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. 


Read Alberta eBooks

A tablet sitting in a row of books.

Read local! This collection includes over 1,000 Alberta-published eBooks from 24 Alberta publishers.

Accessing eBooks on a Computer

  1. Download and install Adobe Digital Editions.
  2. Authorize Digital Editions.
    1. If you have the cloudLibrary app installed on your computer, Digital Editions will authorize with information from the cloudLibrary app.
    2. If you do not have cloudLibrary installed on your computer, authorize with an Adobe ID. (If the authorization window does not appear when you open Digital Editions click Help – Authorize Computer.)
  3. Visit prl.cantookstation.com
  4. Click Sign Up. Enter your library card and pin.
  5. Click a title you want to borrow.
  6. Click Borrow. Click Download. A file will appear at the bottom of your browser. Open the file.
  7. The book will open in Digital Editions.

Transferring eBooks from a computer to an eReader

  1. Make sure Adobe Digital Editions is open.
  2. Turn on your eReader and plug it into the computer. Click Connect on your eReader. Your eReader will show up as a device in the left bar of Digital Editions.
  3. Select the book you want to transfer and drag it to your device.
  4. Eject your eReader from your computer and unplug the USB cable.

Accessing eBooks on a tablet or smartphone

  1. Access the app store on  your device and search for the free Adobe Digital Editions app. Install.
  2. Open the app. Tap the three-bar menu in the upper left corner.
  3. Tap Settings. Tap Authorize.
  4. Leave Adobe ID as your login authorization method.
  5. Enter your Adobe ID username and password.
  6. If you don't have an Adobe ID create one by following the Create a free Adobe ID link. Input your information and tap Authorize.
  7. In the browser on your device, go to prl.catookstation.com 
  8. Tap Sign Up. Enter you library card and pin.
  9. Tap the title you want to borrow. 
  10. Tap Borrow. Tap Download. Tap Open in Adobe Digital Editions app. 
  11. The book will open in the Adobe Digital Editions app.