Northern Lights Library System

NLLS is the administration office for the libraries in our region, serving 52 municipalities and a population of 156,465.

5615-48 Street Postal Bag 8 Elk Point, Alberta Canada T0A 1A0
Phone Number:
(780) 724-2596 2110
The Northern Lights Library System (NLLS) is one part of the seven regional library systems across Alberta, helping deliver comprehensive, efficient library services to all Albertans, regardless of where they live. Working together, NLLS libraries in northeast Alberta are able to accomplish more than any single library could alone. Our member libraries make their own decisions on building their collections, staffing, budgeting, and setting policies. But together, we offer:
  • Access to a combined inventory of materials and services for all patrons to enjoy
  • A gateway to global information services delivered locally
  • A strong and united voice in provincial library initiatives
  • System-wide back-end services so member libraries can concentrate on local customer service
  • Pooling of resources in order to maximize value and minimize costs
  • Support for member libraries to remain current in our ever-changing knowledge-based environment

Located in Elk Point, Northern Lights headquarters is operated by a team of library specialists who coordinate all NLLS functions and assist each member library in a variety of ways:

  • Consulting for services, facilities, technology & programs
  • Central ordering, cataloguing & processing of library materials
  • Reference & information services
  • Delivery services
  • Union catalogue of member library resources
  • Circulating block collections of talking books, large print & specialty theme collections
  • Continuing staff education & training
  • Membership in The Alberta Library (TAL) card program, providing privileges at other Alberta libraries

Last modified on February 3, 2017  by Town of Elk Point

Category: Non-Profit Public Libraries


Did You Know?

Village of Elk Point Formed, 1938
In the words of J.C. Jensen "We have functioned barely a year and as the first Council we feel at this date, that justifiable pride can be taken in the solvency of the village finances, and in the local improvements that have been carried out. We do not claim infallibility but we have sincerely tried to provide the greatest good for the greatest number. We feel a pride in our village. We hope that it may grow more beautiful, become ever more conscious of the civic pride and truly be a community of which the younger growing generation can always look back to as a sphere of pleasant memories. Our aim is to foster the feeling beyond our confines, that we need them as well as their need of us."