Reopening Restrictions

The newly renovated John M. Cuelenaere branch of the Prince Albert Public Library is now open for regular Fall/Winter hours.
Bernice Sayese Centre and Saskatchewan Polytechnic locations will reopen at a later date.

The library is coordinating its pandemic response with other city facilities. Some services are affected:

1) Public computers will not be available.
2) Public Seating will be kept to a minimum.
3) Building occupancy will be limited to 50 members of the public.
4) Members of the public entering the building will have their temperature taken.
5) Public washrooms will not be available.
6) Meeting rooms and the theatre will be made available later.
7) Library programs will commence later.
8) Members of the public are encouraged to wear masks while visiting the library.
9) Members of the public are encouraged to keep their visits as short as possible.

We are pleased to still be offering our Curbside-Pick-up Service

Closed for Thanksgiving Weekend

John M. Cuelenaere Public Library will be closed:
Sunday, October 11th and Monday, October 12th for Thanksgiving.

We will reopen for our regular Fall hours on Tuesday, October 13th.

COVID-19 restrictions will still apply.

Saskatchewan Libraries Mobile App

SILS App

One province, one library card, one app! Access Saskatchewan’s public libraries’ catalogue anywhere at any time with the new app from SILS.  Search the catalogue, place holds, and renew items from this fast, easy to use app on your mobile device.

Search the catalogue:

  • Enter your search terms right from the home screen. Don’t see what you’re looking for right away? Use the filters to refine your search and get your hands on the item you want fast.
  • View an item’s holdings to find out where you can pick up a copy.
  • Place a hold to have an item sent to your preferred library for pickup once it’s available.

Manage your account:

  • Check to see if you have items ready for pickup, or overdue, and check your fines right on the home screen.
  • Renew items out.
  • View and manage your holds.
  • View your reading history.
  • View your fines details.

Access your library barcode:

  • No need to panic if you’ve forgotten your library card; the app includes a barcode image you can use to borrow materials.

Canada Revenue Agency Tax and Benefit Information Sessions

The John M. Cuelenaere Public Library, in partnership with the Canada Revenue Agency’s Saskatchewan Outreach team, will be hosting the following virtual Tax and Benefit information sessions in order to support individuals:

Monday October 05, 7:00 PM: Benefits and Credits

Tuesday October 06, 2:00 PM: Slam the Scam

Tuesday October 06, 7:00 PM: Disability Tax Credit

Each session will be approximately 30 minutes long and registration is limited to 25 people.

The password for each event is “Outreach”.

The audio for each session will be broadcast through your computer speakers or headphones.  You will be able to type in any questions you might have in the Q&A box.

Click here to register: John M. Cuelenaere Public Library hosting Canada Revenue Agency Outreach .

Registration is limited so sign up now!”

Curbside Pick-up Service

Curbside Pick-up Service Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday: 9:00am – 12:00pm & 2:00pm – 8:30pm
Friday – Saturday: 9:00am – 12:00pm & 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Sunday: 1:00pm – 4:30pm

Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Place your hold online (click the Log In tab at the top left hand side of the screen)
Step 2: When your items are available you will get a notification via phone or email.
Step 3: Once you get your notification, call the library at 306-763-8496 to book a time for pick-up.
See pick-up times above. You will sign up for a 30 minute time slot within those windows.
Step 4: When you get to the library at the allotted time pull up to the 5 Minute Loading Zone at the North side of the building.
Step 5: Call 306-980-8496, give us your barcode number and last name. If you don’t have a cell phone you will have to knock on the door to alert us that you’ve arrived.
Step 6: Our staff will bring your items, nicely bagged up, to the table outside, set it down and go back inside.
Step 7: You grab your bag and enjoy your library books!

Our outside returns slot is open so please place any items you wish to return into the slot. If you have items that will not fit in the slot please come into the library and drop the items off at the circulation desk. Please note we must quarantine returned items for 72 hours before checking them in. Please do not be concerned if your items are not checked in right away.

We are reopen to the public now, but are continuing with our curbside pick-up service.

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!

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!