Services for Distance Faculty/Instructors

Borrowing Books and Other Materials
Interlibrary Loans (ILL)
The COPPUL (Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries) Card
The TAL (Alberta Library) Card
Important URLs
Renewals
Holds, recalls, and bookings
Fines Payment
Fines Appeal Procedures
Information & Research Assistance
New Titles Alerts
Other Library Services

Borrowing books and other Library materials

A. Faculty/Instructors – Calgary/Edmonton Campus

Borrowing privileges for faculty/instructors on the Calgary campus are detailed in Borrowing Package H. When you find an item in the Library 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 username and password. If you have updated your library privileges, the system will accept your Request, and 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 ($.50/day). If you have any questions about this service, please contact lib.ddsl@uleth.ca.

B. Other Faculty/Instructors at a Distance

Borrowing privileges for faculty/instructors who are located at a Distance are detailed in Borrowing Package H. When you find an item in the Library 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 username and password. If you have updated your library privileges as a Distance patron, the system will accept your Request, and the item will be sent to the address given on the application. When you receive your item(s), please be sure to note the due date and return the item(s) to the University Library by this date. Items must be back to the Library by the due date or fines will be assessed ($.50/day). If you have any questions about this service, please contact lib.ddsl@uleth.ca.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

A. Faculty/Instructors - Calgary/Edmonton Campus

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/Edmonton, you may request interlibrary loan. Complete the online ILL form which is accessible from the Library Home Page and from the Library catalogue main menu. The Library will borrow the item from another library and send it to the Calgary/Edmonton Campus Office for you. You can find information on the policies governing the ILL service here.

B. Other Faculty at a Distance

If you identify a book or journal article that is not in the U of L Library collection, you may request interlibrary loan. Complete the online ILL form which is accessible from the Library Home Page and from the Library catalogue main menu.

You can find information on the policies governing the ILL service here.

The COPPUL (Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries) Card

A. Faculty/Instructors - Calgary/Edmonton Campus

You can receive a COPPUL card from the 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. Click here to see a list of participating libraries. Your COPPUL card must be updated each semester; apply at the Campus Office.

B. Other Faculty at a Distance

The COPPUL card must be obtained from the University of Lethbridge Library before visiting participating libraries. Go to the General Services Desk, and you will receive your COPPUL card immediately.

The TAL (Alberta Library) Card

A. Faculty/Instructors - Calgary/Edmonton Campus

You can receive a TAL card from the Campus Office. This card gives you borrowing privileges at most publicly-funded libraries in the province, including the University of Calgary Libraries, SAIT Library and Calgary Public Library. For Edmonton patrons these libraries include the University of Alberta Libraries, Grant MacEwan College Learning Resources Centre and Edmonton Public Library. Click here to see a list of all participating libraries. Your TAL card must be updated each semester; apply at the Campus Office.

B. Other Faculty at a Distance

The TAL card must be obtained from the University of Lethbridge Library before visiting participating libraries. Fill out an application at the General Services Desk, and you will receive your TAL card immediately.

Important URLs to Bookmark:

Renewals:

Holds, recalls, and bookings:

Fines Payment

All outstanding fines must be paid in full before library privileges are updated.
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 cash.office@uleth.ca 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.

Fine Appeal Procedures

The Fines Appeal process applies to fines incurred by the borrower. If you feel a fine was applied unfairly, then you have the right to appeal the fine.

  1. Fines Appeal forms can be requested from lib.ddsl@uleth.ca and mailed to the Appeals Manager c/o the General Services Desk. If resolution cannot be reached with the Appeals Manager, then the form will be forwarded to the General Faculties Council (GFC) Fines Appeal Committee. This Committee has representation from the Library, the student body and the faculty. Decisions of the GFC Fines Appeal Committee are final.

Information & Research Assistance

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 that the Information & Research AssistanceDesk is staffed. Alternatively, you can Instant Message us, or use the web-based Ask Us form.

New Titles Alerts

Other library services:



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