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Library

Brief his­to­ry of the library

The Jasper Munic­i­pal Library occu­pies a build­ing, which was con­struct­ed in 1926 as the Jasper Sub/District Head­quar­ters of the Roy­al Cana­di­an Mount­ed Police. The library locat­ed to this build­ing in 1975 when the RCMP moved to a new larg­er and more mod­ern build­ing. The library has done exten­sive ren­o­va­tion to the inte­ri­or of the build­ing, but has tried to main­tain the charm and quaint­ness of the orig­i­nal build­ing.

Main Entrance
Main Entrance

Mem­ber­ship

Library mem­ber­ship costs $15 per per­son. Senior cit­i­zens and chil­dren up to the age of 18 years whose main res­i­dence is Jasper receive free mem­ber­ships.

Loan Peri­ods and Over­dues

The loan peri­od is three weeks, exclud­ing movies and peri­od­i­cals which are loaned one week. Fines accrue at 10 cents per day to a max­i­mum of $5 for print mate­ri­als and $1 per day to a max­i­mum of $10 for movies.

Com­mu­ni­ty Access Pro­gram

The Jasper Munic­i­pal Library is a Com­mu­ni­ty Access Pro­gram (CAP) site. The Com­mu­ni­ty Access Pro­gram is a gov­ern­ment of Cana­da ini­tia­tive, admin­is­tered by Indus­try Cana­da that aims to pro­vide Cana­di­ans with afford­able pub­lic access to the Inter­net and skills they need to use it effec­tive­ly.

Municipal Civic Forum
Munic­i­pal Civic Forum
Boardroom
Board­room

Library Pro­grams

Children’s Sto­ry time — runs Octo­ber through May.
Sat­ur­day at 1:30 pm

Please check with the library for infor­ma­tion on children’s French sto­ry time and Par­ent Link preschool sto­ry time.

Sum­mer Read­ing Pro­gram — July & August

Shut-in Ser­vice — For those unable to vis­it the library.

Inter­net tuto­ri­als — Avail­able by request. Ask staff for details.

Childrens Section
Chil­drens Sec­tion
Childrens Section
Chil­drens Sec­tion
upstairs section
upstairs sec­tion

Inter­net Access and Equip­ment

We have a total of six com­put­ers for inter­net.
Library mem­bers receive up to thir­ty min­utes free Inter­net access, or one hour of Wire­less access dai­ly (sub­ject to avail­abil­i­ty). Non mem­bers are charged $2.50 for thir­ty min­utes for inter­net access with our com­put­ers or $2.50 for one hour of wire­less use. (price might vary as of writ­ing)

The library also has one ded­i­cat­ed word proces­sor, a B&W laser print­er, col­or laser print­er, a scan­ner, DVD and cd burn­ers.

Oth­er equip­ment avail­able: a pho­to­copi­er, fax machine small lam­i­na­tor and a slide pro­jec­tor.

Internet Access
Inter­net Access
Comfortable reading area
Com­fort­able read­ing area

Online Library Cat­a­logue

www.tracpac.ab.ca

The Jasper Library belongs to a con­sor­tium of four region­al library sys­tems with approx­i­mate­ly 1.5 mil­lion titles in a cen­tral data­base. Patrons use this site to place orders for titles and to check and renew titles they have out. Our staff will be hap­py to show you how to use this web­site.

Online Data­bas­es

The Jasper Library has access to thou­sands of mag­a­zine arti­cles and
ref­er­ence data­bas­es. Please ask staff for help in access­ing these.

 

The Alber­ta Library

www.talonline.ca

Mem­bers of the Jasper Library may use their library card to bor­row books from any of the par­tic­i­pat­ing pub­lic and aca­d­e­m­ic libraries in Alber­ta online or in per­son.

Ask a ques­tion”

The Jasper Library par­tic­i­pates in this online ref­er­ence source, a
col­lab­o­ra­tive ref­er­ence site by Alberta’s Librar­i­ans to pro­vide patrons answers to any ques­tion asked.

 

Jasper Munic­i­pal Library
Box 1170
Jasper, AB
T0E 1E0
Phone (780) 852‑3652
Fax (780) 852‑5841
E-mail: jasperlibrary@town.jasper.ab.ca

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