Collection, Computers, Equipment

To meet the needs of students, faculty, and staff, RDC Library provides a collection of physical and electronic resources.
Find out about the computer hardware and software available at RDC Library.
Find out what pieces of equipment (e.g., cameras and accessories, chargers, electronics) are availalbe at RDC Library.

RDC Library Collection

The Library collection is made up of several distinct parts:
Main Collection
This is the major part of our collection. It includes resources such as print books, eBooks, DVDs, CDs, print and online journals (both scholarly and popular), and streaming videos.   
Leisure Reading Collection
Fiction and non-fiction intended to encourage and facilitate a culture of leisure reading at RDC.
Curriculum Collection
The Curriculum Collection primarily supports teacher education programs and courses in the RDC School of Education. This collection has materials authorized by the Government of Alberta for use in Alberta schools, plus supporting materials, children’s and young adult literature, and non-book items such as sound and video recordings, games, manipulatives, models, and kits. 
Reserve Collection
Reserves are high-demand items available for short-term loans, such as select textbooks and course-specific readings, laptops, and other equipment.  
RDC Authors Collection
Materials written or produced by RDC faculty, staff, and students are actively acquired by the Library. You can find these items on our shelves by looking for the red “Red Deer College Authors” sticker. 
Find scholarly work by RDC faculty, staff, and students.
Find out more about the Library collection by reviewing our Collection Development Guiding Document.
Most items in the Library collection, including the computers and some pieces of equipment, are available to the community through a Community Membership.