Alberta Municipal Affairs, Public Library Services Branch Quick Links

Financial Reporting Forms, including Statement of Receipts and Disbursements,Budget.  Library Boards serving populations under 10,000 are asked to use the provided forms. Boards serving larger populations may submit their own budget and financial review/audit.
 
Public Library Services Branch Website for Libraries Find information about grants, policy, plan of service, statistics, funding, standards, Minister's Awards, and structure of Alberta Library Service.
 
The Libraries Act and Regulations set out the governance structure for public library service.
 
Standards and Best Practices for Public Libraries in Alberta Information on basic service standards and best practices. Includes criteria to use when analyzing whether to relocate, renovate or close an existing library.
 
Resource Sharing Operational Policy for Public Libraries   Consists of guidelines that define rules for resource sharing between participating libraries, including interlibrary loan and the provision of Alberta-Wide Borrowing in the future.
 
Public Library Network Policy  Government of Alberta policy that defines the cooperative network linking Alberta public libraries.
 
Public Library Statistics Quick facts about library boards, municipalities, library use, library funding. Includes statistical reports and charts.