Guiding Principles


By endeavoring to preserve and develop a future where access to the full spectrum of information media is available without restriction, and by providing the best possible contemporary library services, the Sylvan Lake Municipal Library strives to foster a well informed and literate community.


The Sylvan Lake Municipal Library exists to provide access to comprehensive information in response to the needs of the community, to uphold the principles of intellectual freedom, and to promote cultural enrichment.

Belief Statement

The Sylvan Lake Municipal Library believes that knowledge leads to wisdom, and is gained via access to information of all natures, in all mediums.

Plan of Service

Strategic Plan 2016-2020




Your Privacy

The Sylvan Lake Municipal Library is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to its website. In accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP), and with our policy on the Confidentiality of Users’ Records, your personal information will not be collected on this website unless you choose to use online products and services that require it. Your personal information will then only be used to provide you with the library services that you select, and for no other purpose. Sylvan Lake Municipal Library does not track the websites you visit when using library computers.

We use Google Analytics to see how library websites are being used. The data retrieved from Google Analytics is anonymous; we are not able to connect it with specific users. For people who prefer to disable Google Analytics tracking of their web use, Google provides a browser add-on that automatically prevents information from being sent to Google Analytics. Follow the link to find out more about this add-on.