About Libraries & Cultural Resources (LCR)

Libraries and Cultural Resources (LCR) operates seven University of Calgary libraries on campus and across the city. Included in LCR are two art galleries — the Nickle Galleries and the Founders' Gallery at The Military Museums Library and Archives — as well as Archives and Special Collections, the University of Calgary Copyright Office, Research Data Centre, and the University of Calgary Press.

LCR Community Report

Our invaluable staff create transformative experiences as they weave the power of technology with our extensive analog and digital collections and our physical and virtual spaces to make us indispensable to our user community.

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Our Message

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LCR is a unique tapestry of libraries and archives, galleries and museums, the University of Calgary Press, the Copyright Office and the Prairie Regional Research Data Centre. At the nexus of the LCR tapestry is the digital research library.

Mary-Jo Romaniuk

Vice-Provost (Libraries & Cultural Resources), University of Calgary

Our Services

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Taylor Family Digital Library

University of Calgary Libraries

More than 7.8 million items are housed at the High Density Storage Facility and seven university libraries: the Taylor Family Digital Library, Doucette Library, Bennett Jones Law Library, Business Library, Gallagher Library, Health Sciences Library and the Military Museums Library & Archives.

Digitizing a book in Archives & Special Collections

Archives & Special Collections

More than four kilometres of archival records including theses, yearbooks, campus newspapers and the private archives of influential Canadians. From comic books and science fiction to the Canadian Architectural Archives and the papers of Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro, the holdings in Archives and Special Collections attract researchers from around the world.

A book from UCalgary Press

University of Calgary Press

Publisher of peer-reviewed scholarly work that makes a difference and moves the conversation forward. Books disseminate research and explore a sense of place in western Canada, the relevance of history in our lives and our impact on the world. The University of Calgary Press is a leader in Open Access publishing, making scholarly research accessible worldwide.

The Nickle Galleries

Nickle Galleries

A recognized museum that delivers public exhibitions and programs through collaborations on campus and in the wider community. The Nickle has three areas of focus: modern and contemporary art with an emphasis on western Canada, numismatics with strength in ancient coins and modern paper money and decorative arts with an emphasis on Asian rugs and textiles.

Archives in The Military Museum

The Military Museums Library & Archives

A joint project of the University of Calgary and The Military Museums housing items related to military history and strategic studies with an emphasis on Canada. Included is the Chicksands Collection, one of the largest collections of military-related texts in a Canadian academic library.

Sorting through digital media

University of Calgary Copyright Office

Guidance for faculty, staff and students to ensure compliance with the Canadian Copyright Act when preparing course materials – particularly when using third-party materials – for lectures, handouts and online postings. Fair dealing and theses guidelines available for students. Presentations offered for faculties and departments on current copyright policies and procedures.

Data computers

Prairie Regional Research Data Centre

Part of the Canadian Research Data Centre Network that provides researchers access to a wide array of Statistics Canada confidential microdata files in a secure computer facility. The large number of social, economic, and health surveys along with Census and administrative files housed in the RDC provides opportunities for research across multiple disciplines.