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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…

Learn About the Plan for Video Games

2022 Report to Our Community Released / Apr 21, 2023

Saskatoon Public Library (SPL) has released its 2022 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 programming stats, this report presents a snapshot of the year that was at the library. Check out the report on our website…

Read the 2022 Report to Our Community

The OverDrive app is officially ending. Use Libby instead! / Apr 10, 2023

If you’ve been holding off on replacing the OverDrive app with Libby – the time has come for you to make the switch. The OverDrive app will be retiring completely on May 1, 2023. The app was removed from app stores last February as we mentioned in our post on Feb 23, 2022.  Follow these easy steps to download and…

A step-by-step guide to using the Libby app.

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…

Read the full statement

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…

See the new loan periods

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…

Read more about the partnership

Paper Bags Being Discontinued / Nov 1, 2022

Beginning Wednesday, Nov 15, we will no longer be offering free bags to patrons checking out items. We encourage patrons to bring their own bags or to purchase an SPL reusable bag for $3 at any location across Saskatoon. Thanks for your help in reducing waste.

Learn how to reduce waste

New Central Library’s Final Design Released / Oct 11, 2022

Following years of planning and community consultations, we’ve released the final design for the new central library. Inspired by Indigenous cultures and architecture, this new library features many new spaces and will support world-class library services in our community for decades. The design of the new central library celebrates Saskatoon, its people and history, affirming a time-honoured commitment to inspiring…

Learn more about the library's final design