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Listen, watch, read and play everything from classics to new releases with over 520,000 items available for all ages and interests.

Enjoy hundreds of thousands of free eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, music, skill-building videos, language-learning resources and more.

Research your genealogy or learn about the history of Saskatoon and the Canadian prairies through historic photographs, newspaper articles and other materials.

Special Collections

Get free admission to places like the Western Development Museum, Nutrien Wonderhub, YMCA and Saskatchewan Regional Parks.

Check out STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) kits. Current offerings include Birding Backpacks, Osmo, Code-a-Pillar and Makey Makey.

With hundreds of titles available, these bags contain 10 copies of the same book so groups can read and discuss it together.

These bags for children contain 10 books that have similar themes like Feelings, Seasons and Starting School.

RPGs are games in which players take on the roles of characters in a fictional setting. Current offerings include Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder.

Library Cards

To access everything the library has to offer, you’ll need a free library card. All residents of Saskatoon can get a free library card by registering online or in person at any library. We also offer institution cards for organizations and daycares and educational cards for teachers.

To register, you’ll just need a piece of identification and proof of Saskatoon address. If you don’t have proof of address on your identification, you can bring a utility bill or some form of government correspondence. Application forms are available in French, Cree, Mandarin, Ukrainian and Russian, in addition to English.


Visit our Events website for information about event and program types, how to register and supervision requirements for children. Your can also create a customized PDF of events based on your personal preferences.


The Writer in Residence provides free writing advice and group workshops for new and established writers in Saskatoon.

If you’re not sure what to read next, go online to answer a few quick questions. A librarian will recommend materials based on your likes and dislikes.

You can also sign up for New to You, a newsletter that provides lists of new releases based on your preferences.

We can help you locate materials, use the catalogue, use computers to access information and much more — just ask! We can also help find library materials needed to answer specific questions.

Call 306.975.7558 or email [email protected].


The library offers access to many commonly required technology services including public computers, WiFi, printing, scanning, photocopying and faxing. Public telephones are also available at all locations for free local calls.

We offer one-on-one technology help sessions for individuals learning to use electronic devices, software, email and the internet.


Work from emerging and established local artists is showcased on the second floor at the Frances Morrison Central Library.

The Round Prairie and Rusty Macdonald Libraries have Innovation Labs with lots of fun and educational technology, such as Dash & Dot, Sphero SPRK+ Robots and Snap Circuits. The Frances Morrison Central Library has an Innovation Lab that provides free arts and crafts supplies.

Video Game Rooms with consoles such as PS4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One are available at the Round Prairie and Rusty Macdonald Libraries.

All libraries except Carlyle King have rooms that can be rented for private events, including a theatre at Frances Morrison Central Library. Reserve by contacting any library directly.

Literacy & Learning

Set a goal of reading 1000 books with your child before they start Kindergarten. Track your progress and earn rewards along the way.

Sign up at any library. Kids of all ages and ability levels can track their reading and earn fun prizes throughout the summer.

Why should kids have all the fun? Pick up your booklet for teens and adults at any library and track your summer reading to earn stickers — just like the good old days!

Note: Registration for United for Literacy tutoring is full until the end of June 2023. New sessions will be available in September. 

United for Literacy offers free homework help in person at Saskatoon Public Library locations or online over Zoom.

Call 306.374.7323 or [email protected] to register.

Note: Registration for United for Literacy tutoring is full until the end of June 2023. New sessions will be available in September. 

United for Literacy and Foundations Learning & Skills Saskatchewan both offer free tutoring help for adults at libraries across the city. This is a great resource for people wanting help with GED preparation, ELL lessons or other literacy needs. Contact them directly to make an appointment.

Foundations Learning & Skills Saskatchewan
Call 306.652.5448 or email [email protected].

United for Literacy
Call 306.374.7323 or email [email protected].

English Language Learning (ELL)

We offer lots of books, literacy kits and language-testing materials to help people learn English. We also provide free access to Mango Languages, a digital resource with a wide range of language-learning resources, including English lessons in 21 languages.

The ELL Book Club in a Bag collection contains books that are perfect for groups working on improving their English skills together. Each Book Club in a Bag kit contains 10 copies of the same book.

Join the Saskatoon Open Door Society at the library to practice English and have fun. Learn about Saskatoon and Canadian culture.

Conversation Circle Programs

New to Saskatoon? Book a tour and let us show you around! Contact any library to set up a tour for yourself or a group.

Multilingual Collection

There are many books, movies, songs and other items available in various world languages. We offer access to library materials in over 40 languages, including: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Cree, Dutch, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Panjabi/Punjabi, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese.

You can filter search results in the catalogue by language.

We also offer free access to many digital resources that provide access to materials in other languages including eBooks, newspapers and more. Please visit our website for tips and instructions on how to find multilingual library items.


To help make library materials accessible for everyone, including people with print disabilities, the library offers many forms of assistive technology. Examples include Zoomtext Screen Magnification, DAISY Players, Optelec Video Magnifier and a Kurzweil 1000 Scanner Reader.

For more information about the equipment and assistance available, please visit our website or contact Accessibility Services directly.

Call 306.975.7558 or email [email protected].

Saskatoon Public Library provides access to braille books, dyslexia-friendly books, large print materials, and print disability and alternative format materials.

We can deliver items to people unable to visit the library. Contact us directly for more information.

Call 306.975.7558 or email [email protected].


Outreach Workers are available to listen, provide support and refer individuals to other organizations that help with employment, housing, mental health, addictions, crisis support and income concerns. Available at select times and locations. Check the website for current information.

Call 306.657.8556 or 306.657.8786 or email [email protected].

Family Service Saskatoon offers access to brief mental health services for individuals, couples and families. They can help with concerns such as anxiety, depression, addictions, suicidal ideation, stress, relationship conflict, separation and divorce, domestic violence and parenting. Walk-ins are welcome or by appointment — check the online program calendar for dates and times.

Call 306.244.0127 for more information.

Rapid Access Counselling Programs