About Duchess & District Public Library

The Duchess & District Public Library opened on June 7th, 1977 and serves the Village of Duchess and the surrounding County of Divisions 3 and 8.


The Duchess & Distict Public Library is a member of the Shortgrass Library System. This allows members access to borrowing privileges in the following libraries: Bassano, Bow Island, Brooks, Duchess, Foremost, Medicine Hat, Rainier, Ralston, Redcliff, Rolling Hills, Rosemary and Tilley.

Over 6,000 volumes in our Duchess library with direct access to all the materials in the libraries listed above.
Materials include Adult & Children fiction, non-fiction, Dvds, Books on CD, magazines. Interlibrary loans - Access to materials all over Alberta not available within the Shortgrass System

  • 2 public computers with free internet access
  • Printer/scanner/fax machine/laminator
Pre-School Storytimes

  • Tuesday and Thursday mornings from October - May 10 am - 10:30 am
  • Drop in for stories, songs, crafts & fun!

"After School Rules"

  • 1st Friday of each month October - May 3:15 - 4:30 pm
  • 8-12 yr olds
Sign up for a ton of after school fun! Games, quests, crafts, snacks, prizes!!
Summer Reading Program

  • July and August
  • Reading club filled with activities, contests, snacks, prizes!!