request interlibrary loan (ILL) services
for journal articles
University courses often require the use of material beyond the
learning resources package. These supplementary materials are referenced
in your learning resources package and may be requested from the
AU Library or may be available through local libraries.
Digital Reading Room
The Digital Reading Room (DRR) provides
access to selected online course and supplementary resources.
AU Library Gateway
A wide range of online resources may be accessed through the Library's
Web site, including journal databases, electronic journals, electronic
books, and selected Web sites. The Digital Reference Centre provides
access to online dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, etc. The
Help Centre offers assistance with topics such as referencing sources,
using the Internet, and researching.
Some AU courses include videotapes that are required viewing to
complete the course. Other courses use videotapes to enrich the
live outside of Canada should contact Athabasca University Library before
they register in a course that has an audio/visual component.
AU Library subscribes to a number of databases that can be accessed
by AU students, faculty, and staff. A list of online resources is
provided on the Library's Web site, under the heading “Journal
Resources licensed for AU use will ask for identification and
user verification. A dialog box will appear in which you must type
your name and AU student number.
Using Other Libraries
AU Library is a partner in two reciprocal loan programs; the Alberta
Library (TAL) and the Canadian University Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement
Access the AU Library Web site for additional information about
Requesting Learning Resources
Students may request learning resources and library assistance by
contacting the Library Information Desk.
Open Monday to Friday,
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT
780.675.6254 in Athabasca
780.421.8700 in Edmonton (ext. 6254)
403.263.6465 in Calgary (ext. 6254)
800.788.9041 (ext. 6254) Canada/US