Student Support 

The library houses a range of materials and people that will help you in many ways; here, you can: 

  • Find materials, both physical and electronic, for your assignments (or find people to help you find them) 
  • Get help with an interlibrary loan request 
  • Print, scan, photocopy 
  • Borrow laptops, phone chargers, cords and cables 
  • Find specialty items (like anatomical models and nursing equipment), textbooks, or other items placed on reserve for your class 
  • Reset passwords (requires a Student ID, government-issued ID, or accurate answers to security questions) 
  • Front-line tech and Canvas support 
  • Visit the Learning Café in the library for in-depth support with assignments, APA [add link], and accessibility services 

And whenever you’re on campus, enjoy the space designed for your needs, whether they be group study, individual study, or relaxing between classes (or after a hefty exam). 

Finding Open Educational Resources 

Open Education Resources can be extremely helpful tools in learning, but they can also provide you with access to pictures and videos in the public domain that you can use and modify (with proper citation). We've put together a Padlet to organize some of the repositories for these resources.  

Borrowing library materials 

Registered students, faculty and staff sign out items from the Buchanan Library with their student ID card, a valid government-issued ID, or accurate answers to security questions.  


There are no fines for late returns on the majority of the collection. An item may be considered lost if it is not returned within 30 days after its due date and the cost of the item will be added to the account – that cost is removed once the item is returned.  

Fines are levied for high-circulation items such as reserves or laptops. In the event that an account accrues more than $30 in fines or lost items, that account will be locked and the account holder will not be able to register for new classes, graduate, or check out new library materials. 


Loan period 

Fees and fines 

General Collection: Books and DVDs 

3 weeks 

Only on lost items until returned

General Collection: Periodicals 

1 week 

Only on lost items until returned

Laptops and power banks 

4 hours 


Cable adapters 

4 hours 


Instructor reserve items 

As specified by instructor (usually 2 hours or 1 day) 

$1/hour or $1/day 

Textbook reserve items 

2 hours 



What if I need more time? 

Books can be renewed two times but must be renewed before the loan period ends; overdue books cannot be renewed. Items can be renewed through your library account. 

Laptops and power banks may only be renewed at the library. In most cases, reserve items and items reserved by an instructor for students in a specific course may not be renewed. 

Accessing library resources off campus 

To access online resources off campus, you will be prompted to enter your college Office365 email address and password 

The Alberta Library Card 

The Alberta Library card is available at the circulation desk to patrons in good standing. This separate card grants you access to the physical holdings of over 300 Alberta libraries, including the Lethbridge Public Library and the University of Lethbridge Library. 

Student resources

Interlibrary loan request

Information Desk

Lethbridge College APA Student Guide

Purdue OWL: APA Formatting

SFU’s assignment calculator

The Alberta Library

Learning Café

Borrow a Textbook Pilot Project