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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.

Information for Foreign-Trained Engineers: Library Services for Community Members

Walk-In Service

Get help finding books, article and information:

  • Use the Interactive Room Finder to navigate the University of Calgary campus
  • Information desk at the Taylor Family Digital Library (TFDL)
  • Information desk at the Gallagher Library - main floor of the Earth Sciences Building
  • Engineering materials mainly in TFDL (with petroleum materials in both locations)
  • Geology materials mainly at Gallagher
  • Use computer workstations to consult online collections

TAL Card Privileges

  • Obtain your TAL card from the Calgary Public Library, and bring your TAL card and photo ID to the TFDL for a barcode to sign out books 

Library Services


  • Purchase a copy card from the TFDL information desk
  • Black and white printing is $0.08 per side
  • Colour printing is $0.39 per side

Access to Databases and Electronic Materials (e-journals, e-books etc)

  • Access to electronic materials is on-campus use only
  • To use a library computer, sign up for a guest login at the Tech Support desk on the 2nd floor of the TFDL. Bring photo ID.

Information on Fines, Account Information here

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