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Faculty Library Resource Guide

Faculty and Instructors' Library Resource Guide

Access and Borrowing

You will need your Unicard to check out library materials or request items through the library's Interlibrary loan service.  Don’t have a Unicard yet? Email unicard@ucalgary.ca or check out the Unicard website

Wondering how to review the status of your library account, place holds, renew or return materials, or pay fines?  Check out our frequently asked questions.

For assistance with access or borrowing issues, please contact the library using the chat function. 

Electronic copies of materials not held in our collections can be requested through the library’s Interlibrary Loan service.  You will need to have the barcode on your Unicard in order to use this service.

For information on how to use Hathi Trust please see this guide

If the book you want is in print and in circulation when you find it, you can place a recall request.  The person who has the item will then have 17 days to return. Once it is available, you will receive an email notice to pick-up. 

If the book you want is in print and on the shelf in the library you can place a hold request.  You will be notified via email when the item is available for you to pick up.  At the current time during Covid-19 all items will be available for pick-up at the Taylor Family Digital Library. (M-F, 9-5) .

Currently there are a number of books not available to place a request hold because the items are available online via Hathi Trust.  For more information on how to use Hathi Trust please see the other section. 

To see how to place a hold please view this video

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