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Memberships

Library membershipsRed Deer College Library offers free memberships.

Current membership is required to exercise borrowing privileges. Learn more about RDC's Library Memberships for:

 

RDC Students

  • Your iCard is your library card
  • All students automatically receive a free Library membership
  • Loan periods and renewals:
    • Most Library materials: 6-week loan with maximum 2 renewals (if no other requests)
    • Curriculum Collection and DVDs: 2-week loan with maximum 2 renewals (if no other requests) on Curriculum items and DVDs
    • Reserve Collection: 2-hour loan with no renewals allowed
    • NEOS materials: 2-week loan with maximum 4 renewals (if no other requests)
  • Overdue fines:
    • Most Library materials: $0.50/day/item
    • Reserve Collection: $1.00/hour/item
    • NEOS materials: $1.00/day/item
    • Recall fine: $1.00/day/item if item is not returned when recalled
  • Free NEOS requests (holds) 
    Free interlibrary loans
  • Off-campus access to article databases and e-resources 
  • Free access to Red Deer Public Library (RDPL)
  • Need TAL card issued by RDC Library to borrow from outside NEOS/RDPL (some restrictions apply)

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RDC Faculty & Staff

  • Your iCard is your library card
  • All  faculty and staff automatically receive a free Library membership
  • Loan periods and renewals:
    • Most Library materials: 4-month loan with maximum 2 renewals (if no other requests)
    • Curriculum Collection and DVDs: 2-week loan with maximum 2 renewals (if no other requests) on Curriculum items and DVDs
    • Reserve Collection: 2-hour loan with no renewals allowed
    • NEOS materials: 2-week loan with maximum 4 renewals (if no other requests)
  • Overdue fines:
    • RDC Library materials: No overdue fines
    • NEOS materials: $1.00/day/item
    • Recall fine: $1.00/day/item if item is not returned when recalled
  • Free NEOS requests (holds)
  • Free interlibrary loans
  • Off-campus access to article databases and e-resources
  • Free access to Red Deer Public Library
  • Need TAL card issued by RDC Library to borrow from outside NEOS/RDPL (some restrictions apply)

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NEOS Cardholders

  • Free membership. Patrons who are primary borrowers at other NEOS Libraries (students, faculty, and staff) must show a valid card from their NEOS home library to access RDC Library
  • Loan periods and renewals:
    • RDC collection: 2-week loan with maximum 4 renewals (if no other requests)
  • Overdue fines:
    • $1.00/day/item overdue fines
  • Onsite access to computers and e-resources (account setup required)

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Alumni, Community members, TAL & Red Deer Public Library (RDPL) Cardholders 

  • Free memberships
  • Loan periods and renewals:
    • RDC and NEOS collection: 2-week loan with maximum 4 renewals (if no other requests)
  • Overdue fines
    • $1.00/day/item overdue fines
  • Onsite 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

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Contact Us

RDC Main Campus 
Mon-Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Main Phone: 403.342.3400
Toll-free: 1.888.732.4630


RDC Main Campus Location
100 College Boulevard | Box 5005
Red Deer, Alberta | T4N 5H5