Calgary Public Library

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Calgary Public Library
Established in 1908
Calgary, Alberta,
Type : Public library
Hours : 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
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Contact : 403-260-2600

The first public library opened on January 2, 1912, thanks in part to the generosity of American industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Today, the current Central Library building is considered too small to meet the needs of Calgary's population, and lacks the infrastructure to support new technology. Preliminary planning and public consultation for a new central library have been completed, but funding for the project, expected to be in the hundreds-of-millions of dollars, has yet to be identified as of June 2010.