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Shawnessy Library

Hours & Location

Shawnessy Library

Shawnessy Library

  • Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Monday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Holidays & Closures

New Year's Day – January 1, 2021
Closed All Day

Family Day – February 15, 2021
Closed All Day

Good Friday — April 2, 2021
Closed All Day

Victoria Day — May 24, 2021
Closed All Day

Canada Day — July 1, 2021
Closed All Day

Heritage Day — August 2, 2021
Closed All Day

Labour Day — September 6, 2021
Closed All Day

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – September 30, 2021
Closed All Day

Thanksgiving Day — October 11, 2021
Closed All Day

Remembrance Day — November 11, 2021
Closed All Day

Christmas Eve — December 24, 2021
Open until 5 pm

Christmas Day — December 25, 2021
Closed All Day

Boxing Day — December 26, 2021
Closed All Day

New Years Eve — December 31, 2021
Open until 5 pm

333 Shawville Boulevard SE
Calgary AB T2Y 4H3

Centralized Info: (403) 260-2600

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Shawnessy Library is open for in-person visits. For details on available services and health and safety measures, please visit calgarylibrary.ca/covid-19.

Features

  • Accessible

  • After-hours materials return

  • Children's space

  • Computers & Printers

  • Meeting Rooms

  • Parking

  • Quiet Study Room

  • Settlement Services

  • Study space

  • Teen Space

  • Free Wi-Fi

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History of Shawnessy Library

Shawnessy Library opened in September 2001, and is located inside Cardel Rec South, a recreation facility in south Calgary. It is also the only location to share facilities with a school. On opening, it replaced the Midnapore Library, which opened in 1998, but quickly required greater capacity to serve this growing community.

Shawnessy was the only Library serving the area south of Fish Creek until the opening of Seton Library in 2019. To bring necessary services to patrons on the edge of the city, the Book Truck based at this location made five bi-weekly trips into the community, more than any other regular Book Truck route.

Library staff are known to move between locations during their careers, but Shawnessy Library is famous in our system for hanging on to staff. Many of the people who work at this tight-knit location have been there since opening day! 

Photo: Calgary Public Library Archives, Our Story in Pictures