Mission and History

Chinook Arch


Chinook Arch Regional Library System creates and supports the strucutre for a network of cooperating libraries in Southwest Alberta to share resources in a cost-effective manner.


The Chinook Arch Regional Library System was formed in 1992 with 22 member libraries. At the time, southwestern Alberta was the only part of the province that was not served by a regional library system. Today, the system includes 33 libraries in 39 member municipalites across southern Alberta.