RISE Network

At 75 public libraries across Alberta, you can engage and interact with live presenters, learn new skills, book meetings, and more, all through videoconference technology. Launched in 2009 by Chinook Arch, Marigold, and Shortgrass Regional Library Systems, the RISE Network enhances local library service by connecting regions serving over 500,000 people.

The RISE Network (originally the Rural Information Services Initiative), links eighty libraries and five library system headquarters via a sophisticated, secure network.