Rusty Macdonald Branch

Lawson Civic Centre

The Rusty MacDonald Branch opened in March, 1989 as part of the Lawson Civic Centre. It was developed to serve the northern population of the City and is popular with patrons driving in from Warman, Martensville and other rural areas.The branch was named after long-standing library advocate and trustee, R.H. “Rusty” Macdonald.

The Rusty Macdonald Branch is wheelchair accessible and has a 24 hour bookdrop available. 

Upcoming Events

View All Events

How to use this Location

Make a trip to SPL a part of your day.

Located in the Lawson Civic Centre, which also features a public swimming pool, sauna and weight room, Rusty Macdonald Branch is a great part of our community. 

Our custom built play kitchen has been a draw for over 25 years as community members grow with the library. Our wall of south-facing windows create a well-lit and welcoming environment to enjoy the newspaper or get some studying done. The nearby Henk Ruys Soccer Center is a popular location for soccer tournaments and the Lawson Heights Mall is just a short walk across the street. Rusty Macdonald is well positioned to provide support for many local schools, and we are always a great place to stop by after swimming lessons. 

Rusty Macdonald Branch in the Lawson Civic Centre is just across from the bus terminal on the otherside of Primrose Drive. You can get to the branch using public transit:

Route 12 (River Heights)
Route 30 (Lawson Heights/City Centre)
and Route 35 (Silverwood/City Centre)



  • 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)

Book a Computer

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