The Alice B Donahue Library & Archives is dedicated to providing library and information services and materials to further the educational, recreational, and cultural needs of the residents of the Town and County of Athabasca, and to preserve the heritage of Athabasca and region.
The library offers free public access computers and Internet in addition to borrowing of books, e-books, digital newspapers and magazines, movies, and other resources. Preschoolers can enjoy story time on Fridays at 10:30am! A variety of educational and literacy programming is available throughout the year for children to enjoy.
The Athabasca Archives is home to the rich history of the Athabasca region. Located within the Athabasca Public Library on 48th Street, the archives are open on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and exist to preserve and make available historical evidence about the Athabasca region. You can also find some historical artifacts on display – further clues to our cultural heritage.
The archives have processed thousands of historical photos of the region, many of which can be viewed online. Take a look at the town before and after the Great Fire in 1913, watch ships be built on the riverfront, and explore some of our hamlets and summer villages through word and image. If you’re looking for information on family history, our archivist would be pleased to help you.