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The Downtown Library and Jensen Lakes Library will close December 12

The Downtown Library and Jensen Lakes Library remain open until the end of business on Saturday, December 12. At 5 PM on Saturday, both locations will close until further notice, in accordance with new direction from the Province of Alberta. During the closure of the Library facilities, online events, our library of recorded programs and actvities, online services and 24/7 access to the eLibrary will continue.

DOWNTOWN LIBRARY HOURS up to and including December 12:

Monday through Thursday: 10 AM-8 PM
Friday: 10 AM-6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM-5 PM
Sunday: closed

JENSEN LAKES LIBRARY HOURS up to and including December 12:

Tuesday through Friday: 12 PM-6 PM (12PM-1 PM for at-risk patrons)
Saturday: 10 AM-5 PM (10 AM-11 AM for at-risk patrons)
Sunday and Monday: closed

HOLDS PICKUP AND MATERIALS RETURNS up to and including December 12:

  • All holds are available for pickup at the Downtown Library or the Jensen Lakes Library - just choose your preference when you place your hold.
  • You may return library materials at the Downtown and Jensen Lakes Library locations. 
  • Not sure when your library materials are due? You can check your account online by following these instructions. If you have trouble checking your account online, call us at 780-459-1530 during the Downtown Library's open hours and we'll be happy to help.


The following public safety precautions are in effect at both Library locations:

  • Library staff continue to quarantine returned materials for 72 hours before processing them - this means items will remain on your account for several days after you have returned them, but don't worry, fines will not accrue during the quarantine period;
  • In accordance with City of St. Albert guidelines, patrons are required to wear masks; free masks are available to those who need them;
  • For the safety of all, patrons are asked to apply hand sanitizer regularly while browsing Library collections;
  • High touchpoints are identified and have hand sanitizer at them; patrons browse high touchpoint areas at their discretion;
  • Limited entry: 60 patrons are allowed in the Downtown Library at one time and 15 patrons are allowed in Jensen Lakes Library at one time; 
  • Patrons are asked to limit their visit during busy times;
  • Computer use is limited to 60 minutes per day per person;
  • Hand sanitizer stations and signage are posted throughout the Library;
  • Patrons will use self-checkout machines to sign out materials;
  • Library staff will provide support while maintaining the required physical distance;
  • Library staff follow the physical distancing and safety requirements and guidelines outlined in the Government of Alberta Relaunch Strategy.

Contact library staff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 780-459-1682 during regular hours.