Whitemud Crossing Library
Whitemud Crossing Library Branch helps connect Edmontonians to the knowledge and cultures of the world!
|Store Type |||City Services, Computers/Electronics, Music, Videos, Books|
|Mon-Thurs: 9:30AM-9PM Fri-Sat: 9:30AM-5:30PM Sept-May: Sun: 1PM-5PM|
Profile Last Updated: April 02, 2008
The Whitemud Crossing Branch is a very lively library branch. For years it has ranked as one of the busiest public library branches in all of North America. Located in a refurbished movie theatre, the library boasts a fully functioning movie theatre and stage, and ample parking outside. The natural lighting, light colored walls and high ceilings throughout the building add a feeling of spaciousness that helps it feel less crowded when large numbers of people are using the library. It is also one of the few places where anyone can get free computer and internet access. The Whitemud Crossing branch has over 30 computer workstations with access to the Internet and a wide range of popular computer applications, available at no additional charge.
There’s Always Something Going On
The library's year-round offering of programs for children and adults includes exhibitions, concerts, films, authors' readings, workshops, courses, puppet shows, craft time and theatre performances. The Whitemud Crossing Branch also offers movies in its theatre space. You can drop in and join up for the movie club and movie discussion group if you want a change from the book club scene. Details are listed on in the ‘programmes and events’ section of the official Edmonton Public Library website.
Edmontonians Love their Libraries
There were over five million visits to the 16 library locations in 2006 which is a lot considering Edmonton contains just over a million people! Library members have access to hardcover and paperback books, magazines and newspapers, reference and research materials, music CDs, DVDs, records, audio-cassettes, videocassettes, large print, regular print and audio-visual materials in more than thirty languages, and government information from local, provincial and federal levels. The Edmonton Public Library system is leading libraries across the country by being one of the first large urban library systems to implement a Radio Frequency Identification system (RFID) for self check out system, making it even easier to use the library.