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About Milner Library
Opened in 1967 and renamed in 1996 in honour of library champion Stanley A. Milner for his lifetime of commitment to EPL—this branch is the heart of EPL and downtown. The Milner Library receives over 1.2 million visits each year.
In the fall of 2014, City Council approved funding for the revitalization and renewal of the Stanley A. Milner Library. The total budget as of December 2017 was $84.5 million with the expectation that $10 million would come through community support and fundraising. We surpassed our original goal and raised over 18 million dollars with support from the community and the Friends of EPL.
The Stanley A. Milner Library closed for renovations on December 31, 2016 and renewal work began in January 2017. The revitalized Milner Library will help build a thriving, vibrant downtown, and serve as a key component in Edmonton's economic prosperity.
Milner Through the Years
See the transformation from the Main Library to the Centennial Library to the Stanely A. Milner Library we know and love today.

Main Library, 1925

Milner Library, 1996

Centennial Library, 1967

Milner Library, 2018
Milner Library, 2020
About Stanley A. Milner
Dr. Stanley A. Milner spearheaded the construction of the main library as Edmonton’s project to celebrate Canada’s Centennial in 1967, while serving as the chair of the library board from 1963-68. To honour his many contributions to EPL, the downtown branch was renamed after him in a ceremony on August 22, 1996.
Stanley A. Milner
About Shelley Milner
Dr. Stanley A. Milner fully funded the initial children’s library at the downtown branch, and it was also his generous donation that allowed the space to be drastically renovated and expanded in 2010. The library was named in honour of his late daughter, Shelley Milner, who loved to read and was rarely without a book in her hand. The dedication ceremony took place on May 4, 2010.
Shelley Milner Children's Library
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Audio Tour
“Tour Stop 00 - Pilar Intro”
1. “Tour Stop 00 - Pilar Intro”1:05
2. “Tour Stop 01 - Atrium”0:52
3. “Tour Stop 02 - The Wall”1:17
4. “Tour Stop 03 - 1st Floor”0:49
5. “Tour Stop 04 - 1st Floor”0:37
6. “Tour Stop 05 - 1st Floor”1:00
7. “Tour Stop 06 - Indigenous Gathering Space”0:55
8. “Tour Stop 07 - Children's Library”0:36
9. “Tour Stop 08 - Children's Library”0:22
10. “Tour Stop 09 - Children's Library”0:41
11. “Tour Stop 10 - Children's Library”0:27
12. “Tour Stop 11 - Children's Library”0:17
13. “Tour Stop 12 - 2nd Floor”0:20
14. “Tour Stop 13 - 2nd Floor”0:12
15. “Tour Stop 14 - Gamerspace”1:24
16. “Tour Stop 15 - Makerspace”0:44
17. “Tour Stop 16 - Makerspace”0:38
18. “Tour Stop 17 - Makerspace”0:45
19. “Tour Stop 18 - Makerspace”1:18
20. “Tour Stop 19 - 2nd Floor”0:50
21. “Tour Stop 20 - 2nd Floor”0:13
22. “Tour Stop 21 - 2nd Floor”1:37
23. “Tour Stop 22 - 3rd Floor”0:07
24. “Tour Stop 23 - 3rd Floor”0:21
25. “Tour Stop 24 - 3rd Floor”0:16
26. “Tour Stop 25 - 3rd Floor”0:27
27. “Tour Stop 26 - Lower Level and Exterior”1:19
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