The NDP government is making library access more affordable for Albertans living on First Nations or Metis Settlements.
Until now, people living on reserves would normally have to pay a non-resident fee in order to access library services in a neighbouring community.
Municipal Affairs Minister, Danielle Larivee, was in Standoff on the Blood Reserve Friday.
She says libraries are important community hubs that should be available to everyone.
Larivee adds some of the non-resident fees were up to $60 which she calls un-affordable for some families.
The province is paying more than $670,000 to six regional library systems and three large urban libraries to cover non-resident membership costs.