and service on Monday, July 20, 2020.
Library Hours will be:
Services available include:
There are additional guidelines and information available, and we strongly suggest you read through this document before July 20, 2020. If you have questions please phone 780-998-4275.
Wednesday July 8, 2020:
Due to the overwhelming response to the Curbside Holds Pickup Service, we will be temporarily suspending the ability to place any new requests through our catalogue for a short time between Thursday, July 9 and Thursday, July 16.
We will continue to fill current holds, and schedule Curbside Pickups during this time.
Wednesday June 10, 2020:
The Government of Alberta has announced that Stage 2 of the Relaunch Strategy will commence on Friday, June 12. Several services, including libraries, are included in this stage.
At this time, the library does not have any concrete dates for when we will be able to reopen our doors to the public. We continue to work on implementing the proper safety measures and need to ensure we have these in place before we open, to protect both the community and our staff.
We will continue to offer our new Holds Curbside Pickup service, and will be accepting returns beginning on Tuesday June 16 with restrictions. Our online resources continue to improve with new content added weekly, and we also have a fantastic virtual summer reading challenge ready to launch July 1st – stay tuned for more details!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the library by phone at 780-998-4275, or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As soon as we know more information that we are able to share with you, we will let you know so continue checking our website and social media platforms for the latest news.
Monday June 8, 2020:
The library is now offering a Holds Curbside Pickup Service, and will be accepting library returns beginning Tuesday June 16. Please visit https://fspl.ca/services/curbside/ for the full details.
Friday May 29, 2020:
The library building continues to remain closed at this time, but we are working hard on bring new services to you at the beginning of June. Stay tuned for further details. Our online resources are available 24/7, 7 days a week and can be accessed here: https://fspl.ca/e-library/
We also have a variety of virtual programs for all ages! See the listing here: https://fspl.ca/audiences/virtual-programs/
Thank you to Family and Community Support Services, for their support and assistance delivering books during our Used Book Curbside Pickup service. And a big thank you to the community who responded to this service and requested used books. Your comments and kindness put smiles on our faces.
Friday May 15, 2020:
The library will be closed on Monday May 18, 2020 for Victoria Day. Please feel free to call or email and library staff will get back to you as soon as possible!
To address questions as to when we will reopen: As of right now there is no plan for us to open in the immediate future. We are in phase 2 of the official relaunch strategy, but no dates have yet to be determined. We know you miss us – we miss you too!
We will continue to offer our “Used Book Curbside Pickup” service until June 5, so please fill out the form and get some fantastic used books to tide you over until we reopen. We are working on some exciting new services that we look forward to launching soon so stay tuned for details!
If you haven’t already done so, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (@fortsasklibrary) and YouTube! We have fun programs and videos for all ages.
Friday May 8, 2020:
Due to COVID-19, the library is unable to accept any material donations until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.
Tuesday April 28, 2020:
The library remains closed, but we are working hard on creating weekly virtual programs. The bookdrop remains closed as well, so please continue holding onto library materials.
Due to the pandemic, we have had to make the decision to cancel the Writer in Residence for 2020 at the Fort Saskatchewan Public Library. However, Strathcona County Library and St. Albert Public Library have stepped in and are working with Conni Massing during the months of May and June. Any Fort Saskatchewan resident can still take advantage of these services through these locations. Conni can be contacted directly at email@example.com and more information can be found on the Metro Writer in Residence Facebook page.
Sunday, April 12, 2020:
The library remains closed, but we are still here working on bringing you virtual services and programs. The bookdrop remains closed – please hold onto library materials until we reopen. No late fees will be incurred at this time.
We have launched a new service, Telephone Check-In, for those who have information needs, questions, or simply need to chat and get new recommendations from our library staff. Click here for full details.
Monday, April 6, 2020:
Library staff are still available to take your phone calls and answer emails. If you have questions, need help accessing online resources or need to renew or get a library card, please contact us.
Phone us at 780-998-4275 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, March 28, 2020:
The library bookdrop is officially closed. Please hold onto all library materials until we reopen. No late fees will be incurred during this time. Digital checkouts are still available and many of our vendors have increased selection, and provided additional checkouts per patron. Please call (780-998-4275) or email (email@example.com) with any questions. Thank you!
Sunday, March 22, 2020:
Current checkouts have been extended – please hold on to your library materials until the library re-opens. Any fees incurred during this time will be waived. Please call us at 780-998-4275 for more information. Thank you.
Sunday, March 15, 2020:
Effective Sunday, March 15, the library will be CLOSED until further notice. All programs and events are cancelled. Services available include: access to digital materials with a library card, customer support and information services by phone during regular hours at 780-998-4275. Please check our website and social media channels for further updates. Thank you for your understanding.
We have a variety of programs available for all ages.