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Read Alberta eBooks is the largest collection of its kind in Canada, with over 1,700 titles from Alberta-based publishers, available to borrow for free on public library websites across the province.  

Coordinated by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA), in partnership with the Public Library Services Branch (PLSB) and Alberta Municipal Affairs, the digital collection launched in February 2017 with 1,130 titles from 24 Alberta publishers.  

The collection includes genres ranging from literary fiction to academic, and everything in between, with new titles being added on a quarterly basis.  

In 2018, the collection was expanded to include eAudiobooks, some of which were produced through a partnership with the CNIB Foundation (formerly known as the Canadian National Institute for the Blind). The collection now counts over 70 eAudiobooks. 

In January 2019, the Prairie Indigenous eBooks Collection (PIEC) was launched. The collection brings together over 300 titles, by and about Indigenous peoples and cultures, released by book publishers in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  

Check out a book today through! With around-the-clock access to local books, there’s never a bookless moment.

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