We're back!

Heisler Public Library is open to the public! Access to the library is through the back door on the North side of the building. 

Our new hours are Wednesday from 9 AM to Noon & 1 - 6 PM

Please practice physical distancing, hygiene rules, and stay at home if you aren't feeling well, and adhere to our rules for re-opening: 
  • We are allowing only two patrons at one time (please knock on door before entering) and no children under the age of 12. We welcome parents/guardians to pick up materials for minors.
  • Please use hand sanitizer when entering and leaving.
  • We will have one computer station open for adults requiring the internet.
  • A bin will be located at the door for book returns.
  • No access to public washrooms.
  • We will continue to offer curbside service to those who prefer.
  • Any questions please call the library at 780-889-3925 or email heislerlibrary@prl.ab.ca



Download your favourite newspapers and magazines from all over the world.

Read your favourite international, national, and provincial newspapers online, often before it even hits newsstands. Enjoy newspapers at home or on your mobile.

These instructions are for accessing PressReader outside of the library. If you are using library wifi, you will be automatically connected to Parkland Regional Library's PressReader hotspot and don't have to sign in. However, signing in gives you more features, like commenting on, saving, and sharing articles.

“Please note that the Globe and Mail can only be accessed inside the library due to their copyright restrictions.”

Using the PressReader website

  1. Go to the PressReader website – www.pressreader.com
  2. If you are accessing PressReader from outside of the library sign in with your library card number to access full content.
    1. Click Sign In in the top right corner.
    2. Click Library Card.
    3. Select Parkland Regional Library from drop down list. Enter your information. Click Sign In.
    4. A green cup appears on the top of the screen when you are successfully connected to the library's PressReader hotspot.
  3. The home page of PressReader features top news stories. To access publications, click the three-bar icon in the top left corner.
  4. Select Publications.
  5. Click a newspaper/magazine to start reading.

Your authentication for PressReader lasts two days. Afterward, you will need to login again to continue accessing content.

If you have difficulty accessing content:

  1. Click your username in the top right corner. Click Sign Out.
  2. Sign back in with your library card.

Using the PressReader App

  1. Download the PressReader app from your app store.
  2. If you are accessing PressReader from outside of the library sign in to your PressReader account to access full content.
    1. Open the PressReader app. Tap Accounts (or the silhouette icon, depending on the device you are using).
    2. Tap Sign In.
    3. Tap the Library Card icon (orange square).
    4. Select Parkland Regional Library from the list of libraries. (Use the search bar to find Parkland faster.) Enter your library card information. Tap Sign In.
  3. Tap a newspaper or magazine you want to read.
  4. Tap Open. This will automatically download the publication to your device so you can read it offline. (The download process can take a few minutes.)

Your authentication for PressReader lasts two days. After your authentication expires, PressReader will prompt you for payment. Don’t pay. Reauthenticate:

  1. Tap Accounts (or the silhouette icon).
  2. Tap your account information.
  3. Tap Sign Out.
  4. Tap Sign In and sign back in with your library card.