About Peace Library System

In 1986, 21 municipalities formed a partnership that created Peace Library System (PLS). They believed access to library services should be equal and universal. They wanted to ensure the patrons in small, rural libraries had the same high-quality library service enjoyed in larger, urban centres. Funding for Peace Library System is provided by municipalities, member library boards, the province, and by contracts-for-service with a number of school authorities.

The Peace Library System service area covers over 92,000 square miles (24 million hectares) with a current member population of over 153,000 in 38 municipalities.

Peace Library System is working to ensure that its member libraries remain the essential information centers of their communities.
Alberta Library System
Peace Library System is part of a province-wide network of seven regional and two urban systems. The seven regional systems were created by legal agreements between cooperating municipalities. The intent is to enhance local library services and to cooperate and assist in resource sharing among all libraries in Alberta.
The Regional Automation Consortium (TRAC)
Four of the library systems - Marigold, Northern Lights, Peace and Yellowhead - are partners in a consortium called TRAC to share library automation software and a common borrowing card. Through this dynamic partnership, over 160 public libraries share over three million items.

Chinook Arch Library System
2902 - 7th Avenue North
Lethbridge, AB T1H 5C6
(403) 380 - 1500
Marigold Library System
710 - 2nd Street
Strathmore, AB T1P 1K4
(403) 934 - 5334
Northern Lights Library System
Bag 8
Elk Point, AB T0A 1A0
(780) 724 - 2596
Parkland Regional Library System
5404 - 56th Avenue
Lacombe, AB T4L 1G1
(403) 782 - 3850

Shortgrass Library System
2375 - 10th Avenue SW
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8G2
(403) 529 -0550
Yellowhead Regional Library System
Box 4270, 433 King Street
Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3B4
(780) 962-2003