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Library Services

Access Remains Unchanged

Library privileges continue into retirement. This means that you can continue to check out books and use the Library's online resources from any location.

Perhaps more importantly, you can also access the Library's large collection of electronic resources. For example, you can read back issues of the Lethbridge Herald or read the Globe and Mail in its entirety online, or any of hundreds of daily newspapers from around the world.

You can sign in to view these using your U of L ID. This is your U of L email address - the part before the

University ID Card Must Be Renewed Annually

The Registrar's office maintains a list of retired faculty members, academic assistants and librarians. Because library services does not have direct access to this information, you are required to renew your ID card on a regular basis.

  • Visit the General Services Desk at the University Library with your ID card.
  • If you are unable to validate your ID card in person, please contact the Librarian who is responsible for your former department.

The Alberta Library (T.A.L. Card)

The Alberta Library is an award-winning consortium of over 290 member libraries whose mission is "strengthening communities through collaboration." Members include public, university, college, technical institute and special libraries.

With a TAL Card you can borrow materials, and return items to any participating library, including the Lethbridge Public Library. Obtain it for free. Inquire at the U of L General Services Desk.