Research & Collections Resource Facility
Access to Items in the Depository Library
All Depository Library items listed in the library catalogue are requestable via Search the Library through one of the following three options:
Option 1: Place Hold
The “Place Hold” button on an item record allows you to request an item that will be delivered for pickup at any UofA or NEOS library. The RCRF is not a pickup location.
Service Standard: Available for pickup within one to two work days (Monday through Friday) at your selected pickup location.
Option 2: BARD (RCRF) Request Form
Some materials are not directly requestable via the catalogue. Please use the BARD (RCRF) Request Form to request all other material from the Depository Library.
Service Standard: Available for pickup within two to three work days (Monday through Friday) at your selected pickup location.
Access to UofA/NEOS Items for UofA Distance Users
Registered distance students/faculty can request items from the University of Alberta, including the RCRF, and NEOS libraries directly via the catalogue (using via Search the Library) “Place hold” option. Select University of Alberta Distance Service as your pickup location and have the items mailed to their work or home address.
To register or for more details about this service please visit our Distance Services page.