The Alberta Library (TAL) is a province-wide multi-type library consortium linking all types of Alberta libraries and information providers in order to provide all Albertans with timely access to information. The Alberta Library is based upon principles of barrier-free access to member resources and agreement that reciprocal access for collections will be enabled through the consortium. The TAL/University of Alberta BookCard enables access to resources of the University of Alberta Libraries for users from other member libraries of The Alberta Library. This initiative is a significant step toward The Alberta Library's goal of implementing a province-wide library card.
To obtain a TAL bookcard, University of Alberta faculty, staff and students should contact any University of Alberta service desk.
For all others, please contact your home library. Once you have received your TAL bookcard, please present it, along with valid photo ID with a permanent address such as a driver's license, to any University of Alberta service desk to activate your borrowing privileges.