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COVID-19 update: New COVID-19 communications protocols, campus non-medical mask protocol

Limited Computers (50) and Study Spaces (81) on the 1st and 2nd floors of the TFDL are available and must be booked. Book here.

We are now offering contactless pickup – for current Ucalgary Students, Faculty and Staff only. Place requests for materials that you want from our library system. Pick them up when you receive an email.

Virtual service hours today: 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM.10:00 AM to 8:00 PM. You can return your books to the exterior book drop on the East side of the TFDL. More information on the Covid 19 page.

Urban Studies

Library catalogue

Use the Library's main search box to locate books, hard copy and digital. 

You can place a hold on any title. 

The Library has a digital preferred policy, so most newer books are digital only.

Main ebook platforms: Ebook Central, EbscoHost, HathiTrust, and University Press Scholarship Online

Guide to ebooks at the Library: eBooks

Guide to Reference books at the Library: Reference Tools

Many older books and journals have been moved to offsite storage (HDL).

Books we don't have

From U of C Libraries

Holds can be placed on any term or two-week loan book, whether it is on the shelf or checked out. 

If the book is checked out, the due date will be shortened to two weeks from the date the hold is placed.  Library guide: borrowing information.

From other Libraries

If the U of C Library does not have the books you need, you can borrow them at no charge.  Request an Interlibrary Loan

Suggest new items for the Library collection

Recommend a title online form

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