Services for Parents
Babies Need Books
Ph: (780) 410-8600
Computers & Internet
We offer free computer & wireless Internet service in
the library. Library cardholders and guests are entitled
to up to 1 hour of free computer use per day, or
The use of our public computers and public wireless
access are governed by the
SCL Computer Use Policy.
Our library computers have the following software
- Microsoft Office 2010 (complete Office suite)
- Web browsers: Internet Explorer/Firefox/Chrome
- Windows Media Player
- Windows Picture & Fax Viewer
- Windows Messenger
- Adobe Reader
- USB ports
Files accessed on our public computers can be saved
to our Public Folder. The public folder is
cleared regularly, so please backup your work elsewhere
(e-mail or USB key).
For more information about our wireless network
(called Library-Public), see
Services - Wifi.
Wireless printing is also available at
Bookmobile also provides free round-the-clock wireless
Internet at 5 rural Bookmobile stops. See
Rural WiFi Hotspots.
Are you looking for an older title
(published more than a year ago)? We may be able to borrow it
from another library on your behalf. To make an interlibrary
loan (ILL) request...
Check our Catalogue first to make
sure we don't have the title in our
by the Information Desk and tell
us in person, or call us at
(780) 410-8600, OR
Check the status of your ILLs
You can now check the status of
your Interlibrary Loans via
TALonline - My Public Library ILL Request(s).
More about Interlibrary Loans
Interlibrary loans can take a long time, depending on
the item's availability and how far it has to travel. We
thank you for your patience in waiting (on average 3-6
weeks, sometimes longer), and will notify you when your
requested title arrives. When you are called, your item
can be picked up at the end of the Self Pick-Up Holds
libraries lend books for a two-week period, many
do not loan movies, music or other formats - it
is up to the lending library to set these
policies. We will do our best to find the item
you're looking for!
Found a title
you're interested in, but don't see it in our
catalogue? Let us know and we will
consider your request for books, music, movies
and other materials to be added to our
To suggest a title:
Please include the exact
title, the author's/performer's name, and
any other relevant information. If you are
interested in a particular format (Book Club
Kit, talking book, etc) please make sure to
We consider all
requests for new materials, weighing them
against our existing collections, other
requests, budget guidelines, and our
Collection Development Policy.
Selection can be a long process,
depending on publishing dates and availability through our
suppliers. We thank you for your patience. If you leave
your library card information when you request a title, we will
put it on hold for you when it arrives.
If what you are looking for is an
older title (published more than a year ago), we can try to
borrow it from another library on your behalf, through an
We have rooms which are available for free
bookings for group study, meetings, or events.
Please see the Room
Bookings page for more information.
Need someone to supervise a written or online exam for a
distance education course or professional certification? We
proctor exams at the library at the following rates:
Resident of Strathcona County or Ft.
$50.00 + GST
$75.00 + GST
For more information, or to
book an exam time, please call or email our
proctoring staff with:
Your name and
The name of your
The exam format
(online or paper)
The length of
date and time to write
Please provide two weeks'
Tours & Visits
Do you have a group you would like
to bring to Strathcona County Library? Or perhaps you just moved
to the area and you would like to know what services the library
can offer you. A library staff member would be happy to show you
around and help you find the collections and areas that interest
Outreach Visits - Service Where You Are
Service Where You Are (Outreach)
for people who are unable to come to the
library due to health or mobility issues
for a period exceeding three months.
A library volunteer visits patrons once every three weeks,
bringing materials of interest to the patron. Patrons have
access to all library materials: regular and large print books,
talking books, playaways, cds, dvds & blu-ray movies.
No charge for a Service Where You Are borrower’s card.
No extended use fees for Service Where You Are patrons.
|If you or someone you know could
benefit from this service, please call our Community
Librarian at (780) 410-8659, or
Interested in becoming a Service Where You Are (Outreach)
Volunteer? Volunteers select library materials, deliver them to
a patron's home, and collect materials to return to the library.
Volunteers must have their own transportation and provide an
RCMP Vulnerable sector check.
For more information about Outreach volunteering, please call
our Community Librarian at (780) 410-8659, or see our
Volunteer section for a Volunteer
Presentations for K-Grade 6 Classes,
Daycares, and Children's Clubs
Our Youth Services department does in-school
presentations for K-6 Classes, as well as
library tours for school classes and children's
clubs. See our
Youth Services Tours & School Visits page
for more information.
Staff at our Information Desks
can give you suggestions, and direct you to the most appropriate
library contact. To book a tour or visit, please
call (780) 410-8600.
We are committed to providing equitable access to our materials
and services. Our entire facility is wheelchair-accessible.
We offer the following tools and resources to improve access to
- DAISY readers and DAISY
books from CNIB
- Adjustable height study and
- Assistive computer station
with large monitor, mouse
alternatives, and large-key
also have information about
accessible services for kids:
If you would like assistance using any of these tools, or if you
would like to know more about how the library can help you,
please visit us at either of our Information Desks in person,
call (780) 410-8600, or email
Other Language Materials
We offer materials for language learning in the following
English As a Second Language
If you are
learning English, or improving your
English, these books will help
information, see our
Guide: English As A Second Language
If you are
learning another language, or if you are
looking for materials in a language you
already speak, we can help.
information, see our
Subject Guide: World Languages
For details and help with all these items,
please ask at our second-floor Information