About Us

Welcome to the Library!

The Collection

The Shannon Library has thousands of items including fiction and non-fiction titles for all ages, audio books, DVDs, large print books, music CDs, and magazines to borrow and enjoy.

Our membership in Peace Library System offers you access not only to immediate regional services with the The Regional Automation Consortium (TRAC) but is also a window into metropolitan, provincial and academic libraries by virtue of our inclusion in The Alberta Library (TAL), effectively easing your access to millions of items available across the province, simply by using your Borrower's Card.

This same Borrower's Card will also grant you access to multiple licensed databases, free online computer courses, Tell me More Auralog language software and freshly brewed coffee.

We are always interested in hearing any suggestions you might have for additional services. Drop in to see us soon.

Borrower's Card

For the entirety of 2016, we will be offering free membership cards to residents of the Sexsmith area in celebration of the library's 70th birthday!

Our regular prices for cards are listed below:

  • Juvenile
    • Preschool   Free
    • Grades 1-6   $1.00
    • Grades 7-12   $2.0 
  • College/Student   $5.00
  • Adult   $7.50
  • Family   $10.00
  • Senior (65+)   Free
  • Visitors   $10.00

Loan Periods & Renewals

All books, both Print and Audio, circulate for three weeks (21 days).

Magazines, DVDs and Music CDs circulate for one week (7 days), with the exception of televisions series, which circulate for three weeks (21 days).

Most items can be renewed twice, unless they are on hold for another customer.

Extended loans may be arranged for specific cases by speaking to a library staff member.

Fines

  • $ 0.10 per item per day - all books, magazines and audio books
  • $ 0.25 per item per day - all DVDs, Music CDs and interlibrary loans (from outside TRAC)

Limits are left to the individual. However, library staff may impose limits on particular subject areas at times of high demand.

Staff members

  • Library Manager
    • Sheryl Pelletier
  • Supervisor of Customer Services
    • Kathy Black
  • Customer Services and Communications Assistant
    • Corrie Plante
  • Customer Services and Programming Assistant
    • ​Gayle Tupper