Library Services Update | Spring 2021

The Spring 2021 semester is approaching, and we wanted to provide you with some updates about the University Library’s services and spaces.


The Library Information Network Centre (LINC), which includes the University Library remains closed to general access. The University Library continues to work with campus stakeholders to provide access to the facility that is equitable and safe for all members of the University Community.

Please view the latest FAQ for Students page for updates on study space and other services on campus.



Click here for a directory of online resources provided by the Library that includes, but is not limited to: live chat and research support, digital collections, interlibrary loan services, technology support, Library social media, and more.

For online assistance and research support, use our Ask Us suite of services. In addition to our traditional Ask Us services, we support Teams interactions upon request.



Lethbridge & Area. The University Library will continue to provide the lending of materials from select collections and the Faculty of Education’s Curriculum Laboratory for Lethbridge-and-area members of the University Community (academic staff, staff, and students). For service details and requesting instructions, click here.

DISTANCE PATRONS. The University Library provides FREE distance delivery to members of the University Community that reside farther than 90km from the radius of Lethbridge and reside in Canada. Click here for distance delivery service details.

The University Library will not be able to provide lending to community, CURBA, and The Alberta Library (TAL) patrons at this time.



If you want to return items to the library, available options include:


Loans prior to the March 17, 2020 closure will not be extended beyond January 15, 2021. We understand there may be exceptional reasons why you cannot return materials at this time though. Please contact us at for accommodations.


Members of the University Community can request The Alberta Library (TAL) and/or the Council of Prairie & Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) cards.

Lethbridge and areas patrons can have their cards issued or updated in our Anderson Hall (AH176) location. Distance patron can have cards mailed to them upon request by contacting

Please contact your local member of TAL or COPPUL to verify their level of service (i.e., facility access, lending policies, hours of operation, etc.).



The University Library continues to provide credit courses online. Courses being offered for the Spring 2021 semester include:

For non-credit workshop opportunities, follow our social media accounts (FacebookInstagram, and/or Twitter), browse our Events Calendar, or the Project Sandbox site. Many of the Library’s non-credit workshop opportunities can be applied to your MyExperience transcript.



The University Library is not formally associated with the university’s Bookstore—but we really do appreciate our colleagues. If you have questions related to Bookstore purchases, services, etc., click here to contact them.



If you have any questions related to this delivery of service, please email or submit comments or suggestions online. For online assistance and research support, use our Ask Us suite of services.

Keep up to date with developments in the University Library by following us on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and the University NoticeboardClick here to read other frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to services and COVID-19.

We appreciate your patience and understanding at this time, and look forward to providing our full suite of services as soon as possible.

Posted on: February 10, 2021