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PLEASE NOTE: The Theatre Alberta Library is *late fine free* - you will not be charged fees if books are not returned on time. You may renew items up to five times unless the item has been requested by another Library user. If an item is not returned after the fifth renewal your Theatre Alberta membership may be suspended until the item is returned or a $25 dollar replacement fee is remitted, or a suitable replacement item is provided.

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We’re thrilled to announce the creation of the World Theatre Collection in the Theatre Alberta Library. The collection was sparked by a conversation with Theatre Alberta member Eric Rice. Eric wondered if more plays from outside of the dominant western culture could be made available through the library, and we agreed our collection could be expanded. We thoroughly enjoyed sourcing plays from all over the world and were delighted by the discoveries we made. Our intention is to Keep developing this collection as we add new items to the library.

To access the World Theatre Collection, enter the library’s online catalogue. In the top left corner above the Theatre Alberta Banner you will find a ‘Lists’ icon. Select World Theatre from the drop-down menu and voila, you’ll see the items added to the collection so far. Theatre Alberta members can reserve the books in the collection, and we’ll mail them out!

The Theatre Alberta Library continues to circulate books — via Canada Post only — to all Theatre Alberta members!
Our free mailing service is available to all members, including those living in Edmonton and surrounding areas. The physical Library will remain closed to members and the public. Requested materials will be sent out on Mondays and Thursdays.

To request plays or reference materials, please place a hold on the items through your online library account or email the Librarian with your requests.

In order to maintain and exceed Alberta Health Services guidelines for reducing the risk of transmission of Covid 19, when mailing books we will:

  • clean and sanitize all surfaces that the books and mailing supplies are in contact with;
  • practice strict personal hygiene guidelines as outlined in the Alberta Government’s Workplace Guidance for Business Owners;
  • temporarily discontinue the use of our famous purple cloth library bags, and use plastic bubble mailers to ship books back and forth;
  • quarantine all returned library materials for at least 72 hours before reshelving or recirculating; and
  • keep our website up to date with best practices that we are using as they continue to evolve.
  • Please do not return items to the Fringe Office until further notice.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate a safe return to your service.

To sign into your account use: yourfirstname.yourlastname (as your log in), and the pin number you were given when you became a member (as your password).

If you are signing in as a group member, enter the name associated with the account and then the full name of the organization as registered without spaces, capital letters, or punctuation: firstnamelastname.nameoftheorganization, then the pin number the account was assigned.

Please take some time to experiment with searching in KOHA, as there are some differences from our previous catalog. If you would like some help, check out KOHA Tips. Or, you may Email the Librarian.
Log in to your account:

Library Hours - starting date TBD

Mondays: noon - 8pm
Thursdays and Saturdays: 10 am to 3 pm

We will continue to mail books out to ALL members.
(See note in centre panel)

Drop Box
(drop off your books in the Book Return outside the Theatre Alberta office door)
Mon-Fri: 8:15 AM-10:30 PM
Sat-Sun: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Next Closure
Family Day

February 21, 2022

The Drop Box will not be available February 19-21, inclusive.

Fringe Theatre Satellite location (Edmonton)
(for drop off and pick up of items only when regular in-person circulation resumes - date TBD)

ATB Financial Arts Barns
10330 84 Avenue, Edmonton
9am-5pm Monday to Friday

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