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Services for Print Disabled

CELA and NNELS are free services for library patrons with print disabilities. These services ensure equitable access to library materials.

  • CELA - Centre for Equitable Library Access
  • NNELS - National Network for Equitable Library Service

Contact us for more information, or to register as a patron with print disabilities.

Print Disabilities Defined

The Canadian Copyright Act defines "perceptual disabilities" as including:

  • Learning Disability - an impairment relating to comprehension
  • Physical Disability - the inability to hold or manipulate a book
  • Visual Disability - severe or total impairment of sight or the inability to focus or move one's eyes

A person may be temporarily print disabled and still be eligible to use CELA and NNELS

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0-5 Programming for 2 - 3
Start Date: Wednesday, 12 April 2023
Schedule: Every week on Wednesday
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Barrhead Public Library - Children's Area
Cost: Free
Meet us under the big tree for music, rhymes and stories, and crafts to delight preschool age children; bring your wiggles and giggles for lots of fun ages 2-3. Caregiver attendance required.
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LEGO to the Library Club
Start Date: Wednesday, 5 April 2023
Schedule: Every week on Wednesday
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: In the Library
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0-5 Programming for 2 & under
Start Date: Monday, 17 April 2023
Schedule: Every week on Monday
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Location: Story Corner at the library.
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0 - 5 Programming for 4 & up.
Start Date: Friday, 14 April 2023
Schedule: Every week on Friday
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Location: Barrhead Public Library - Story Corner
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Dungeons & Dragons

Calling all adventurers!

Two parties are forming for glory & riches! Taking short rests within the library after hours, see what quest speaks to you:

SET SAIL FOR THE STARS!A thrilling space-based adventure setting for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.Spelljammer: is a simplified and fun introduction to a Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting, modified for a younger audience. Home of the stars and gateway to the heavens, the Astral Plane teems with excitement and possibility. With the help of magic, spelljammers can cross the oceans of Wildspace, ply the silvery void known as the Astral Sea, and hop between worlds of the D&D multiverse. Managed by Bryce Dana & Kyle Hughes.Click here to fill-out a form if you would like to know more or sign-up!
How it WorksThe core of D&D is about storytelling. A group of players essentially tell a collective story, guiding heroes through dangerous quests to search for treasure, battling deadly foes, and even carry out daring rescues.The adventure itself is only limited by the imagination of the players around the table. All that you really need to get started is a group of friends (found at at the library), a few supplies, and a good Dungeon Master (also in the library!).This group will use a mix of established story and homebrew elements to tell a story for the ages. Managed by Bryce Dana.Click here to fill-out a form if you would like to know more or sign-up!
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In-library access only. Genealogy database providing access to hundreds of millions of records.

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Scholastic Book Fair
Date: Wednesday, 12 April, 2023
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Barrhead Public Library
Scholastic Book Fair returns from April 12-19th! Kicking off Wednesday, April 12th at 3:30 p.m. for family night, all purchases made this day enter you to win a prize!! Then open regular hours until April 19th. Follow the link to browse online.
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Public Computers

Barrhead Public Library has all your computer needs in one convenient place.

Six Public Computers

Available anytime during opening hours, BPL has 6 windows PC's you may access. With a membership you may sit at any public computer and login without staff assistance. Logging in requires your Barcode (all 14-digits of your card with no spaces) and PIN (Last four digits of your phone number if unchanged) and you have instant access! 

Are you a guest? Just ask for a guest pass at the front desk.

Connected to the Alberta SuperNet, each of the public computers has powerful and fast fiber optic connection. Perfect for online meetings or large file upload/download. They also have a full Microsoft Office Suite installed.

Use Word for resume building from thousands of templates, Excel for finance tracking, PowerPoint to prepare an important school presentation, and more. You can learn more about each of the Microsoft services on their website here.

Two special computers are available within our Makerspace

One iMac and one PC, these machines are more powerful than our other public computers. Prepared for photo & digital editing, you can learn more about what these computers can do on our Makerspace page.

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Library Membership

Applying for a Membership
One piece of government-issued ID is required when purchasing a membership. A child must have the signature of a legal guardian to obtain a membership.

Family (used for more than one person) $25Single (a card for one adult) $15Junior (age 18 and under) $5Senior (age 65 and over) $10Institution (ie. a day home) $50

About Library Memberships
Membership is open to all individuals residing in the town or county of Barrhead. A membership is valid for one year from date of issue and may only be used by the person to which it is issued. You may purchase multiple years of membership in advance.

Barrhead Public Library participates in the Welcome to Barrhead program. If you are a first time, new resident to our community, visit the library in your first 3 months and receive the first year of membership free.

A BPL membership may be used at any library within Alberta. If the library is among the Yellowhead Regional Library system, no extra steps are required! But to ensure your membership works in all other libraries, register your card with ME Libraries. ME Libraries lets you join other public libraries across Alberta and borrow their materials using ONE library card. Making the most of your library card and access more items for no additional cost!

Overdue items are subject to library fines. Fines for all items are $0.25 per day, per item. All outstanding fines must be paid before more items can be checked out on your account. Late fees can add up quickly! If you have overdue items, please return them as soon as possible, call the library to have your items renewed, or renew them online at

Memberships and fines may be paid for by cash, cheque, debit or e-transfer to

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