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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 Spaces

RDC Library CLOSED to in-person traffic, but OPEN virtually

RDC Library is closed to in-person traffic from noon on March 18, until further notice. 

RDC Library staff are available during regular hours, by chat, phone, or email. Contact information is in the box to the right.

All events, workshops, and tours are cancelled, specifically:

  • March 19 Philosopher’s Café
  • all Makerspace workshops
  • all Makerspace tours
  • all Library workshops
  • Long Night Against Procrastination

Makerspace CLOSED

The Makerspace will be closed from noon on March 18, until further notice. 

We cannot provide phone, chat, or email support for Makerspace projects, but if you have a project in-progress, we'll contact you regarding retrieval.

Research Common CLOSED

The Research Common space in the Library is closed, but appointments are available. Email researchcommon@rdc.ab.ca to set up a phone or videoconference appointment.

Library Materials (including Laptops & Equipment)

Library Materials and Resources

Current Checkouts

Do you currently have Library materials checked out to you? All due dates have been changed to May 31, so feel free to keep items until then. If you must return them, use the book drop to the right of the Library doors (in the hallway), or contact us to make other arrangements. Please do NOT return laptops or equipment through the book drop; contact us to make arrangements for return of these items.

Accessing our Online Collection

While the Library is closed to in-person traffic, there will be no access to the physical collection. But access to our vast collection of online resources is operating the same as usual. 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.

Access to NEOS and Other Library Collections

Users will NOT be able to place a Hold on any NEOS Library material.

Interlibrary Loan is available for electronic items, through desktop delivery. Interlibrary Loan for physical items is not available.

Access to Laptops

Students who do not have access to a computer or laptop to complete course work can email their name, program, and contact information to rdclibrary@rdc.ab.ca. Our staff will contact you to determine how best to meet your needs.

Faculty who do not have access to a computer or laptop can email ctl@rdc.ab.ca or servicedesk@rdc.ab.ca.

Access to Equipment

Students who need access to specific equipment to complete course work can email their name, program, and contact information to rdclibrary@rdc.ab.ca. Our staff will contact you to determine how best to meet your needs.

Access to Printers

While the Library is closed, there is no access to printers for students at RDC. 

Tutoring Services

Writing Skills Tutor

Book an appointment online (via email)

Appointments will be delivered by videoconference, email, or virtual chat.

ESL Tutor

Book an appointment online

Appointments will be delivered by videoconference or virtual chat.

Math Tutor

Email Travis Boblin at Travis.Boblin@rdc.ab.ca to arrange service.

Service will be offered through videoconference or email.

Peer Tutors (PALS)

Peer-Assisted Learning Sessions (PALS) are taking place using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Students must pre-register in order to participate; to register, email Amy Becker at amy.becker@rdc.ab.ca with your full name and RDC username. You will be registered and will receive a confirmation email with instructions about how to access Blackboard Collaborate for your tutoring session.

ACCT 102 (ACCT 202 and APRO 126 also welcome)

Tuesdays 2-3 pm

Thursdays 3-4 pm

STAT 251 

Tuesdays 2-3 pm

Thursdays 2-3 pm

Learning Skills & Strategies

Book an appointment online

Appointments will be delivered by videoconference or phone.

Disability Resources and Accessibility Consultants

Book an appointment online

Appointments will be delivered by videoconference or phone.

Contact RDC Library

Connect with any of the Library Information Common services:

  • Library

  • Makerspace

  • Academic Support

  • Disability Resources

  • Research Common

In person

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we're closed to in-person traffic, but available to help you during Library Hours in all these other ways:

By chat (Instant Message)

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

 

 

By phone

Call us at 403.342.3344.

By text message (SMS)

Quick question? Text us at 403.800.8945.

By email

Email us at RDCLibrary@rdc.ab.ca.

By appointment

Writing Skills Centre: Connect online 

ESL Tutoring: Connect online

Math Tutoring: Connect online

Learning Skills Strategist: Connect online

Disability Resources Coordinator: Connect online

Accessibility Consultant: Connect online

Research Common: Email researchcommon@rdc.ab.ca

Tell the Library!

RDC Library welcomes feedback and comments about our services and space. If you have feedback to submit, please use this form.

RDC Library welcomes suggestions of titles to purchase for our collection. If you have a title to suggest, please use this form.

Thank you for your feedback and suggestions!