Calgary Public Library Foundation


Business Number: 872923537RR0001

Our Mission

The Calgary Public Library Foundation’s vision is to ensure that the citizens of Calgary have the best public library in the world.

About Calgary Public Library Foundation

More than a century ago, Annie Davidson and founding members of the Calgary Women’s Literacy Club stirred our city to action and secured the public and financial support to build the first library. They saw the Library cause as an investment for their families and the generations of Calgarians that would follow and successfully secured community support for Alberta’s first public library and obtained the financial donation from the Carnegie Foundation.

The Library Foundation was created in 1999 to provide an opportunity for individuals, businesses and foundations to participate in building a library system for today and future generations. Funds raised by the Library Foundation do not replace the Library's core funding, but enhance collections, programs and services. Through the generosity of our donors, we can help ensure that knowledge, information, programs and services are accessible to all Calgarians.

What People Are Saying

"The library is increasingly an incredibly important centre of community, not just for reading, but for all kinds of things—for people to feel and live and breathe the same air as their neighbours."

— Naheed Nenshi, Mayor of Calgary

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