Guiding Principles

Vision

The Didsbury Municipal Library is a community hub that makes the world of information, imagination, and ideas freely accessible to all.

We believe that our library should:

  •     Provide services free of charge
  •     Develop a collection that reflects our diverse society
  •     Be considered an essential service in our community
  •     Strive for excellence
  •     Be a place for discussion and dialogue
  •     Provide a comfortable and welcoming environment
  •     Stimulate creativity
  •     Support lifelong learning
  •     Be an internet portal for the community

Mission

With creativity and innovation we will strive toward our vision by:

  •     Being sensitive to the needs of our community
  •     Providing a balanced collection
  •     Providing excellent customer service
  •     Providing a welcoming environment that encourages greater use of the library
  •     Endorsing the Canadian Library Association statement on intellectual freedom
  •     Making current information technology available to our customers
  •     Sharing resources
  •     Developing partnerships that enhance our services

Plan of Service

Didsbury Municipal Library maintains a three year Plan of Service. View the full plan of service here.

Your Privacy

The Didsbury 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. Didsbury 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.