Library Closure

In alignment with AHS recommendations, Big Valley Library is CLOSED until further notice to help combat the spread of COVID-19. 

If you have materials on loan, please keep them until we re-open. If you need to return them to the library please call ahead and let us know during library hours. Overdue fines will not be charged.

We are available via phone (403-876-2642) or email to help you sign up for a library card and access eResources. We are offering curbside pickup and drop off of items from our collection. Checked out items can be renewed online by logging into your account using your library card barcode and pin. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. 


Alberta Research Portal

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The Alberta Research Portal is your gateway to a world-class collection of primary sources.

This portal allows access to the Gale Primary Sources, a resource with 69 unique primary source collections, including extensive resources related to First Nations and Indigenous peoples, the Associate Press Collections, Smithsonian Collection Online, Archives of Human Sexuality and Gender, and more!

Using the Alberta Research Portal

  1. Click Visit Alberta Research Portal.
  2. Search for search terms or click Resources in the top right corner to find a specific primary source collection.