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Effective Tue, Sep 7, face masks will be required at all locations. All locations are open for limited in-person services following the Reopen Plan. 

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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Join us on TikTok! / Jul 13, 2021

We’re excited to announce that the Saskatoon Public Library is now on TikTok! We can’t wait to create fun content about all things book-ish, library-ish and Saskatoon-ish. If you’re on TikTok, be sure to give us a follow and maybe we can collaborate on some content together. If you’re not on TikTok, here’s your excuse to get started! Check us…

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SPL Easing Restrictions / Jul 9, 2021

Facemasks requirements and capacity limits will be removed on Monday, Jul 12 at all Saskatoon Public Library (SPL) locations, in line with the widespread easing of COVID-related restrictions across the province. Although the facemask restriction will be lifted, wearing facemasks is still encouraged and masks will continue to be worn by employees. There will also be no more time limits…

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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…

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Carlyle King Library Temporarily Closed for In-Person Browsing / Jun 15, 2021

Updated: June 20 Carlyle King Library is temporarily closed for in-person browsing due to a failure of the ventilation system. The City of Saskatoon is working on getting us back up and running; however, at this time, they are unable to estimate when we may be able to reopen. Beginning June 21, patrons will be able to access contactless services…

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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…

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J.S. Wood library open for holds pickup beginning May 7 / May 6, 2021

The J.S. Wood library will be reopening on Friday, May 7 for holds pickups and other contactless services. However, due to water and sewer main construction work surrounding the library, there is restricted public access to the library’s parking lot. Individuals with mobility issues may therefore want to have holds sent to a different location at this time. If your…

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2020 Report to Our Community Out Now / Apr 22, 2021

Last year was different in many ways for SPL, so we got creative in figuring out ways to meet Saskatoon’s demand for library items, programs and services in safe and, often, remote ways. From digital resource usage to the amount of money that patrons saved by using the library, the 2020 Report to Our Community provides an overview of stats…

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Donor Bookplates / Apr 7, 2021

Donate and receive a bookplate! From April 7 – May 31, we will be thanking donors who give $40 or more by placing a bookplate with their name or the name of someone they care about in one of our books. Donors can choose the genre of book they would like their bookplate to appear in. Only 200 bookplates will…

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Celebrate Freedom to Read Week / Feb 19, 2021

Celebrate Freedom to Read Week on Feb 21 – 28! Each year, we celebrate our right to intellectual freedom and freedom of expression. Freedom to Read Week was founded in 1984 as a way to create awareness of and stand up against censorship happening across the country in schools and libraries. During the week, keep an eye on our social…

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