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Kristine Scarrow Named Library’s Next Writer in Residence / Jul 4, 2022

Saskatoon’s own Kristine Scarrow will serve as Saskatoon Public Library’s (SPL) Writer in Residence for 2022-23. Her residency begins Sep 1 and will include in-person consultations for the first time since March of 2020. For more on this appointment and the history of SPL’s Writer in Residence program, please visit our Writer in Residence page.

Meet the newest Writer in Residence

Room Rentals Restarting Jun 1 / May 24, 2022

Beginning Jun 1, patrons will again be able to rent rooms at public libraries across Saskatoon, and reservations can start being made on May 24. There are options for all sizes of groups, with room capacities ranging from 35 to 195. For more information on the rooms and how to make a reservation, please visit the Room Rentals website.

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J.S. Wood Library Parking Lot Unavailable Beginning Apr 11 / Apr 8, 2022

Access to the J.S. Wood Library’s parking lot will be restricted beginning Monday, Apr 11 due to storm sewer construction work in the area. This work is expected to take five days to complete, weather permitting and barring unforeseen circumstances. Once work begins, northbound lanes on Lansdowne Avenue, including access to the Library, will be restricted. Southbound lanes on Lansdowne…

More on How to Access J.S. Wood Library

2021 Report to Our Community Released / Mar 29, 2022

Saskatoon Public Library (SPL) has released its 2021 Report to Our Community, which presents a collection of facts and figures from the past year at SPL. From total circulation and our most popular items to outreach work and how we adapted to meet community needs during the pandemic, this report presents a snapshot of the year that was at the…

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Statement Regarding Security at Library Locations / Feb 18, 2022

On Feb 16, we temporarily suspended in-library services at two libraries to proactively address complex issues that have been escalating over the past few weeks. This decision was made in support of providing a safe, harassment-free environment for all patrons and employees. While the library seeks to be a welcoming refuge for people, we cannot resolve the complex social, mental…

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Frances Morrison Central & Dr. Freda Ahenakew Libraries move to contactless services temporarily / Feb 16, 2022

Effective Wednesday, Feb 16, Frances Morrison Central and Dr. Freda Ahenakew Libraries will move to contactless service. Holds pick-up, Grab & Go bags, faxing, scanning and printing services will be available. Rapid test kits will also be available for pick-up. Library hours will be 10 am – 6 pm / Monday – Saturday and 1 – 5:30 pm on Sunday….

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Schematic Design of New Central Library Released, New Consultations Begin / Jan 20, 2022

Saskatoon Public Library (SPL) has released the schematic design for the new central library. The schematic design report features an updated exterior rendering, detailed floorplans and information on other key facility features. We’re now starting the final design phase and we’d like to hear from you. Complete a survey and join us for our last community consultation event on Wednesday,…

Learn about the design and consultation

New Central Library Design Check-In Report Released / Aug 24, 2021

Saskatoon Public Library (SPL) has released two reports related to the design of the new central library. The What We Heard Report summarizes feedback the library heard from the community during the schematic design consultations held in June. The design check-in report shows how the schematic design is progressing, complete with updated floorplans, and how community input has been incorporated…

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Colour Teddy Bears to Support Residential School Survivors & Their Families / Jun 25, 2021

We, like all Canadians and many others around the world, are deeply saddened by the ongoing discoveries of unmarked graves at former residential school sites. Recently, teddy bears have become one way to show support for residential school survivors and their families. Teddy bears remind us of the children who were denied comfort, love, and other symbols of childhood, including…

Print off your own teddy bear colouring sheet

Concept Design of New Central Library Released, Phase Two Consultations Begin / Jun 1, 2021

Saskatoon Public Library has released the concept design for the new central library. Designed by Alfred Waugh (Formline Architecture) and Stephan Chevalier (Chevalier Morales Architectes), the building’s concept draws inspiration from traditional First Nation and Métis architecture. The exterior of the building references the First Nation tipi, while the interior mass timber structure references the Métis log cabin. The design will…

View the concept design of the new central library