Opening Hours
Champion Municipal Library Hours

Sunday Closed

Monday Closed

Tuesday 10:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday 10:00am - 12:00pm; 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Thursday 10:00am - 5:00pm

Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm

Saturday Closed

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Champion Municipal Library

132A 2 Street South Champion T0L 0R0

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A person's arm can be seen holding a miniature version of the Canadian flag. The sky is blue with fluffy white clouds and a tree can be seen in the background.

New to Canada? Your library can help! With a library card you can:

  • Checkout books, movies, passes to local events, even sports equipment!
  • Access our eLibrary
  • Learn a new language with the Pronunciator app.

If you don’t have a library card, you can still:

  • Read books and use resources inside the library
  • Use library computers and wireless internet
  • Attend programs offered at your library
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Library to You (L2U) is a free service for people who have mobility or access barriers to visiting a public library. You can sign up for L2U with your Chinook Arch member library card, and receive up to six books at a time, delivered to your home in a postage-paid mailbag. When you’re done reading, simply mail the books back in the bag.

To register, complete this form and send it to your local library. Chinook Arch will submit your request to Marigold Library System, the administrators of L2U.

For more information and a catalogue of available titles, visit Marigold’s L2U site.

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Online Privacy and Access to Information Statement

Introduction

Chinook Arch Regional Library System is a collaborative network public libraries in southwestern Alberta. This statement addresses your online privacy and access to information through the Chinook Arch Integrated Library System (ILS) and website.

The Chinook Arch Library System is subject to the Libraries Act and Regulation R.S.A. 2000 Chap. L-11 and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP), and uphold the Canadian Federation of Library Associations’ (CFLA) Statement on Intellectual Freedom and Libraries.

The Chinook Arch Library Board’s bylaws and policies are publicly available, including its Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) bylaw and Information Technology policy.

Collection and Disclosure of Personal Information

The System only collects the amount of personal information needed to conduct library services and programs. Personally identifiable information contained in the patron record may include:

  • Name

  • Address

  • Phone number(s)

  • Email address

Inactive patron records are purged after two years.

The System does not collect personal information for commercial marketing or distribution to private organizations. The System will only disclose personal information:

a. to law enforcement in response to a court order, such as a warrant, subpoena, or other legal compulsion.

b. in partnership with other Alberta libraries and library systems for the purposes of sharing materials under conditions defined in existing resource sharing agreements and programs (e.g. interlibrary loan agreements, TAL Card, ME Libraries), collecting fees or fines, and retrieving borrowed materials.

Tracking and Security

Cookies – When you visit a website it may deposit a piece of data, called a web cookie, with the temporary web browser files on your computer. If you wish, you can change the settings on your web browser to deny cookies, or to warn you when a site is about to deposit cookies on your hard drive.

Encryption – The System’s website links patrons to their My Library. This service uses encryption during the login process/transmission of a patron’s login information.

eResources – The System subscribes to various databases found under the eLibrary tab of the System’s and our libraries’ websites. The administrative software of the databases may identify individual patron barcodes with specific titles read, however the System only uses the information anonymously to aggregate usage by patron’s registered library. The System does not analyze individual patron usage. Users may read the databases’ privacy policies on their home pages.

External Links – The System’s website links to other websites and eResources that may collect personal information. Users should review the privacy policies of these sites before providing them with personal data.

Reading History – Patrons can save their reading histories if they so desire. These lists are private unless the patron chooses to share them, and the System will not share these lists, except when in response to a law enforcement court order, such as a warrant, subpoena, or other legal compulsion.

Usage Statistics – The System uses Google Analytics and Microsoft Clarity to discover usage of the System’s and our libraries’ websites. Google Analytics and Microsoft Clarity use cookies. Users may read Google Analytics’ and Microsoft Clarity policies on their respective websites.

Parental Responsibility for Minors

Chinook Arch does not act in loco parentis. Parents and legal guardians take responsibility for what their children access on and through the System’s website. No age restrictions or filters apply to the System’s databases, eLibrary, or links to external sites.

