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University of Calgary Calendar 2009-2010 Student Services University Library
University Library

... connecting people and information

The University Library provides a vast range of information resources, services and research expertise to support the diverse information needs of students and faculty in all disciplines.

Ranked among the largest research libraries in Canada, our collection includes in excess of seven million books, journals and microforms, plus: maps, airphotos, audio recordings, music scores, film, video, CDs, DVDs, purchased digital images, slides, architectural and literary archives, electronic full-text, image and data files. The digital resource base is expanding rapidly and includes over 600 databases, more than 48,000 unique electronic journal titles, and close to 600,000 electronic books.

MacKimmie Library (the 'main library') is located at the centre of campus. Four branch libraries are situated near the faculties or departments that use their services most frequently: Gallagher Library of Geology and Geophysics, Health Sciences Library, Bennet Jones Law Library, and the Business Library.

The Information Commons is the focal point on campus for information services. It is an integrated learning environment in which information resources and technologies are combined with expert staff who provide research consultation, information navigation, and technological assistance to support scholarly use and production of recorded knowledge. For student convenience, there is 24-hour access (Sunday-Thursday, during term, on Fridays and Saturdays the hours are the same as the rest of the Library) to this state-of-the-art facility, 2nd floor MacKimmie Library.

The University Library is open 90 hours each week, offering access to the resource materials as well as reference assistance, specialized information consulting and instruction in the skills and process of information retrieval and management to equip independent learners for success in the knowledge era.

Library resources and services are also 'delivered to your desktop' via our online information system, featuring the Library catalogue, an extensive selection of networked databases, electronic information resources and services for distance learning.

Telephone: 403.220.5962
Fax:  403.282.1218
Email: libinfo@ucalgary.ca
Web: http://library.ucalgary.ca/