About PRL

Parkland was the first regional library in Alberta, formed way back in 1959. More than 50 years later, Parkland Regional Library is a network of 50 public libraries across central Alberta, serving over 200,000 residents.

Parkland Regional Library is a leader in assisting its member libraries to achieve excellence in service.

Parkland Regional Library supports its members through cooperation, innovation, and service by:

  • providing human and material support services as needed by the libraries,
  • acting as a focus for leadership and library advocacy,
  • being effectively and efficiently governed and financially sustainable.

Service Priorities
Headquarters activities and initiatives are guided by our Strategic Plan. Parkland's goals are in the areas of:

  1. Training
  2. Advocacy and Marketing
  3. Technology
  4. Access to Resources
  5. Sustainability

Visit the Services page for a list of current services.

Originally created to provide library service to area school divisions, Parkland Regional Library is now a cooperative network of 50 public libraries serving over 200,000 residents of central Alberta by sharing of material, resources and expertise.

Parkland Regional Library celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009. In commemoration of this event, Kimmy Beach was commissioned to write a poem. Staff created a poster outlining the history of Parkland Regional Library, as well as history posters for each of our member libraries.


Parkland Regional Library
5404 56 Avenue
Lacombe, Alberta
T4L 1G1 Canada
Phone 403.782.3850 or 1.800.567.9024
Fax 403.782.4650 or 1.800.555.5246

Director: Ronald Sheppard
Board Chair: Debra Smith

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