Memberships

Red Deer College Library offers a variety of memberships.

  RDC Students   TAL Cardholders
  RDC Faculty and Staff     Community Members
  RDC Alumni   Short-Term Computer Accounts  (Guest Accounts)
  NEOS Cardholders   Free Memberships
  RDPL Cardholders   

Current membership is required to exercise borrowing privileges.

RDC Students

  • Your iCard is your library card
  • All students automatically receive a Library membership
  • 6-week loan period (subject to recall) with maximum 2 renewals
    (if no other requests) - ($0.50/day/item overdue fines for most RDC materials)
  • 2 hour loan (unless otherwise noted on material) for reserve items, no renewal
    ($1.00/hour/item overdue fines)
  • Free NEOS requests with maximum 3 renewals
  • ($1.00/day/item overdue fines for NEOS materials)
  • Free interlibrary loans
  • Off-campus access to article databases and e-books 
  • Free access to Red Deer Public Library
  • Need TAL card issued by RDC Library to borrow from outside NEOS/RDPL (some restrictions apply; privileges vary by institution)

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RDC Faculty & Staff

  • Your iCard is your library card
  • All  faculty and staff automatically receive a Library membership
  • 4-month loan period on RDC material with maximum 2 renewals (restrictions apply)
  • No fines on RDC materials
  • Free NEOS requests with maximum 3 renewals
    ($1.00/day/item overdue fines for NEOS materials)
  • Free interlibrary loans
  • Off-campus access to article databases and e-books
  • Need TAL card issued at RDC to borrow from outside NEOS/RDPL (some restrictions apply; privileges vary by institution)  

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RDC Alumni

  • Free membership
  • RDC collection: 2-week loan with maximum 3 renewals ($1.00/day/item overdue fines)
  • Free NEOS requests, 2-week loan with maximum 3 renewals
    ($1.00/day/item overdue fines for NEOS materials)
  • Full onsite-only access to computers and e-resources (account setup required)
  • No interlibrary loan privileges

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NEOS Cardholders

  • Patrons who are primary borrowers at other NEOS Libraries (students, staff) must show a valid card from their NEOS home library  
  • RDC collection: 2-week loan with maximum 3 renewals ($1.00/day/item overdue fines)
  • Full onsite access to computers and e-resources (account setup required)

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RDPL Cardholders

  • Patrons who have a valid Red Deer Public Library card (RDPL "free Internet computer access" cards are not eligible)
  • RDC collection: 2-week loan with maximum 3 renewals ($1.00/day/item overdue fines)
  • Free NEOS requests, 2-week loan with maximum 3 renewals
    ($1.00/day/item overdue fines for NEOS materials)
  • Full onsite-only access to computers and e-resources (account setup required)

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TAL Cardholders (other than RDPL)

  • Patrons who have a TAL (The Alberta Library) card issued by their home library
  • RDC collection: 2-week loan with maximum 3 renewals ($1.00/day/item overdue fines)
  • Free NEOS requests, 2-week loan with maximum 3 renewals
    ($1.00/day/item overdue fines for NEOS materials)
  • Full onsite-only access to computers and e-resources (account setup required)

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Community Members

  • $10/year
  • RDC collection: 2-week loan with maximum 3 renewals ($1.00/day/item overdue fines)
  • Free NEOS requests, 2-week loan with maximum 3 renewals
    ($1.00/day/item overdue fines for NEOS materials)
  • Full onsite-only access to computers and e-resources (account setup required)

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Short-Term Computer Accounts (Guest Account)

  • If you require computer access for a short period (i.e. 24 hours or less), please ask at the Library Desk
  • Series students: Please ask at the Library Desk about getting a guest account for the duration of your course

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Free Memberships

  • Free memberships for members of the following groups:
    • RDC Continuing Education students
    • RDC Series students
    • RDC contract staff
    • RDC Board of Governors
    • Central Alberta area high school students
    • Visiting faculty
    • Central Alberta area teachers (all grades)
    • Bethany Collegeside residents and staff    
  • RDC collection: 2-week loan with maximum 3 renewals ($1.00/day/item overdue fines)
  • Free NEOS requests, 2-week loan with maximum 3 renewals
    ($1.00/day/item overdue fines for NEOS materials) 
  • Full onsite-only access to computers and e-resources (account setup required)

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