New Central Library – Cassandra

BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT

OUR LANDSCAPE DESIGNERS ARE HARD AT WORK TO MAKE THE EXTERIOR OF OUR BUILDING AS BEAUTIFUL AS THE INTERIOR

THE PROJECT

The New Central Library, located just east of City Hall in East Village, will be 240,000 square feet of functional, flexible, beautifully designed space. The NCL (as its friends call it) is a friendly city icon that invites all Calgarians to gather, learn, read, play, be challenged, relax, hang out and connect.

The $245 million project is a destination for Calgarians and visitors from around the world. Along with the National Music Centre, it’s another important civic institution and architectural icon within the East Village community.

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WEBCAM

Construction on the New Central Library began in 2014 with the LRT encapsulation, and is expected to be completed late in 2018. Our webcam keeps track of every step along the way by capturing a photo every 10 minutes. Visit often!

NEWS ARTICLES

OPENING DAY

Getting Here

Whether you're planning your trip by car, transit, bike, or foot, we've got the route for you. Plus, get where you need to go with building accessibility options.

What's On

Learn about our Doors Opening celebrations that begin on November 1. Take a tour of the new building or attend an event.

What's On at NCL

Architecture Tours of the New Central Library

Various dates & times
Learn about the architecture of the New Central Library and all the ideas, material, and technologies that went into its construction

General Tours at the Library: No Registration Required!

Various dates & times
Join a guided tour of your new Central Library! General Tours will depart on the hour, and no registration is required during certain hours.

Attend the Doors Opening Ceremony

Nov 1 | 10:00am
Join us for a full day of celebration with free programming, some surprises, and guided tours of the building.

Volunteer

There are lots of opportunities for adults and youth to get involved with volunteerism at the Library. Find the right fit for you and apply now!

Volunteer at NCL

17 Things to Do at the New Central Library

Curious about what the new Central Library will have to offer? Click through to learn about 17 of its programs, activities and resources.

Take a Look Inside Your new Central Library

Calgary’s new Central Library is now open, and we can’t wait for you to come visit. Here’s a preview of what you’ll find inside.

Volunteer at codeTeen

Help teens aged 13 to 17 learn coding skills as they work through tutorials (as beginners) or their own projects

"I Give Back Because I Can": Norma High's Story

Norma High, a volunteer who joined the Library in 1974, is so passionate about bringing books to people who can not otherwise access them…
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