|Store Type |||Community Services, Educational Services, Books|
|Getting There |||Serviced by Bus #11, 12, 15, 52, 78, 153, 178, 201, and Somerset-Bridlewood C-Train station is across the street|
|Cross Street |||South on Macleod Tr to Shawnessy. Located in the South Fish Creek Complex.|
|Mon-Thu 10AM-9PM;Fri-Sat 10AM-6PM;Sun 12PM-5PM;Closed Sundays from mid-May to mid-September|
Profile Last Updated: January 28, 2009
Regarded as the first in a new generation of public libraries, Shawnessy Library opened its doors to the public on Sept. 15, 2001 as part of the South Fish Creek Complex (also housing twin ice arenas, the Bishop O'Bryne High School, and a full-service YMCA, the latter to open in spring 2002).
Costing $3.8 million, the library was built to serve one of the fastest growing segments of the city that includes the souther communities of Bridlewood, Chaparral, Evergreen, Midnapore, Millrise, Shawnee Slopes, Shawnessy, Somerset, and Sundance.
The library has 19,400 square feet of floor space and blends an inviting atmosphere encouraging visitors to browse the collections in a casual and comfortable setting with the technological resources that are increasingly important for meeting work, education and recreational needs.
Some of the special features at the library include:
An inviting kids' zone with preschool CDROM stations and comfortable child-sized furniture.
A well-stocked collection for teens.
A quiet study room with 15 study carols.
A multipurpose program room, with seating for 40 people.
Comfortable reading areas, including a fireside lounge.
Barrier-free access for Calgarians facing visual or physical challenges.
24 computers for public use with Internet access and Microsoft Office software capabilities.
A special adaptive workstation for the blind or special-needs.
Capacity for 110,000 items including books, magazines, newspapers, CDs and videos.
Wheelchair Access:: Good Access: Ground level entrance with automatic doors, designated parking spaces
Locations: One of public libraries within Calgary to serve the public.
Parking: Plenty of free parking available outside front entrance.