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All SPL locations will be closed Monday, May 20 for Victoria Day. View all holiday closures here.

Statement on Security at Saskatoon Public Library / Apr 19, 2024

 SPL is committed to protecting the health and safety of library workers and patrons. We have a robust security strategy, including: On-Site Security: We have contracted security personnel at locations that routinely experience incidents. The Frances Morrison Central Library has five security personnel, the Dr. Freda Ahenakew Library has two security personnel, and the Mayfair and Carlyle King Libraries have…

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Frances Morrison Central, Carlyle King, Dr. Freda Ahenakew & Mayfair Libraries hours change / Apr 18, 2024

Beginning Monday, Apr 22, 2024, the hours at the Frances Morrison Central Library, Dr. Freda Ahenakew Library, Mayfair Library and Carlyle King Library will change to 10 am – 6 pm, Monday to Saturday. Sunday hours will remain 1 – 5:30 pm. Saskatoon Public Library (SPL) aspires to be an organization that reflects the community we serve and to be…

Hours Change Details & Rationale

Video Games Update / Mar 18, 2024

We’re reinvesting in the video games collection. As such, new games will be purchased and added to the collection on an ongoing basis. Holds can be placed effective immediately through the library’s catalogue. To minimize the losses we’ve experienced in this collection in past years, each patron can have one game checked out at a time. The loan period will…

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Blind Date with a Book / Jan 29, 2024

Blind Date with a Book is just around the corner! Spice up your love of reading by borrowing a mystery read at various libraries across the city, starting Feb 1. Check out a book (or more) based on a couple of hints. Who knows… you might just uncover your next literary love! Blind Date with a Book will not be…

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Message from the Board to the Saskatoon Community / Jan 22, 2024

The Saskatoon Public Library (SPL) Board has received the resignation of Carol Cooley, the Director of Libraries & CEO. We appreciate the many contributions Ms. Cooley made during her time at SPL. She contributed to initiating the new central library project and oversaw the design process during her tenure. She also helped SPL make great strides in our reconciliation efforts…

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New Central Library Construction Contract Awarded to Ledcor Construction Limited / Jan 15, 2024

We are excited to announce that Ledcor Construction Limited, one of North America’s largest and most diversified construction companies, has been awarded the construction contract for the new central library. We chose this team because of their approach to the project, their team’s relevant project experience, the experience of their key personnel, their quality management plan, and their experience in…

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Rusty Macdonald Library to remain open during Lawson Civic Centre maintenance / Dec 4, 2023

While the Lawson Civic Centre will be undergoing maintenance Dec 5 – 25, the Rusty Macdonald Library will remain open. Patrons will be able to access the library though the civic centre’s southwest entrance (the one nearest the library). The accessible public washroom inside the library will be available for library patrons.

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Video Games Update / Oct 23, 2023

Earlier this year, SPL announced that effective Nov 1, 2023, the video game collection would be discontinued. However, we have since decided to keep the games we already have available to SPL members. While we will not be investing in new games moving forward, the community will be able to continue borrowing the games SPL currently owns. The following are…

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Statement on Reading with Royalty at Saskatoon Public Library / Mar 8, 2023

Saskatoon Public Library is proud to present programs celebrating our values of inclusivity and diversity while promoting a love of reading and storytelling. We have hosted the family-friendly Reading with Royalty storytime program since 2017. This program champions kindness, inclusion, acceptance and self-expression. Content is age-appropriate and selected by professional librarians. We recognize that Saskatoon is comprised of families with…

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SPL Discontinuing Lending of Video Games / Feb 16, 2023

Saskatoon Public Library will discontinue lending video games at the end of the day on Nov 1, 2023. On this date, video games will be removed from library shelves and the online catalogue. The video game collection is expensive to maintain, serves a relatively small number of patrons and has been a target for theft. We will be reallocating the…

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