The Commons

Services For Students

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Obtaining a library card

Your Lakeland College Student ID card is also your library card. You must have your Library card with you each time you wish to check out an item.

Borrowing privileges

You may borrow from any of the NEOS consortia libraries, either by requesting an item via the catalogue or by visiting the library in person.

   Lakeland College Material    Other NEOS Libraries  
 Student    2 weeks, 4 renewals  2 weeks, 2 renewals
 varies, usually $1.00/day

Accessing the library catalogue

You can access the library catalogue from the library web page:
Use the 'Catalogue Search' box or the 'One Stop Search' box to search for items.  See this page for how to search the catalogue and databases.

On-line Databases

You may access all of Lakeland College's on-line resources directly when working on campus by selecting the Database Search 'Go' button or by using the One Stop Search found at the top of the library webpages.

Remote access is available using a Lakeland College Library barcode number and PIN. Your PIN is typically the last 4 digits of the phone number you gave when registering. 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. 

Interlibrary Loans

If you require materials not available from within NEOS or the on-line databases please access the interlibrary loan form.  Follow the on screen instructions.

Please allow 7-10 days for your material to arrive.

Research Assistance

Please ask any staff member for assistance with:

  • searching the catalogue
  • searching the databases

Please contact the Public Service Librarian on either campus for assistance with:

  • research assistance for assignments and papers
  • developing a research strategy

TAL Cards

All students are eligible to obtain a TAL card. Please contact the library for assistance.


You may photocopy in the library at either the Vermilion campus or the Lloydminster campus.  Before you can photocopy you MUST purchase a photocopy card at the circulation desk. The cards are available for:

  • $5.00 (33 copies)
  • $10.00 (66 copies)
  • $20.00 (133 copies)

The library does NOT refund partially used cards.  Fully used cards should be returned to the library for recycling.