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Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives

The Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives - Current Services

We are delighted to offer the following services for Banff Centre Participants, Artists, Faculty and Staff:

  • Open hours:  9:30 am to 1 pm, Mondays and Wednesdays; 9:30 am to 4 pm on Fridays
  • Library accounts for borrowing privileges
  • Collection tours
  • Listening and viewing stations
  • Public computers and printing station
  • Research assistance, by appointment
  • A fabulous view!

Regrettably, the Library and Archives remain closed for the general public until further notice.

The Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives play a vital role in meeting the educational and professional needs of artists, leaders, and researchers from Canada and around the world who come to Banff Centre each year. The Library houses an exceptional and diverse collection, with a particular emphasis on Canadian arts, crafts, indigenous studies, literature, and mountain culture. This collection includes books, periodicals, music scores, audio and video recordings, digital materials, and artists' books. In parallel, the Archives safeguards Banff Centre's extraordinary artistic legacy, functioning as the Centre's institutional memory and a valuable resource for researching its history and activities.

Paul D. Fleck (1934-1992)

Paul D. Fleck was the president of Banff Centre from 1982--1992. Recognized as a cultural leader, forward-thinking administrator, and skilled communicator, he made a profound impact not only on Banff Centre but also on the wider Canadian cultural and business sectors. His unwavering passion for literature and spoken expression, coupled with his profound dedication to Banff Centre's historical heritage, motivated him to champion the growth of Banff Center's Library and the establishment of its Archives.

"I want to formally tell much I appreciate you and the service you provide.  You...set the bar much highter than it's ever been regarding what a librarian can be, and perhaps ought to be."  

Artist/Participant, 2024

" The resource librarians were so helpful and made a real contribution to my work at my residency." 

Artist/Participant, 2023


The Paul D. Fleck Library & Archives is located in the Kinnear Centre for Creativity and Innovation (KCCI), 2nd floor

Library Open hours:  9:30 am to 1:00 pm, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Archives hours:  by appointment only

Please email or for more information or assistance.

Regrettably, the Library and Archives remain closed for the general public until further notice.

Contact Us
Tel: 403.762.6265
Fax: 403.762.6266
Tel: 403-762-6440
Fax: 403-762-6266

107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
Box 1020, Stn. 43
Banff, Alberta
T1L 1H5 Canada

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