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The University Library exists to advance the scholarly, research and creative endeavors of the University of Lethbridge. It offers instruction programs, services and information resources aimed at cultivating information literacy and independent learning.

Library Website

The Library's website provides access to a number of services which are available both on and off campus. It offers access to the Library Catalogue, electronic indexes and databases, e-journals, e-books as well as other electronic resources, a virtual tour, "help" guides, electronic reference service - Ask Us, as well as numerous other services. You can find the Library website here

Onsite Services

Information Services: Staff are available to assist Library users with class assignments and research questions as well as to offer instruction in the effective use of information resources and the tools available to locate them. Visit the Information Services Desk on level 10 or use the Ask Us reference service available via the Library website. Tours are available at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.

Collections: The Library provides collections of educational materials in a variety of formats to support the University's academic and research programs. There are over 1,384,000 physical items in the collection including books, journals, government publications, audiovisuals, maps, and microforms. In addition, the Library subscribes to a number of electronic resources in a variety of disciplines including indexes and databases, e-books, e-journals, and government documents.

Borrowing: Anyone with a validated UofL Campus Identification Card is entitled to borrow circulating materials from the Library. Those with a UofL library card in good standing may apply for a TAL (The Alberta Library) card which can be used to borrow books directly from participating libraries throughout Alberta. UofL alumni and community members may purchase a membership or use their TAL cards from their home libraries to borrow books. Loan periods vary depending on the type of material and some items are non-circulating. Materials in heavy demand, such as required readings for courses, are placed on Reserve and are subject to shortened loan periods. For further information regarding borrowing privileges, you may visit the General Services Desk on level 10 or go to the Library homepage, mouse over Services, then click on Borrowing Guidelines.

Interlibrary Loans: The Library will try to obtain -- for faculty, students and staff -- those materials required for study and research that are not available at the University of Lethbridge Library. To request an Interlibrary Loan click here

Media Services: A collection of equipment is available for use onsite as well as for loan. Those with a validated Library card can visit the General Services Desk on level 10 to book, borrow or obtain assistance in using available equipment. Some services are restricted to faculty, staff and students of the University. For more information on Media Services, go to the Library homepage, mouse over Services, then click on Media Services.

Faculty of Education Curriculum Laboratory: The Curriculum Laboratory, located on level 11, is a learning resource centre designed to support the Faculty of Education's teacher education program. Multi-format materials relevant to the Alberta school curriculum are available for preview and/or loan. Collections and facilities include group study spaces, Macintosh computers, a scanner and other preview and materials preparation equipment that are available to users when the Library is open. Circulating materials are signed out and returned at the Library's General Services Desk.

Library Hours

Fall/Spring Semesters

In September and January when classes are in session open hours are:

Monday to Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

8:00 am to 9:30 pm
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
11:00 am to 6:00 pm
1:00 pm to 9 pm

From October through December and again from February through April when classes are in session open hours are:

Monday to Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

8:00 am to 11:00 pm
8:00 am to 6:00 pm
11:00 am to 6:00 pm
1:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Library's hours are extended for at least three weekends in conjunction with the exam schedule in both the fall and spring semesters.

Summer Hours

From May through August when classes are in session open hours are:

Monday to Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

8:00 am to 9:00 pm
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Noon to 5:00 pm
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

During Intersession open hours are:

Monday to Thursday
Saturday/Sunday

8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Closed

Library hours are subject to change so please check the Library's website for current hours.