Paul D. Fleck Library & Archives

The Library and Archives is the intellectual and collaborative heart of the campus providing inviting physical spaces and rich collections which stimulate exploration, creativity, and the exchange of ideas and knowledge.

Views of Sulphur Mountain and Mount Bourgeau

Library and Archives

The library is a complete gem, I could have stayed there the whole residency, what an amazing resource and fantastic staff.

Artist/Participant, 2015

The Library and Archives serves the learning and professional needs of the artists, leaders, and researchers from across Canada and around the world who participate in programs at The Banff Centre every year. The library provides a unique and extensive collection that includes music scores, books, periodicals, audio and video recordings, digital resources and artists’ books. The archives collections preserve the extraordinary legacy of The Banff Centre and are a resource for research into the history and activities of The Banff Centre.

Paul D. Fleck (1934-1992)

A cultural statesman, visionary administrator and passionate communicator, Paul Fleck had a major impact, not only on The Banff Centre, but on the Canadian cultural and business community as a whole. His passion for the written and spoken word, and The Banff Centre's history, led him to champion the growth of the Centre's library and the development of its archives.