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
Athabasca University 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 Athabasca University courses include videotapes that are required
viewing to complete the course. Other courses use videotapes to
enrich the course content. Students who live outside of Canada should
contact Athabasca University Library before they register in a course
that has an audio/visual component.
Athabasca University Library subscribes to a number of databases
that can be accessed by Athabasca University students, faculty,
and staff. A list of online resources is provided on the Library's
Web site, under the heading “Journal Databases.”
Resources licensed for Athabasca University use will ask for identification
and user verification. A dialog box will appear in which you must
type your name and Athabasca University student number.
Using Other Libraries
Athabasca University Library is a partner in two reciprocal loan
programs; the Alberta Library (TAL) and the Canadian University
Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement (CURBA). Access the Athabasca University
site for additional information about these agreements.
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