Programs and Events

Online Forms and Electronic Communication with System Staff – The System may provide online forms for facilitating services or resource acquisition suggestions. These forms will require some user personal information. The System will gather only the personal information necessary to facilitate the registration or request, and the personal information will not be used for any other purpose. Personal information provided to System staff through any other electronic communications, such as email, text, etc. will be used only to facilitate the request submitted.

Photographs – The System posts a regular newsletter to its website, which may contain photographs from its Board’s activities or its member libraries’ public programs and events. Attendees should speak to System or Library staff in advance if they do not wish to have photographs of themselves appear in the System’s newsletter.

Social Media

The System may provide access to social media. Users posting comments to the System’s social media should be aware of the public nature of such posts and of their responsibility to exercise caution when sharing personally identifiable information over social media.

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Digital copies of historical newspapers from regional communities including Lethbridge, Cardston, Magrath, Fort Macleod, Blood Reserve, Milk River, and Granum.

The Southern Alberta Newspaper Collection is a free resource courtesy of the University of Lethbridge Library Digitization Team.

It contains digitally archived copies of the following historical newspapers: Alberta Star, Barons Enterprise, Barons Globe, Cardston News, Cardston Record, Granum Adverister, Granum Herald, Granum News, Granum Press, Granum Times, Kainai News, Lethbridge News, Macleod Advertiser, Macleod Chronicle, Macleod Gazette, Macleod News, Macleod Spectator, Magrath Pioneer, Milk River Review & Sun Dance Echo. 

Print, save, or download single pages or entire issues of newspaper content as images or PDFs.

Back issues of The Lethbridge Herald

Lethbridge Herald (1905-1948)

Lethbridge Herald (1948-1963)

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An orange and white owl with glasses perches on a sign reading "LOTE 4 Kids: Storytime in your language."

LOTE4Kids is a library eresource that allows kids to enjoy the magic of digital books in many languages from around the world, including sign language. Each book has an English translation to help develop multilingual reading and listening skills. 

Enjoy the stories, learn to read more fluently, and enhance your understanding of other languages! New books and languages are being added regularly.
LOTE4Kids is available as a website or an app. 

If prompted to search for your library, enter "Chinook Arch."

Sign in with your library barcode. 

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Newspaper Archive is a collection of online newspaper archives from Alberta, including older issues of the Lethbridge Herald and Medicine Hat Times.

If you want to bookmark this resource in your browser, you'll need to bookmark this webpage, rather than the Newspaper Archive webpage you are directed to. 

To read current newspapers online, please visit PressReader.

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Instantly checkout ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines published in Alberta.

The Read Alberta Collection has over 2000 titles in a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction genres. Sign in with your library card barcode and PIN. Be sure to see how the site works by clicking Getting Started below

Included is the Prairie Indigenous eBook Collection, a selection of 230+ books written by Indigenous authors and published in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

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Choose from thousands of ebooks and audiobooks to access on your mobile device or computer.

With the Libby app , or the OverDrive website, you can borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines. Check out Libby app or OverDrive website today to get started!

Check if your device is compatible with Libby 

Tablets and smartphones work best for using apps like Libby and accessing library resources.
They let you download apps and visit library websites easily.

eReaders can only be used for ebooks.
They don’t allow access to library audiobooks, newspapers, magazines, or streaming resources. eReaders use third-party software and sometimes have more issues accessing Libby. The best ereaders to use with Libby/OverDrive are Kobos with built in OverDrive integration.

Kindles cannot access Libby/OverDrive.

 

Need help with Libby/OverDrive?

  • Call 403-380-7311 to contact Lethbridge Public Library Information Services
  • Get in touch via our Libby Help Form

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On-demand learning for in-demand skills.

Gale Presents: Udemy offers more than 12,000 high-quality, on-demand video courses taught by world-class instructors across 75 categories for upskilling in the areas of business, technology, and design. You can also achieve personal success with courses on health and well-being, the arts, language learning, and more.

You can select the instructor and content that best addresses your needs and learning preferences and filter search results on course features, level, duration, topic, and ratings. Smart recommendations based on your previous in-app activities offer a personalized learning experience with suggested courses relevant to your interests. 

Access to Udemy is free for Chinook Arch Regional Library patrons. You may be prompted to enter your access code when signing into Udemy - this will be your library card number.

*Content is powered by the Udemy for Business collection.

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