Library Closure

The library is closed until further notice. No overdue fines will accumulate during this time. We will be closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19 and will provide updates as they become available. Updated information from the Alberta Government is available here.

Our online resources are available and may be accessed remotely using your library card here. Also check out our blog for ideas on how to keep your kids busy.

Staff can be reached via email and phone from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Friday. 

About Us

Sylvan Lake is a resort community with a municipal population of 14,310 people, in addition to 5 nearby summer villages, 2 rural municipalities and many seasonal residents who make up the service district. The community is very conveniently situated on a beautiful lake in Central Alberta, 15 minutes from Red Deer, a city of 100,807, and less than 2 hours from Edmonton, Calgary, and the Rocky Mountains. Sylvan Lake has 9 schools, including one built in 2016.

The Library was built in 2000 and renovated in 2014. It is a lovely and contemporary 7152 sq. foot building which includes a fireplace room, a testing room, and a public program room. The staff consists of 5 full-time and 5 part-time staff, as well as a number of volunteers. The Sylvan Lake Municipal Library is a member of the Parkland Regional Library System.

The Sylvan Lake Municipal Library is governed by a volunteer board of trustees. The SLML Board sets library policy and ensures that the library meets both the needs of the community and the requirements of provincial legislation.


Location and Hours

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Our library is governed by a municipally appointed board. Find out who's on the board and how to attend one of our public meetings.

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Vision, mission, and plan of service behind our library.

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Alberta Wide Borrowing

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Information on who Friends of the Sylvan Lake Library are and what they do.

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Our volunteers are amazing and we're always looking for more!

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