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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…

Full Update on video games

Blind Date with a Book / Jan 31, 2023

Due to popular demand, Blind Date with a Book is back! Spice up your love of reading by borrowing a mystery read. Stop by any library between Feb 6 – 18 and check out a book (or more) based on a couple of hints. Who knows… you might just uncover your next literary love!

Our books are single & ready to mingle!

Loan Period Updates / Dec 16, 2022

Effective Jan 1, 2023, Saskatoon Public Library (SPL) will be changing the loan periods on many items to what they were pre-pandemic. This change is being made to better align loan periods at SPL with other public libraries across the province and to help shorten holds lists. The following table provides an overview of the loan periods that will come…

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BHP makes major investment in new central library project / Nov 24, 2022

Saskatoon Public Library (SPL) is pleased to announce a $450,000 investment from BHP to support the creation of a study room at the new central library, which is scheduled to open in 2026. This is the first major donation announcement for Saskatoon’s new central library. “We are thrilled to announce this partnership with BHP, which has built a strong global…

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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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