The Alberta Library Card (TAL) + Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
The Alberta Library Card (TAL)
AUArts is a member of The Alberta Library (TAL), which supports the information needs of all Albertans through resource sharing and borrowing between member libraries.
AUArts Students, Faculty and Staff TAL Users
A TAL card is required in order to borrow from other member libraries and can be obtained at the front desk. Each participating library will inform you of their lending policies.
External Community TAL users
You are welcome to borrow from the Luke Lindoe Library with a TAL card acquired from your home library (public or school). You may borrow up to 5 items at a time, with no renewals. External users are unable to borrow from our Video and DVD collection.
Interlibrary Loans (ILL) internal requests
AUArts Students, Faculty and Staff
We suggest searching TAL online as your first step in research that takes you further afield. .
For items located in libraries located within the city of Calgary, please use your TAL card to obtain in person.
Interlibrary loans housed in libraries outside of Calgary but within Alberta, can be requested directly through the TAL site. Select AUArts as your pick-up location and use your AUArts ID in the barcode field. Alternatively contact email@example.com directly with all details.
For items found in libraries outside of Alberta please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with all details.
Please be aware that there is a time factor in obtaining interlibrary loans and items requested and not picked up may be subject to a $5.00 fee. All borrowed items must be returned to the front desk.
Interlibrary Loans (ILL) external requests from other libraries
To request items from the Luke Lindoe Library please contact email@example.com directly with all relevant details.