Alice Turner Branch

Attridge Drive

The Alice Turner Branch replaced the smaller Sutherland Branch in December 1998. It was renamed after Alice Turner McFarland who was a library employee for 37 years and chief librarian from 1981 to 1989.

The first library in Canada to be built to the standards of C-2000 construction, Canada's environmental building code, Alice Turner Branch was expanded to double its original size in 2013. 

The Alice Turner Branch is wheelchair accessible and has a 24 hour book drop available. 



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How to use this Location

Make a trip to SPL a part of your day.

The large, sunny reading room and foyer at Alice Turner Branch is the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee with a friend, read the paper, play a board game or put the finishing touches on your term paper. With the Sasktel Soccer Centre right next door and both Centennial Collegiate and Saint Joseph High School nearby, Alice Turner Branch is a convenient stop on school days and during sporting events.

Stop by to pick up something to read, watch or listen to. We have a play area and a dedicated educational computer for small children to use, comfortable reading areas and group study tables.

You can reach the branch by the Attridge walk and bicycle trail. Free parking is available in front of and beside the building. You can also get to this branch using public transit:
Route 4 (Willowgrove Square)
Route 28 (Willowgrove/Silverspring)
Route 40 (Evergreen)
Route 45 (Kendardine)



  • Wifi
  • Public computers (1 hour at a time)
  • Printing (black & white,10 cents per page)
  • Photocopying (black & white, 10 cents per page)
  • Scanning to a USB or email (free)

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Room Rentals

We have auditoriums and meeting rooms available for rent. Book up to three months in advance to ensure your spot. Subsidized pricing is available for non-profit organizations

Locations and Rates

Group Loans and Class Tours

Book a tour with us, or set up a group loan for your classroom. With two weeks' notice, we can plan to present themed storytimes, library orientations and special programs.

Classes and Groups