Wood Buffalo Regional Library is happy to offer the following services to educators

Educator Library Card

  • Educator library cards are free and created for classroom use and teaching support.
  • Educator library cards do not accrue extended use fees, excluding ILL's (inter-library loans), which will accrue 20 cents per item per day.
  • $50 forgiven for lost materials. Charges over $50 accrued per school year are the responsibility of the card holder.
  • Educators can apply for an Educator membership by email schoolservices@wbrl.ca, or by visiting our Public Services Desk to pick up an application package. The application requires the form to be signed by the school principal, therefore Educator cards cannot be issued immediately at the Public Services Desk. Complete forms should be scanned and sent into schoolservices@wbrl.ca. Once your new Educator card is ready we will courier it right to your school.
  • Northlands School Division No. 61 and Centre-Nord can see the WBRL representative during visits to your school.
  • Limited to teachers, principals, vice-principals, and school library staff employed at Centre-Nord, FMPSD, FMCSD, Northland School Division No. 61, Keyano College, and other educational institutions including homeschools and daycares.
  • WBRL reserves the right to limit the number of materials borrowed on a particular subject.

School Visits

**School Visits & Library Tours are currently only available virtually at this time**

In effort to promote literacy and enjoyment in learning and reading, we offer school visits to all age groups and class types.

School visits can include story time, interactive activities, as well as tutorials of Library materials, databases and resources, such as Solaro, Pronunciator, Career Cruising and Overdrive.

Sessions can be arranged to suit the need of the classroom or teacher.

To book a school visit please contact schoolservices@wbrl.ca.

Library Tours

Tours can be tailored to suit the interests and variety of ages, grades, or groups.

Types of Tours

Mini-Tour: Timeframe: 20-30 minutes

Includes: Read-aloud, Tour of the Library, Active Learning Experience

Full Tour: Timeframe: 45-60 minutes

Includes: In-depth Tour of the Library, Read-aloud, Active Learning Experience, Take-Away Craft, Scavenger Hunt

To book a tour please contact tours@wbrl.ca or fill out the online booking request form (not currently available-please email schoolservices@wbrl.ca to inquire about a virtual tour).

Place a Classroom Collection Order

The WBRL offers materials for learning and literacy support. Orders may include specific titles or authors of materials, or requests for general subjects pertaining to a certain age group or reading level.

Items requested are available for pickup at the Library or for delivery to your school via the Library Courier. Please allow up to a two week period for any requests to be completed by staff and delivered via Library Courier.

Materials may be returned to the Library, any of the drop-off locations, or via the Library Courier. Returns via the Library Courier must be scheduled a minimum of five business days prior to the desired retrieval date.

For Classroom Collection Orders as well as deliveries and retrievals, please email schoolservices@wbrl.ca. Fill out our online Classroom Collection Order Form or download the form here. You'll find some helpful instructions here.

*The Classroom Collection Orders service is limited to those with Teacher Library Cards.

Suggest a Book or Other Items

Educators are invited to suggest materials to add to our collection that would support your teaching and students' learning via the online form.

Alberta Books for Schools

The Alberta Books for Schools catalogue and digital database is a brand-new way to discover Alberta books handpicked for the classroom.

Alberta Books for Schools combines an annual catalogue of selected titles with the convenience of a continually updated digital database. Evaluated by curriculum mappers from The Alberta Library, all titles include curriculum connections, subject headings, and grade levels. Also identified are audiobooks and eBooks with enhanced accessibility features, to allow educators to find the right formats for their students.