Abbottsfield Penny McKee Library
3210 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB, T5W 4W1
The Edmonton Public Library helps to connect Edmontonians to the knowledge and cultures of the World.
|Store Type |||City Services, Computers/Electronics, Music, Videos|
|Mon: 1PM-8PM Tues: 1PM-8PM Wed: 10PM-6PM Thurs: 1PM-8PM Fri: 10AM-6PM Sat: 10AM-5PM Sun: closed|
Profile Last Updated: May 23, 2008
This tiny branch in the Abbottsfield Mall offers a safe refuge from the hectic mall and a welcoming place to learn and read in peace. The displays and clear signage help visitors feel instantly at ease in the intriguing surroundings, chock full of interesting books, videos, music CDs and special collections like the Aboriginal Collection, Seasonal Collections and Bestsellers to Go. The teeny tiny tables and chairs at the back make small children feel especially welcome and comfortable.
Edmontonians love their libraries
This small library is the tip of the iceberg. Here you can get access to a vast collection of books, music CDs, DVDs, magazines, newspapers and electronic resources that form the collections of Edmonton Public Library as a whole. Just order the items online and you will get an email notice when they’re ready to be picked up. Quick and easy! There were over five million visits to the 16 library locations in 2006, which is a lot considering that Edmonton contains just over a million people. Edmonton Public is leading the way among large urban library systems in Canada in its implementation of a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system for self check system and collection management purposes, to enhance the ease of use of the library.
Free Internet Access
Want to check your email quickly? Look something up online for price comparison purposes? The library is one of the few places where any member of the general public can get free computer and internet access, and very reasonably priced access to printing and photocopy services. The Penny McKee Branch has more than 12 computers providing free Internet Access, even for those that don’t have a public library card (they will be issued a temporary card for internet access purposes). Don’t let looks deceive you! This small library packs more intellectual and entertainment value per square foot than many would suspect.