Studying on Campus
As we plan for online classes and limited on-campus learning this fall, Red Deer College is taking every precaution to help protect people from exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Please see below for questions you might have and details about booking a study space through the Library.
Can I study on campus this fall?
You can book a study space in the Library. This booking process is part of our larger plan to help control the number of people in the spaces across campus. For full details on the Library’s services for Fall Term, see the information below.
Can I study in other places, such as the Red Deer Bottling Forum or the fishbowl?
No, casual study spaces will not be available.
Why can’t I drop-in to campus to study?
As Fall Term begins, we are taking every precaution to help protect people from exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Main campus is open, but with limited access. To manage the number of people on campus at a given time, we’re asking only those who require to be on campus to come. This might include students who have scheduled shops or labs, students who have booked a space in the Library or those coming for another specific purpose.
Can I stay on campus if I’m coming for a shop or lab?
To help minimize people on campus at any given time, we’re asking that people come to campus for their specific purpose and then leave. Students who come for a shop or lab can book a Library study space and stay on campus to study, but we are requesting that people don’t stay on campus for longer than their scheduled time.
This Fall Term, the Library will be serving our students and RDC campus community with a combination of in-person and online opportunities for connection and support. In-person opportunities will follow Alberta Health Physical Distancing Protocols, with a maximum of 100 people allowed in the Library building at a given time and the furniture arranged to accommodate physical distancing.
An online booking tool will allow staff to manage this capacity, and students, faculty and staff will be required to use this booking tool to reserve a space in the Library. Any quick, drop-in activities such as getting help at the desk or picking up a book placed on hold do not need to be booked using the online tool. Students, faculty and staff will continue to have access to all electronic resources through the Library’s guides, and will once again be able to access physical resources by placing a hold in advance.
All Library services will be available either in-person or online. These include research and citation help, technology assistance, writing, ESL and math tutoring, learning skills and strategies, and disability resources.
Starting August 31 and continuing throughout the Fall Term, the Library will be open for reduced in-person hours, but online hours will be as per the normal schedule. In addition, RDC’s Library will be open for students, faculty and staff but, at this time, members from the larger community will not be permitted to access Library services.
Questions? Please visit the Library webpage or email rdclibrary [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca.
Looking for more information? Get details about coming to campus and COVID-19 protocols at:
RDC Main Campus
Mon-Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Main Phone: 403.342.3400
Toll-free: 1.888.732.4630 (in Canada only)
Email: inquire [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca
RDC Main Campus Location
100 College Boulevard | Box 5005
Red Deer, Alberta | T4N 5H5