Campus ID Card
Borrowing books and other Library materials
The Alberta Library (TAL) Card
COPPUL (Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries) Card
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
As a student of the University, you are entitled to all of our regular library services. If you've registered for classes, your library privileges will begin automatically at the beginning of the semester.
The Library Home Page is your gateway to Library resources and services, but we've also put some special procedures in place to help you access these resources and services from the Calgary campus.
Be sure to get your U of L Campus ID Card as soon as possible. All students are required to wear their ID cards and lanyards while attending classes at Bow Valley College. It is important to get a student ID card to access the U of L Library and other student facilities on the Calgary campus.
To get your Campus Card, visit the Calgary Campus Office (6th Floor, 345 - 6 Ave SE; Bow Valley College).
The Campus Card is required if you are borrowing materials in person at the Lethbridge Campus Library or if you are using either your The Alberta Library (TAL) card or your COPPUL card to borrow materials from other libraries (see below for information on obtaining these cards).
Borrowing privileges for students on the Calgary campus are detailed in Borrowing Package G. When you find an item in Summon or the catalogue that you want to borrow, select the Request button from the top or bottom menu bar. The system will ask you to enter your name and ID number.
The item will be sent to the Calgary Campus Office for you to pick up. When you pick up an item from the Campus Office, please be sure to note the due date and return the item to the Campus Office at least 5 days before the due date. Items must be back to the Library before the due date or fines will be assessed.
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Along with your U of L library privileges, you can receive a TAL card from the Calgary Campus Office. This card gives you borrowing privileges at most publicly-funded libraries in the province, including the University of Calgary Libraries, SAIT Library, Calgary Public Library and many others. As long as all outstanding library fines have been paid, you may update your TAL card each semester. Check your library record before going to the Calgary Campus Office to apply.
Your U of L library privileges also allow you to obtain a COPPUL card from the Calgary Campus Office. This card gives you borrowing privileges at other universities in Western Canada, including Athabasca University, the University of Alberta, and the University of Calgary. Borrowing privileges may be slightly more generous than you will receive with the TAL card.
As long as all outstanding library fines have been paid, you may update your COPPUL card each semester. Check your library record before going to the Calgary Campus Office to apply.
If you identify a book or journal article that is not in the U of L Library collection and is not in a library in Calgary, you may request an interlibrary loan. Complete the online ILL form which is accessible from the Library Homepage. The Library will borrow the item from another library and send it to the Calgary Campus Office for you. You can find information on the policies governing the ILL service here.
If you need assistance in finding information, you can use our toll-free telephone number to speak to a Librarian. Call 1-877-382-7113 during the hours the Research Help Desk is staffed. Alternatively, you can instant message us, text message/SMS us at 780-666-4622, or use the web-based Ask Us form.
Some library services such as interlibrary loans and requesting U of L materials be sent to you at the Calgary Campus will be suspended if you have fines over $10.00. Check your library record to track due dates, renew materials, and avoid those nasty fines.
If you do miss a due date, fines payment may be made by:
NOTE: If paying by Internet or telephone banking, the University Library will need proof of payment before the fines can be removed from your library record. To obtain this proof, please email the University's Cash Office at firstname.lastname@example.org to have them confirm receipt of your payment transaction, and then ask them to notify the Library's General Services Desk (329-2265) that your fine has been paid.