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: RCRF Depository Library Request Form (Microform/Newspapers)

    Micro/Newspaper items need additional publication information (e.g., year, specific date, section, article title, etc.) for us to retrieve the item you need. Item records contain a “Request this” button that allows you to request microform and newspapers. The RCRF is not a pickup location.

    Service Standard: Available for pickup within two to three work days (Monday through Friday) at your selected pickup location.

  • Option 3: Request to View RCRF No Loan Items Form

    Request to view “No Loan” items using the “Request this” button in the items’ records for viewing at one of the following locations:

    • RCRF Reading Room (mediated by Archives)
    • Bruce Peel Special Collections Reading Room (mediated by Special Collections staff)

    Service Standard: A response will be received via email within two work days with available times for viewing.

Access to UofA/NEOS Items for UofA Distance Users

rcrfRegistered distance students/faculty can request items directly via the catalogue's “Place hold” option from the University of Alberta, including the RCRF, and NEOS libraries. Select University of Alberta Distance Service as your pickup location and have the items mailed to a work or home address.

To register or for more details about this service please visit our Distance Services page.