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We'll be BACK on site, but NOT just yet!

Check this site regularly for updates on what onsite services we are restoring.

LCR is part of the overall University of Calgary re-entry strategy. We are working to restore some essential services as quickly as possible in a way that is safe for you - our users- and our staff and in the context of the overall campus re-entry plan. We will continue to offer our suite of online services and will also be expanding access to online books and resources. Virtual service hours today: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Physical locations remain closed. You can return your books to the exterior book drop on the East side of the TFDL. More information on the Covid 19 page.


Please use the following form to submit any materials that you would like placed on reserve at any of the Library branches. This form should be used for: instructor owned materials (any materials owned by instructors or instructor-assembled binders), library materials (books, e-books, videos and sound recordings), and materials to be purchased by the Library.

Reserve Request Form

Reserve Information and Deadlines

Personal Copies

Two weeks before required by students

Library Books (including eBooks)

Two weeks before required by students

New Books (recommended books for purchase)

At least three months before the beginning of class.

Periods & Fines

  • Two hour loans and Three Day loans accrue fines at $3.00 per hour.

Learning Materials Costs to Students

Academic staff invest considerable efforts in recommending high-quality learning resources that are closely aligned with the learning outcomes for each course. However, the cost of learning materials has become a concern. This memo highlights resources available through Libraries and Cultural Resources, the Copyright Office, Bound and Copied and the Bookstore that can assist in alleviating some of the high costs for learning materials.


If you have any questions about a submission, please email

Please ensure you have included a full citation for each item and indicate if it is a library item or if it needs to be purchased or if you will be providing the material. Please drop off personal copies at the applicable library branch.

Your request(s) will be directed to the appropriate unit for processing.