Lethbridge Public Library Main and Crossings branches have re-opened with adjusted hours and limited services. Please see more information in our posts below.

Surprise Me items

Missing the ability to browse our shelves?
Having a hard time finding things to put on hold?
Well look no further - let library staff pick items for you!

Simply fill out the "Surprise Me" form and let staff do the picking for you. Choose your format and genre from the list, and we'll fill a bag with items we think you'll love.

Once items have been selected, you will get a holds notice letting you know when you can come pick up your items.

Simple as that, and full of surprises!

Re-opening Your Lethbridge Public Library, One Chapter at a Time

Chapter 1
On July 2 we launched Chapter 1 of our re-opening plan. Placing the health and safety of our staff, customers, and community at the forefront, we have limited services and new hours. 

We’re looking forward to seeing you again!

Click the pdf below for what to expect…

Curbside Pick Up and Grab & Go Pick Up

Curbside Pick Up and Grab & Go Pick Up at Lethbridge Public Library – A How-To. Click the pdf below for all the details.

Computer Access

Limited computer use access is available 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday – Thursday; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday:

  • Main Branch: Line up at our 5th Ave. entrance. There will be a limit of 10 customers per time slot. 
  • Crossings Branch: Enter through the North entrance and proceed to lineup. There will be a limit of 5 customers per time slot. 

Each time slot will be 45 minutes in length starting at 10 a.m. with the last time slot starting at 6:15 p.m., Monday – Thursday; and 3 p.m., Friday and Saturday.

Computer access will be unavailable from noon – 1 p.m. and 3:45 – 4:15 p.m. for area disinfecting.

Security will escort customers in and out of the building at the start and end of each time slot.

Computers will be available to those who arrive on a first-come, first-served basis, however if a time slot fills up, passes with assigned times will be provided as needed.

The Crossings Branch will have both walk-in and bookable computer access availability, but customers are encouraged to book in advance when possible.

Only 1 time slot per person per day. Please bring your own headsets. 

Next-day reservations can be requested and will be evaluated on a case by case basis. If you require special accommodation please call 403-320-4102 (Main Branch) or 403-320-4037 (Crossings Branch). 

Printing will be available and managed by staff. There will be no fee for the first 5 pages printed per day per person.

Technology assistance will be available via remote solutions for in-Library desktop computers. 

Hand sanitizer will be available. Please follow physical distancing requirements. 

The Library’s complete re-opening plan is available here. 

Library Card Sign-Up Month!

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! 

Sign-up or renew your library card this month and automatically be entered to win: 

Adult Prizes

  • Lenovo Yoga Smart Tablet
  • Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1
  • $50 Chapters Gift Card

Child/Teen Prizes

  • Nintendo Switch Lite with accessories
  • Family Game Night Bundle
  • $50 Mastermind Toys Gift Card

Sign-up at any of our Branches or online!

Live Streams

Our services may be limited, but our programs are still running!
You can check out these live streaming programs and visit our YouTube and Facebook pages for even more good stuff from your Lethbridge Public Library.

Re-opening Your Lethbridge Public Library

During the COVID-19 pandemic Lethbridge Public Library’s commitment has been continuity of library services to the community. Our first priority is to keep the risk of exposure to the virus as low as possible for our staff, customers, and community. Our provision of services have been, and will remain, consistent with the direction and guidance of public health authorities, the Government of Alberta, and the City of Lethbridge. As we move forward with re-opening and providing additional services, restrictions on use of Library spaces and changes to the way we provide service may be required to comply with public health guidelines and public library best practices. Our ultimate goal is to continue to meet community needs and provide as much service as we can, provided we are doing so safely; however, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. Restrictions put in place, and services provided, may change based on the evolving situation, and will be reviewed on a regular basis. During the pandemic and the post-pandemic recovery period we will focus our services and programs on helping our community face new challenges and supporting individuals and communities to recover.

Please click on the pdf below for Lethbridge Public Library's full re-opening plan.

WOTS: Fall Reading Series - Richard Van Camp

Date: October 8, 2020 at 7:00pm
Venue: Online via Zoom

Join us for the first speaker in our Fall Reading Series. Richard Van Camp will be discussing his writing, including his recent collection of short stories: Moccasin Square Gardens. The characters in the stories inhabit Denendeh, the land of the people north of the sixtieth parallel, and are described as a collection of “in-laws, outlaws, and common-laws.” While Van Camp’s stories can be described as hilarious, they are all haunted by the presence of the Wheetago, “a human-devouring monster of legend that as returned due to global warming and the greed of humanity.”


New Masks For Sale!

Book masks: Non-medical adjustable face mask. 
Outer layer: 100% polyester, inner layer 95% cotton/5% lycra; stretch polyester adjustable ear loops.

LPL masks: Flexi strap for easy fit; washable (140°F) for multiple use: 95% polyester, 5% spandex.

Email Kat.Short@lethlib.ca for information on how to order. 

Online Streaming Calendar

Week of September 21 2020

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
All day
10:00 am
5:00 pm
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
9:00 pm