Library Closed Until Further Notice

Due to concerns over COVID-19 the library’s Main branch and the Bernice Sayese Branch  will be shutting their doors to the public effective 4:00pm March 17th, 2020. We will remain closed until further notice.

Unfortunately, we cannot offer curbside pick-up of library materials at this time due to our current renovation project.

JMCPL’s reopening is dependent on when our renovations are complete, however public libraries are slated to reopen during the second part of Phase 4 of the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan. Click here fore more information:

Our book drop will remain open if you need to return materials, but please note that late fines are suspended indefinitely, so it is not required that you return your materials on time.

Please check back with the website and follow us on social media for updates.

During this time we may not be able to answer any phone calls. If you require assistance, Reference Services will be available through our Facebook page:

Archives of Sexuality and Gender

Archives of Sexuality and Gender, the largest historical collection available in support the knowledge of gender studies and sexuality education, enables academic scholars to make new connections in LGBTQ history and activism, cultural studies, psychology, health, political science, policy studies, gender history, and other related disciplines of research, including gender studies research.

This growing archival program offers rich research opportunities across a wide span of human history.

The Archives of Sexuality and Gender program consists of four archives:

LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part I
LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part II
Sex and Sexuality, Sixteenth to Twentieth Century
International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture

Check out this database today on our Digital Library page under the Education & Research section!

Indigenous Peoples of North America Digital Archive

In honour of National Indigenous History Month JMCPL is pleased to roll out access to a new digital research tool!

Indigenous Peoples of North America provides users with a robust, diverse, informative source that will enhance research and increase understanding of the historical experiences, cultural traditions and innovations, and political status of Indigenous Peoples in the United States and Canada. These are the primary sources that take students beyond the facts and figures of history and into a deeper understanding of Indigenous Peoples.

Find it on our Digital Library page under the Genealogy & History section!

TD Summer Reading Club 2020

During this challenging time some changes needed to be made to the TD Summer Reading Club for this summer. Fortunately, the Club isn’t being cancelled this year! Instead, the whole thing is moving online.

Starting on June 15th, 2020 the Kid’s Site for the TD Summer Reading Club will officially launch and you’ll be able to register by searching our library’s postal code (S6V 1B7) and selecting JMCPL! You’ll be able to create an online notebook where you will be able to track your reading, do fun activities, and more!

Check out our TD Summer Reading Club page for more information, colouring pages, and more!

Coronavirus Research Database

Including coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak, this database curates openly available content related to coronaviruses. It includes thousands of open-access articles from the world’s leading publishers as well as current research from pre-print repositories such as arXiv and will continue to grow and evolve as more is learned about the pandemic.

Find it by clicking here and log in with your library barcode and PIN.

Or go to our Digital Library page and find it under the Health category.

Register for a Library Card Online!

Register for your library card online! Click the Log-in link on the top left hand since of the menu bar. From there click the Register Now link. Or, click or tap here: Register Now to be taken to the start of the registration process.

If you live within Prince Albert’s city limits and pay your taxes to the City of Prince Albert, select Prince Albert – John M. Cuelenaere from the drop down menu. Then enter your postal code.

If you do not pay taxes to the City of Prince Albert and live within one of the nearby RMs select Wapiti – Headquarters from the drop down menu.

Next, you will be taken to a page where you will fill out your personal information. Once you have filled out that information click submit. If you have questions about how to fill in your information please visit our Facebook page and send us a message there. Someone will be happy to help you.

Once you click submit we will generate the card for you and send you the barcode and PIN for your account via email.

JMCPL presents Creativebug!

Creativebug offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more. Simply sign up for an account to enjoy unlimited access to thousands of online art and craft classes. Watch the classes anytime, anywhere. Since the classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace. No pressure, just possibilities!

Check it out on our Digital Library page under the Hobbies & DIY section, or click the image above!

Homeschooling Resources Available!

We now have some resources available for teachers and students to use while schools and libraries are closed. To access the Infobase you can click the link below, or head over to our Digital Library page and go to the Students & Education section!

Homeschooling Resources

Note: These resources are available until the end of June

Included in this Homeschooling Resources Infobase:

Modern World History, Ancient and Medieval History, Science Online, Today’s Science, World Geography and Culture Online, Health Reference Center, Bloom’s Literature, World News Digest, Issues & Controversies, World Religions, Master Public Library eBook Subscription Collection, The World Almanac for Kids, The World Almanac for Kids Elementary

To access the databases use:
username: jmcpl_sk
password: media



March 19th, 2020 – We have decided to stop our Homebound Outreach services as of today to prevent the spread of COVID-19

March 17th, 2020 -The Library is closing to the public effective 4:00pm today.

– Effective immediately to prevent the spread of COVID-19, all library programs are cancelled

– Public computers are being shut off until further notice.

– Hold pick-up times have been extended. You now have 42 days (6 weeks) to pick up a hold.

March 16th, 2020 – In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Saskatchewan Libraries have made the decision to suspend Inter-Agency Holds. Beginning March 16th, the ability to place holds on materials from other libraries will be unavailable.

During this time late fines will not be accrued on any materials currently checked out.

The situation is evolving rapidly. Please keep and eye on our website and social media for updates.

Thank you,

~JMCPL Staff

All JMCPL Programs are Cancelled

Due to risk of infection from COVID-19 all library programs are cancelled beginning Tuesday, March 17 until further notice.