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University of Lethbridge graduate students based on the Lethbridge campus may be eligible for extended library services if they have a temporary need for library materials while studying at a distance. Applicants for extended library services must be enrolled in a graduate program other than the M.Ed. or Master of Counselling program for which 75% or more of their studies or coursework places them temporarily at an off-campus location that is more than 90 kilometres outside the city limits of Lethbridge.
If you wish to apply for extended library services, please have your course instructor or study supervisor complete this form and send it to the Library's General Services Desk.
For the duration of your extended library services, when you require a circulating item listed in our library catalogue to be sent to you, please use the REQUEST button located at the top of the catalogue page describing the item you need.
When you require material not owned or licensed by the University of Lethbridge Library, please use our interlibrary loan service. For more information, please see the Other Library Services section below.
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In addition to arranging for your course instructor or study supervisor to submit a form you need for extended library services, you must also arrange to have your library privileges updated each semester.
If you are a currently registered graduate student but do not have a University of Lethbridge ID card, you will lack a CampusCard Barcode (14 digits). In such cases, please insert a "0" into the space reserved for the barcode number. For the field labeled "my primary campus is" please choose "UofL Distance".
Summary of Borrowing Privileges
The following borrowing guidelines apply, but please note that loan periods do not extend beyond the expiration of your borrowing privileges for the current semester:
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Interlibrary service is dependent on where you live.
Distance Students who are living within Alberta and at least 90 km outside of Lethbridge may request both types of Interlibrary Loans (e.g. books or journal articles).
Journal articles are sent electronically to your email address. You must return all other library loans to the University of Lethbridge Library by their due dates using the same delivery methods we used to send them to you (e.g., Canada Post, private courier, etc.).
The Library may restrict requests only to Canadian locations.Distance Students who are living outside of Alberta and Canada may request copies of journal articles or chapters of books which will be sent electronically to your email address.
The Library is unable to offer Interlibrary Loan services involving other libraries’ books because the borrowing time granted by other institutions is insufficient for sending, using and returning materials.
For these students, the Library is happy to provide you with library cards permitting direct use of libraries in your area. For more information on these cards, see the section above: Library Cards for Graduate Students Studying at a Distance.
Unfortunately, these cards (the TAL card and the COPPUL card) are not valid outside of Canada. In some cases libraries outside of Canada may request a formal letter from us requesting library services on your behalf. Please contact us if you require this kind of documentation outside of Canada.
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Content Revised: September 10, 2014