The Edmonton Chinatown Chinese Library was built under the planning and cooperation of the Chinese Cultural Centre Council. It is a place to spread Chinese culture overseas and promote diversity and multicultural knowledge in Canada. The library is now heading towards a flourishing growth in achieving our goal.
Over the years, the Chinese Library has received strong support from the Chinese Consulate General in Calgary, and regularly receives the latest DVDs from China and Hong Kong every month as well as magazines and newspapers donated by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of different provinces. At the same time, it has also received personal donations and donations from many enthusiastic people, which are all to expand the library's collection and provide readers with more and better services. Many volunteers also volunteered their own time to contribute to the construction of the Chinese library in order for the library to develop smoothly.
Established for three years, we have grown from 3700 collections to 20000 and from zero members to 600. The members of the library consist of people within the Chinese community and beyond as there are many other people interested in learning about Chinese culture. Collections vary from Cantonese and Mandarin books to English books that discuss Chinese culture. The collections include both simplified and traditional characters.
The library also has a modern book network management system, with functions such as online retrieval, renewal and reservation. At the same time, the library not only provides services of various books and audio-visual materials for the Chinese, but also cooperates with other associations to hold various cultural exchange activities, such as home gardening lectures, children's story meetings, teaching foreigners to learn Chinese, Reading clubs, the elderly learn IPad, IPhone, etc. We hope that more people can come here to share this public resource, so that more people can understand the long history and cultural traditions of Chinese civilization.
圖書館提供借閱（書籍，期刊，影像）Library provides lending (books, journals, videos)
館內閱讀（報紙，期刊，圖書）Reading in the library (newspapers, periodicals, books)
上網瀏覽等各種功能 Internet browsing
讀者還可通過上網查詢，續借各種書籍、期刊和影像。Readers can also check online to renew books, periodicals and videos.
At the same time, it cooperates with other clubs and institutions to jointly organize various cultural exchange activities. Currently, there are family gardening lectures, children's story sessions, youth history lectures, financial management lectures, Evergreen Club, the elderly learn IPad, IPhone, etc.
The library organizes book sales and free periodicals donation activities from time to time. We welcome compatriots and friends from all walks of life to come to the Chinese library often!
Edmonton Chinatown Chinese Library
We hope to more people coming here to share this public resource,
Let more people understand the long history and cultural traditions of Chinese civilization.