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 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 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, 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 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.

  • Interlibrary loan service is dependent on where you live.

    • Other Faculty at a Distance who are living within Alberta and at least 90km 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 to only to Canadian locations.

  • Other Faculty at a Distance 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 faculty members, 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 sections below: the COPPUL Card and The Alberta Library (TAL) Card.
    • 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.

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 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 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. 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:

  • Most items borrowed may be renewed for one additional loan period unless required by another borrower.
  • The renewal loan period is subject to recall.
  • Renewal may be done online, by mail, by calling the General Services Desk (403-329-2265) or by fax (403-329-2234).
  • Materials borrowed through interlibrary loan cannot be renewed.

Holds, recalls, and bookings:

  • Materials are subject to recall after the guaranteed loan period if another borrower or the Library requests the return of the material. A recall requires the immediate return of the item upon receipt of the recall notice.
  • A hold request may be placed online using the REQUEST button when looking at an item in the catalogue. An item currently on-loan will be sent to you when the item is returned. Audiovisual software required for a specific period of time may be booked in advance by calling 403-329-2265 all Library opening hours or by emailing lib.ddsl@uleth.ca.
  • Materials with a status of IN PROCESS or ON ORDER or with a location of Remote Storage, may also be requested by using the REQUEST button in the catalogue. A hold is placed on the item and will be sent to you when the item is available.

Fines Payment

All outstanding fines must be paid in full before library privileges are updated.
Fines payment may be made by:

  • mailing a cheque to:

    General Services Desk
    University of Lethbridge Library
    4401 University Drive
    Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4
    (Please make cheque payable to the University of Lethbridge Library)

  • using Internet or telephone banking (enter your University ID number as the Account number)
  • paying your fines at the Calgary Campus office (cash, cheque, debit, or money order accepted)

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 (4003-329-2265) 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. Click here for more details about the fines appeal procedure.

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 Assistance Desk 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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