Answered By: Paul Pival
Last Updated: Jun 09, 2017     Views: 1501

Yes you can!

There are two options for community users to borrow books from our library.

Option A: Purchase a Community Reader Card, which will allow you to:

  • Check out up to 50 books at one time.
  • Renew your checked-out item unless someone else has requested it.
  • This card does not give remote access to our electronic materials. Access to this material is only available on campus using our computers.
  • To use library computers, sign up for a guest log-in at the Tech Support desk on the 2nd floor of the Taylor Family Digital Library. Please bring a photo ID.

Community Reader Cards are available for an annual cost of $65.00, or $15.00 for seniors (aged 65 or older) and can be issued at the service desks at these locations: 

Bennett Jones Law Library
Gallagher Library
Health Sciences Library
Taylor Family Digital Library

 A picture ID is required for registration.

Those affiliated with certain institutions are eligible for a Complimentary Community Reader Card. Please check with staff at a borrowing service point for details.

OR

Option B: Are you a member of an Alberta Public Library?

Most Alberta libraries participate in The Alberta Library (TAL) Card program. If you belong to a participating library, you can borrow materials from the University of Calgary Libraries. Before you come, obtain a TAL Card (free) from your home library.

Your TAL Card allows you to:

  • Check out up to 5 books at one time.
  • Renew your checked-out item unless someone else has requested it.
  • This card does not give remote access to our electronic materials. Access to this material is only available on campus using our computers.To use library computers, sign up for a guest log-in at the Tech Support desk on the 2nd floor of the Taylor Family Digital Library. Please bring a photo ID.

More information can be found at http://library.ucalgary.ca/community