The Commons
Lakeland College faculty and staff members have access to a number of services at the library.

Check each drop down below for details. 

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All faculty and staff have full library privileges.

Request a card in person

Just visit the library circulation desk on your campus. We will activate your library account and provide you with a library card. 

Request a card by email
Please send your request to Your library card will be sent to you through the inter-office mail system. If you are off-campus, your library barcode and PIN number will be emailed to you. 

Using your library card:

You will need to bring your card with you to check out items (including journals) from the library. Your card can also be used at other NEOS consortia libraries.

  • Faculty may borrow library materials, with the exception of periodicals from Lakeland, until the end of the current semester. Periodicals may be borrowed for 3 days.
  • Staff may borrow library materials from Lakeland for a period of 3 weeks, with the exception of periodicals. Periodicals may be borrowed for 3 days.
  • Materials from other NEOS libraries may be borrowed for 2 weeks.
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You can access the library catalogue from the top of every page on the library's website.

Use the search boxes to find:
  • books
  • e-books
  • videos
  • streaming videos
  • journal articles
  • print/electronic journals
  • codes & standards
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Lakeland College library is a member of the NEOS consortium. The member libraries include most of the academic libraries in central and northern Alberta, including the University of Alberta, MacEwan University and all Government of Alberta libraries. 

Lakeland College faculty and staff can:
  • Borrow books from any NEOS member library. If you locate a book that isn't available at a Lakeland College campus library, use the "Place Hold" option available in the library catalogue to request it. Specify your "pickup" location. 
  • For online employees, you can specify your pickup location to be the nearest NEOS member library. Make sure to take your library card with you when you go to pick up your book. 
  • Walk-in access to e-books and electronic databases is also available. Please ensure that you have your library card with you.
  • You can return any borrowed materials at any NEOS member library.
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You may access all of Lakeland College's on-line resources directly when working on campus.

Remote access is available using a Lakeland College library barcode number and PIN. Your PIN is typically the last 4 digits of your office phone number. If you are an off-campus employee, your PIN number is the last four digits of the phone number you provided to your school or to the Human Resources department.

If you do not know your PIN, follow the on-screen instructions located at What is my PIN?

If you have any difficulty, please contact the library circulation desk.

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If you require materials not available from within NEOS or the on-line databases, use the interlibrary loan form.  

You will login with your library barcode and PIN. Then, follow the on-screen instructions.

This form can also be used to check the status of ongoing requests.
  • For books, please allow 2 to 3 days for your material to arrive. 
  • Journal articles will be emailed to you. 

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Electronic alerts

The library subscribes to many full-text databases as well as individual electronic journals.

You can provide the librarian with a list of journals that are of interest to you. Or, through a consultation process, the librarian can work with you in setting up a profile and identifying relevant full-text journals. With that information, the librarian and/or other library staff can:
  • Assist you in setting up a journal alert service. This means you will receive an email with a link to the most current issue of the journal whenever it is released. If the articles are not available, you can request articles for free through the interlibrary loan service. Requested articles will be emailed directly to you. 
Print journal services

The library has a limited number of print journal subscriptions. You can search the library catalogue for journal titles and request:
  • Table of Contents (TOC) for a specific journal. These will be scanned and emailed to you
  • The journal can be routed to you. Periodical loans are limited to 3 days so that your students and other instructors can also have access to it. Please speak with library staff if you wish to borrow a print issue of a journal for longer.
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Faculty and staff are encouraged to recommend titles or other resources to the librarians for consideration for possible acquisition to the library collection.