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Locked Library: Thrilling Heroics

Locked Library: Thrilling Heroics

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April 13, 2024 7:00 PM MDT - April 13, 2024 9:30 PM MDT
Central Library
800 3 Street SE, Calgary, AB  T2G 0E7
Join us on Saturday, April 13 for a brand-new Locked Library!

Join us on Saturday, April 13 for a brand-new Locked Library!

One night. Four adventures. Recruit your most daring friends and gear up for Locked Library: Thrilling Heroics! Two hours of puzzles, mysterious artifacts, and far-flung destinations. It's an expedition of epic proportions!

This is a brand-new edition of Locked Library, inspired by centuries of high-octane, action-packed adventure novels. Join us at Central Library on April 13, 2024 to unlock the mysteries of the past and secrets buried deep within. 


Locked Library is the ultimate puzzle-solving challenge for Library lovers and game aficionados alike. Two hours. Four levels of the iconic Central Library. One trophy. Can you solve the clues and escape before time runs out?

Tickets are on sale now!

All proceeds from this event will support life-changing programs and services at Calgary Public Library.

Imagine being immersed in a real-life mystery, surrounded by the captivating ambiance of the Central Library after dark. Picture yourself and your team of cunning detectives exploring the twists and turns of every level of one of the world's most stunning architectural marvels. This isn't just an event; it's an adventure that will challenge your intellect and spark your curiosity.

While families have solved the puzzles and successfully escaped the Locked Library before, we recommend this event for ages 12+.

Doors open at 7:00PM, game begins at 7:30PM and players have two hours to solve the clues and escape the Locked Library!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Locked Library?

Puzzles, friends, a ticking clock. Welcome to your new obsession.

Locked Library is the ultimate puzzle-solving extravaganza. This is your invitation to attempt the wildly popular Locked Library, an ongoing series of massive escape events that have challenged players — as many as 1,300 playing simultaneously — to solve an elaborate series of puzzles before time runs out.

Do I need to purchase one ticket for each participant?

Yes. While some of our virtual games had one access pass per team, the live Locked Library events require one ticket per person attending. All proceeds from this event will support life-changing programs and services at Calgary Public Library. 

We recommend a team size of 2-4 players for the most engaging experience.

Do I need a copy of my ticket to gain access to the event?

Please ensure you bring a copy of your ticket, either printed out or on your mobile device.

Do I need anything to complete the game?

We will provide you with a package when you check in. Your mobile device and a sense of humour can help and ensure that everyone has a good time.

Does everyone escape the Locked Library?

No…and that is part of the fun! This game is designed to challenge even the best puzzle-solvers. Usually only half of participants complete the game! Will you take on the challenge and become part of this exclusive group!? Good luck!

Will there be snacks?

A selection of pre-packaged snacks and drinks will be available for purchase during the event.

What if I need a refund?

100% of proceeds from this event support vital programming at Calgary Public Library, which means that we are unable to offer refunds. Please note that ticket purchases for Locked Library events are not eligible for a tax receipt.

Are sponsorship opportunities available?

Absolutely! Contact Tamara Smith at to find out more.

Organized by
Calgary Public Library Foundation
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