We are open!

Big Valley Library is open, with our regular hours: Tuesday to Thursday from 10 AM to 1 PM / 3 PM to 6 PM & Friday 10 AM to 1 PM.

We are offering services to those most at risk on Tuesday mornings from 10 -11 AM. 


Because of the size of our library we are limiting the number of people at one time to 5. We have three computer stations available. All services are available and Curbside services will continue to be offered for those who prefer it.

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



RBdigital Magazines

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Popular digital magazines available to read on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Titles on demand and never need to be returned.

Create an account

  1. Visit the RBdigital Magazines website. (Available through www.prl.ab.ca/elibrary)
  2. Click Create New Account. Follow the prompts to create an account.

Using eMagazines on a tablet or smartphone

  1. Follow the “Create an account” instructions above.
  2. Download the RBdigital app from the app store on your device.
  3. Open the app. Follow the prompts and enter your RBdigital account information.
  4. Browse the magazine titles or search by tapping the magnifying glass in the top right.
  5. To checkout, tap the cover. Tap Checkout to borrow the newest issue or View Issues to find a back issue.
  6. Tap Read. This will automatically begin downloading the magazine. (Tip: You may want to check to see if your app is set to download titles using Wi-fi only: Tap the menu button in the top left corner > Settings > Wi-fi Only.)
  7. Once the magazine opens, tap the centre of the page. A thin blue bar below the magazine image shows the download progress. Make sure you download the full magazine before disconnecting from Wi-fi.
  8. To exit, tap the centre of the page and tap the X.
  9. To see all of your checkouts, tap the menu in the top left corner. Then tap Checked Out. 

Using eMagazines on a computer

  1. Follow the “Create an account” instructions.
  2. To checkout, click the cover. The most current issue is displayed at the top of the page. Back issues are below.
  3. Click Checkout.  
  4. Once the magazine is checked out, you can click Start Reading to stream the magazine on your computer.