Barnwell Library

The Barnwell Library provides residents with access to books, audio books, DVD’s and other materials from over 30 libraries within the Chinook Arch Regional Library system.


320 Heritage Road
Barnwell, AB

Hours of Operation

Tuesday: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM


  • Library Manager:  Kim Shimbashi
  • Student Interns:  Jenna Rozendaal, Judy Wolf

Board Members:

  • Jane Porter, Chair
  • Marg McCulloch, Treasurer
  • Julie Wood, Secretary
  • Deb Hansen
  • Jane Johnson
  • Gwen Chipman
  • Susan Torrie
  • Gloria Harrington


New from…

Canadian Occupations….You’re the first to offer a toast at a family wedding, and the last one standing on karaoke night. The stage has always been your second home, but have you ever wondered where your showmanship came from? Discovering an ancestor’s occupation could give you insight into their life — as well as your own. Many collections on could contain information about how an ancestor spent their days. Explore Census collections, Passenger Lists, Voters Lists and Church & Vital Records to discover valuable information about an ancestor’s career, your family’s story and yourself. Available in the Library.

CNIB Library Partners Program

Audio books and a player are available for anyone who has trouble reading print for any reason! Even if it just hurts to hold a book! All books are one CD each regardless of length. Many popular magazines are also available. Do you know anyone who would benefit from this service?

Videoconferencing is available in the Library. Go to for upcoming presentations.


  • Free WiFi
  • Video Conferencing
  • Public computers
  • Subscription to to our patrons
  • New library cards with key tabs

Access to books, audio books, DVD’s and other materials from over 30 libraries within the Chinook Arch Regional Library system including Taber Public Library, Coaldale Public Library, Lethbridge Public Library, etc.


Moms and Tots

Bring your toddlers and preschoolers to the library on Thursdays @ 10:30 for stories, songs and crafts! Tons of Fun!

Did you know?

You can now borrow UWALK Pedometer Kits from your library!

Being active regularly can sometimes be a challenge. Developed by the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation and funded by the Government of Alberta, UWALK  aims to help Albertans find their stride.

UWALK allows you to track your activity online or by downloading a personal activity log.