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For general service contact us at 403-507-7777 or email library@oldscollege.ca

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Online Library Resources

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday:8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday:12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please note, service is unavailable on all statutory holidays and for long weekends.

Library Search

Olds College library is a member of the NEOS consortium of libraries which is a group of Alberta libraries that have agreed to share their library materials. Materials located in these other libraries can be brought into the Olds College library free of charge for patrons use. Search for books, ebooks, articles, reference material and other media.

Search All

Search NEOS libraries and includes all books, databases, eBooks and other materials. Some of the items found this way are not directly accessible to Olds College patrons and must be acquired through an interlibrary loan.

Search Books

To narrow your results use our Advanced Search.

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Home Delivery Service

Olds College distance students can search our catalogue and request books be sent out to them. Students must be currently enrolled in an Olds College credit course through Distance Education and a resident of Canada. In addition students must reside fifty (50) kilometres or more away from Olds, Alberta. Students who are attending classes on campus are not eligible to use these library services. Read more about our home delivery service in the FAQ's below.

Borrowing Devices

The Learning Commons has a number of laptops and iPads that can be borrowed on a first come, first served basis. To borrow a laptop or iPad, bring your student ID card and ask at the front counter in the Learning Commons.

Laptops

  • The loan period for a laptop is one week.
  • A power cord and mouse can also be borrowed for one week.
  • A $1.00 per day per item fine is applied for late returns.
  • Laptops cannot be renewed online or by phone, and will not be renewed upon return (you must wait 24 hrs).

iPads

  • The loan period for an iPad is two weeks.
  • A $1.00 per day is applied for late returns.
  • iPads cannot be renewed online or by phone, and will not be renewed upon return (you must wait 24 hrs).

Borrowers are responsible for repairs and/or replacement costs resulting from theft, damage, negligence or misuse.

    • Registered Olds College students may borrow an unlimited number of items from the Olds College library for at two week period.
    • Your student ID card is your library card. You MUST have your id card with you to borrow items from the Library.
    • Four renewals are permitted on books from Olds College, unless there are holds on the items.
    • Exceptions are “reserve” items which have specific and varying loan periods.
    • Fines are charged on all items borrowed from the Library
    • Students that are registered with the Olds College Library, may use their student I.D. cards at any NEOS library to borrow items.
    • Use the NEOS online catalogue to request items from any NEOS library be sent to Olds College. You can renew your items online too.
    • NEOS items may be borrowed for a two week period and renewed twice.
    • Overdue fines will apply for any items which are kept past the due date.
    • Ask Library staff for a TAL card. You can use this card to borrow materials at the local public library as well as any library which is a member of the TAL Member Libraries.
    • You can place holds on books currently signed out, or request books from other NEOS libraries.
    • Search for and find the item your want to place a hold on
    • In the item record screen choose “ Place Hold”.
    • You will then be prompted to enter your 13 digit ID number from your student ID card and PIN number.
    • The system will also ask you to select from the drop down list, the Library where you want to pick up the item. Select the library that you would like to pick up the item from.
    • A confirmation will appear and you will be contacted by email when the item arrives.
  • Using yourNEOS account , you can renew your books online. However, if your books are already overdue, renewing books online will not work.

    Log in to your NEOS account. Enter the 13 digit barcode number which appears on your student ID card.

    Enter your 4 digit PIN that was emailed to your Olds College gmail account at the beginning of the school year. If you don't know what your PIN is, you can click on the "What is my pin?" link and follow the steps.

    Once you successfully login you can see a list of all items you currently have checked out, their due date, and an option to renew them.

  • Your NEOS barcode is found on your student ID. 

    At the beginning of term you will receive an automated email from the Library (check your Olds College email account!). This email contains your PIN number. If you can't find the email or forget your PIN you can have one automatically sent to your email from NEOS, just fill out the online form.

  • Olds College Distance Students

    • You can search our catalogue and request books be sent out to you.

    • Canadian students have access to not only the 45,000 plus items available in our own library, but also to the collections of all the libraries who are members of the NEOS library consortium, a group of academic, research, and government libraries in Alberta, increasing your collection to over 4 million items.

    • Should you request to borrow books from any of our libraries, please drop us an email letting us know what you have requested and confirm your mailing address.  We’ll make sure they are sent out to you via Priority Post.

    Eligibility

    Students must be currently enrolled in an Olds College credit course through Distance Education and a resident of Canada. In addition students must reside fifty (50) kilometres or more away from Olds, Alberta.

    Students who are attending classes on campus arenot eligible to use these library services.

    General Policies

    • Students must provide the Olds College Library with their name, a current address, telephone number and email address if they have one.

    • To use some of the online resources, students will need active computing IDs and passwords. These can vary according to the resource being accessed. Contact the Library for information.

    • At least one week must be allowed for delivery; holidays may add extra time.

    • Items should be requested as they are needed - pre-orders are not permitted. Requests should be prioritized: we reserve the right to limit the number of materials provided to individuals and the right to prioritize requests processed.

    • The Library will cover the costs of sending materials, by Expedited Post, to the student at the address provided. The student is, however, responsible for the costs of returning circulating materials by mail.

    • Students may have a maximum of five items signed out at one time, excluding periodical articles. Photocopied periodical articles can be kept by the student.

    • Circulating materials are loaned for a guaranteed two weeks and then can be recalled by another user. These materials can be renewed twice if they have not been recalled.

    • Circulating materials will be shipped by Expedited Post to the home address given.

    • The student is responsible for covering the costs of mailing the materials back to the Olds College Library using the mailing label provided.

    • Circulating materials are accompanied by a cover slip designating the due date.

    • If materials are returned close to the due date, the student should contact the Library to renew these items in order to avoid possible overdue charges.