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Read Alberta eBooks project launches across Alberta

We’re excited to announce that the Read Alberta eBooks collection is now online.

Public Library Services Branch (PLSB) has partnered with the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) to make over 1,000 Alberta-published eBooks available to readers across the province. These eBooks can now be borrowed through the Cantook Station platform on public library websites. Visit for more information.

The largest of its kind in Canada, the collection represents 24 Alberta publishers.

Genres include: literary fiction, graphic novels, poetry, drama, mystery, memoir, biography, self-help, humour, scholarly, young adult and speculative fiction. Print copies of many of the titles are also available from library branches.

An ongoing investment in libraries

This eBook partnership between the Alberta government and Alberta book publishers improves access to locally-made content and supports a critical provincial industry. And the investment will be ongoing, as PLSB will continue funding the growth of the collection over the coming years.