Welcome to Shortgrass Library System

Our Mandate

Shortgrass Mission Statement:

"Shortgrass Library System provides quality library support services to member municipalities and partners."

Shortgrass Library System is one of seven Regional Library Systems in the Province of Alberta. Shortgrass Library System is a service-oriented, non-profit organization and is registered as a charitable organization with the Canada Revenue Agency.

Shortgrass provides many services to public libraries in Southeast Alberta, including: Integrated Library System, centralized ordering/cataloguing/processing, IT infrastructure & support, consultation, programming kits, interlibrary courier system, and much more.

Shortgrass Library System activities and initiatives are guided by our Plan of Service.

Shortgrass Library System honours and acknowledges that we are situated on Treaty 7 and Treaty 4 territory, traditional lands of the Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, Stoney-Nakoda, and Tsuut’ina as well as the Cree, Sioux, and the Saulteaux bands of the Ojibwa peoples.  We also acknowledge and honour that we are on the homeland of the Métis people.