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RDC Library during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Home

Information about Red Deer College Library services, resources, and spaces, during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

RDC Library's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

This page provides information about RDC Library services, resources, and spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Information about RDC classes, services, and spaces can be found here

Library Hours

RDC Library is OPEN in-person and online

The Library is open for RDC students, faculty, and staff with limited in-person hours and regular online hours.

There is no access for community members.

  In-Person Online
Monday 8:00am - 4:30pm 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 4:30pm 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 4:30pm 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 4:30pm 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday CLOSED 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 8:00pm 12:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Face coverings (masks) are mandatory upon entry and while receiving service at the Library Desk.
  • Hand sanitizing is mandatory upon entry. Frequent hand cleaning or sanitizing is encouraged. Sanitation stations are located throughout the Main Floor.
  • No food.
  • Covered beverages only.

Library Spaces

Before you return to campus for the first time this fall, complete the COVID-19 Training (available to students, staff, and faculty in Blackboard). This only needs to be completed once.

Additionally, before coming to campus each day, complete RDC's COVID-19 Contact Tracing and Alberta Health Daily checklist using the Safe RDC App.

Face coverings (masks) must be worn at RDC in all common areas, whenever a two-metre (6 feet) distance cannot be maintained.

Book a Seat

We’ve removed some furniture so that you can study and still maintain a safe physical distance from others. 

To make sure you’ll have a place to work, book a seat before you arrive. You may book up to four hours per day. 

*Limited to current RDC students only*

Second Floor

The Second Floor is closed; limited to staff access only.

Library Lab

The Library Lab is closed until further notice.


The Makerspace is closed until further notice.


Washrooms are available on the First Floor (in the North Nook).

Water Fountain

The bottle dispenser on the water fountain in the North Nook is available. Please do not drink directly from the water fountain.

Library Materials

Current Checkouts

Do you currently have Library materials checked out? You have a few options:

  • Keep them until September 30. Due dates have been extended to September 30, so feel free to keep items until then. No fines will accrue.
  • Bring them back. Return materials during our in-person hours, through our book drop at any time, or to RDC Security at the main campus entrance.
  • Make other arrangements. We recognize that you may want to return library materials but you can't come to campus. Please email us at and we will figure out the best way for you to return materials to us, depending on your location and circumstances.
Access our Collection

Access to our vast collection of online resources continues to be available. Find those resources through our subject guides. You will need your iCard barcode and NEOS PIN to access online resources from home. Contact us if you need to know your barcode or PIN

RDC students, faculty, and staff can access the physical collection by placing a hold in advance. Library staff will retrieve your item(s) and email you when your hold is available for pickup at RDC Library.

Access NEOS Collections

RDC students, faculty, and staff may place holds on NEOS library materials through the library catalogue. You must select RDC Library as your pick-up location. If you're  not located in Red Deer and want to pick-up your item(s) at another NEOS Library, email us at and we will try to facilitate this (although not all libraries have re-opened).

NEOS Holds are not available to community borrowers at this time.

Access Other Library Collections

Interlibrary Loan is available for electronic items, through desktop delivery.

RDC students, faculty, and staff may request Interlibrary Loan for physical items; however, delivery may be delayed or unavailable, as many libraries have not yet re-opened.

Interlibrary Loan is not available to community borrowers at this time.

Make an Appointment

Meet with a Librarian
Request an online appointment

Writing Skills Centre
Request an online appointment 

ESL Tutor
Request an online appointment

Learning Skills Strategist
Request an online appointment

Math Tutor
Meet online

Disability Resources Coordinator
Request an online appointment

Accessibility Consultant
Request an online appointment

Research Common

Drop-in hours are once again available in RDC’s Research Common for the fall semester, but this time we’re virtual! Drop-in hours are guaranteed times where someone is sitting by their computer, waiting to talk to you via email, phone, or video chat. Email the person specified in the schedule to connect, or email to book an appointment. 

Coronavirus Research

Contact RDC Library

Questions about the Library, Academic Support, or Disability Resources? Ask us!

 In person

We're available to help you during Library Hours.

 By chat

Click Start Chat to start a conversation. 
NOTE: Conversation will be lost if you leave this page.


 By text message (SMS)

Quick question? Text us at 403.800.8945

 By email

Email us at

 By phone

Call us at 403.342.3344

 By appointment

Check our FAQ

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