COVID-19 Update

Please check out our "No Card Required" page. Drayton Valley Library staff have compiled a list of free resources you can access without a library card.

Public Service Announcement re Library Closures

Drayton Valley Libraries are closed to the public until further notice! This follows Premier Jason Kenny’s announcement on Sunday, March 15 calling on a province-wide closure of all schools, day cares, out-of-school care programs, and social gathering facilities.

We understand that this decision will impact residents who rely on us for connecting with information through our collections, programs and public computers. However, the Library Board and staff recognize that closure of our facilities is in the best interest of the health, wellness and safety of our community. 

Only the borrowing of physical items and access to facilities are affected by this closure. You may return books and other library items in the outdoor return bin at the main branch only, 5120 - 52nd street. All items currently checked out as of March 19th will have their loan period extended to May 15th. Any late fines that are directly linked to this period of pandemic response will be waived once service resumes. 

Access to electronic resources are unaffected by the library closure. *You may now check out 10 items per month on Hoopla while libraries are closed. Ancestry Library Edition is now available from home while Alberta libraries are closed.* You may access eResources through our website, www.draytonvalleylibrary.ca including magazines and newspapers via PressReader, downloadable audio and eBooks via Over-Drive, and streaming services via Hoopla and BookCloud. Contact us to register for a temporary 3 month library card. 

Library staff remain available to help instruct you as to how to access or use our virtual services. We can be reached by phone at 780-514-2722 on weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm, or by email at dvml@draytonvalleylibrary. 


  • Doug Whistance-Smith BSc, BA, MLIS 
  • Library Director, Drayton Valley Libraries  
  • P.O. Box 6240 (5120-52 Street), 
  • Drayton Valley, AB T7A 1R7 
  • 780-514-2722   dwhistancesmith@draytonvalleylibrary.ca 

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