Who We Are

Medicine Hat's Community Living Room

Since 1915

The Library has been an institution in Medicine Hat since our doors opened in November of 1915. We have evolved from a small reading room offering a limited selection of books to a modern-day library offering electronic resources, programs, and opportunities for our community to connect.

We're building community.

Watch the short video below to understand more about who we are and what we do.


The Medicine Hat Public Library serves as a community hub, providing equitable and convenient access to books, media, information, and programs that help to educate, enrich, entertain, and inform.


That the Medicine Hat Public Library is a valued resource, fostering lifelong learning and enhancing the vitality of the community now and into the future.


» Equitable access and inclusion

» Freedom of information

» Lifelong learning

» Intellectual freedom

» Connecting community