We are currently relocating material from Glenbow's Library and Archives collection to the new Glenbow Western Research Centre at the University of Calgary.

We are working to minimize any disruption in access that may occur during the transition. The reading room at Glenbow will remain open until summer 2019. Researchers may find information on the location of specific collections material at ucalgary.ca/glenbow, which is updated regularly. Inquiries relating to Glenbow's Library and Archives may be directed to archives@glenbow.org.


Canada West

Canada West
Ottawa: Department of Immigration and Colonization
Collection of Glenbow Library

Glenbow's Library documents the history of Western Canada, from the time the buffalo roamed the plains to the coming of the railroad, the settlement of the West, and to political, economic, and social events in Alberta today.

Glenbow's Library collection includes over 100,000 books, pamphlets, and journals relating to the history of the southern Alberta region.

Library Highlights

Search the Collections

If you already know which area of the collections you would like to search, select the database from the drop-down menu below. To find out which areas of the collection are searchable online and how to search the collections, click here.

The Library and Archives are on the sixth floor of the Museum. There are coin photocopiers available, but all material must be used in the Reading Room.

Reference Desk
Tel.: 403-268-4197
Fax: 403-232-6569
Email: library@glenbow.org

Tuesday - Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday

130 9th Ave S.E.
Calgary, AB T2G 0P3

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 8pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm


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