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Calgary Campus

Library Privileges
Campus ID Card
Borrowing Guidelines
Borrowing books and other Library materials
The Alberta Library (TAL) Card
Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) Card
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Research Help
Copyright Information
EndNote Guide

Library Privileges

Distance is not a barrier to services! As a student of the University of Lethbridge, 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.

Campus ID Card

Get your ULethbridge Campus ID Card as soon as possible. The card is your passport to University Library services such as borrowing materials from the Lethbridge Campus and interlibrary loan services.

Present this card to the Calgary Campus Office and ask for The Alberta Library (TAL) and/or Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) cards to borrow materials from other libraries.

Carry this card with you at all times when at the Calgary or Lethbridge campuses.


Borrowing books and other Library materials

Borrowing privileges for students on the Calgary campus are detailed in Borrowing Package G. When you find an item in Summon that you want to borrow, select the "Request" button associated with the title. You may be prompted to enter your ULethbridge username and password set to make your request.

Figure. "Request" button highlighted in Summon display of Human Resources Management for Health Care Organizations: A Strategic Approach.

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. Fines may be assessed on items returned late.

If you have any questions about this service, please contact

The Alberta Library (TAL) Card

With your University Library privileges, you can receive a TAL Card from the Calgary Campus office that can be updated each semester.

This card gives you free borrowing privileges at more than 250 academic and public libraries throughout Alberta—including Calgary Public Library branches, SAIT, the University of Calgary, and many more.

Map of TAL member libraries relative to the Calgary Campus Office (Bow Valley College):

Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) Card

Present your ULethbridge Campus ID Card to the Calgary Office to obtain a COPPUL Card . This card gives you borrowing privileges at other universities in Western Canada. Borrowing privileges may be slightly more generous than you will receive with the TAL Card at Alberta universities.

As long as all outstanding library fines have been paid, you may update your COPPUL Card each semester.

Map of COPPUL member library locations:

NOTE: Some libraries have more than one branch/campus location — please visit each library's website for details.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

If you need a book or journal article that is not available from the University 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.

Information & Research Assistance

Use our Ask Us suite of services to:

Online research guides are freely accessible 24/7 for subject specific research resources.

If you are at the Lethbridge Campus, please stop at the Library Services Desk for in person assistance.


Some services such as interlibrary loans and requesting University Library materials being sent to you for retrieval at the Calgary Campus Office may be suspended if you owe more than $10.00. Check your online account to track due dates and avoid fines.

Students can check any balances owing on the Bridge. Academic staff and staff can access their University Library accounts online.

Click here for details about the fines schedule, payment options, and fine appeals.

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