The New Central Library, located just east of City Hall in East Village, will be 240,000 square feet of functional, flexible, beautifully designed space. The NCL (as its friends call it) is a friendly city icon that invites all Calgarians to gather, learn, read, play, be challenged, relax, hang out and connect.

The $245 million project is a destination for Calgarians and visitors from around the world. Along with the National Music Centre, it’s another important civic institution and architectural icon within the East Village community.


Construction on the New Central Library began in 2014 with the LRT encapsulation, and is expected to be completed late in 2018. Our webcam keeps track of every step along the way by capturing a photo every 10 minutes. Visit often!

A New Chapter,
A New Bookmark

With construction now complete, the dawn of a new era in learning is here.

For New Central Library updates and information on the November 1st Grand Opening, visit