- Programs for adults and seniors are offered September through May.
- The Adult Department provides the following collections: general fiction, mysteries, westerns, science fiction, nonfiction books and paperbacks; large print books for the visually challenged; newspapers; magazines; talking books; audio cassette tapes; compact discs; DVD’s; VHS video cassette tapes of an informational nature; pamphlets; government documents; and Moose Jaw Times Herald on microfilm.
- Books in languages other than English can be made available upon request.
- Seating is provided for users to read and do research and includes study carrels, tables and soft chairs. In addition, there is a reading room for those who need a quiet place to study.
- Six public access terminals are provided for easy access to the library’s catalogue.
- Eight public access Internet workstations are provided. There is no charge for the use of the workstations; however, anyone wishing to print from a site must pay 25 cents per page. The Community Access Program (CAP) provided funding for two of the workstations.
- A microfilm/fiche reader/printer is available for use of researchers. Copies are 25 cents per page.
- A photocopier is available for public use. Copies may be made for 15 cents.
Young Adult Department
- The Library provides a collection of paperback and hardcover books which are specifically targeted to an audience of 12 – 19 year old young people. The paperback collection is divided into the following categories: romance, adventure, popular, mystery, science fiction/fantasy, sports, and biography. Magazines of particular interest to this age group are included in the adult magazine collection.
- The Children’s Department offers story times and other programs for preschool and school aged children (up to the age of 13.)
- The Children’s Department provides collections of the following types of material: picture books, fiction and nonfiction books and paperbacks, books on tape, audio cassette tapes, VHS videos, DVD’s, magazines, and pamphlets. There is also a small collection of books in the French language.
- The staff of the Children’s Department provide assistance to users in finding specific items or information on specific topics. This assistance is provided to those who visit the library in person, to those who telephone, and to those who fax in requests.
- Seating is provided at tables for those who wish to do research or read for pleasure.
- Two public access Internet workstation are provided for which there is no charge. Should users wish to print material, a charge of 25 cents per page is levied. Children must have permission from their parents before being allowed to use the workstation. Parents/guardians are responsible for monitoring their child/children’s use of the Internet. The Community Access Program (CAP) provided funding towards one of these workstations.
- The staff of the Reference Department provide assistance to library users in finding specific items or information on a topic of interest to the user. Where it is determined that the library does not have a specific item, the Reference staff assist users in initiating interlibrary loan requests to obtain the item from another library.
- Reference staff utilize all of the various library collections as well as licensed on-line databases and Internet sources.
- Reference staff provide assistance to those who visit the library in person, those who telephone for assistance, those who fax in requests for assistance and those who e-mail their questions.
- Users who want to ask for assistance by telephone should call 692-2787 and ask to be connected to the Reference Desk. The fax number for those who wish to fax in their requests is 692-3368.
- The collection of the Archives Department includes photographs, original documents, community histories, books, magazines and clippings on the recorded history of Moose Jaw and area.
- Reference staff provide assistance to those who are doing research in this department.
- The hours of opening in the Archives are limited. Those who wish to use the department may call Assistant Head Librarian at 692-2787 for an appointment. Appointments will be arranged for a time which is convenient to the user and during which the library has sufficient staffing to provide assistance.
- Seating is provided at large tables and counters to provide ease of use of materials.
- Rental of the meeting rooms and the theatre are arranged through the Support/Technical Services Department. When not required by the Public Library and Art Museum, the facilities are available for rent by other groups and agencies in the community. The facilities are not available for rent for occasions which are purely social in nature.