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Faculty Services

Welcome

Welcome to your GPRC Library

We have libraries on both the Grande Prairie and Fairview campuses, offering a wide range of materials and services for you and your students.

Your Library Card

Your Staff ID card is also your Library Card.  

Your Librarians

Sheena Gardner, MLIS sgardner@gprc.ab.ca 
780-539-2202

Ann Gish, MLIS agish@gprc.ab.ca
780-539-2940

Services for you!

We created Library Guides or Research Starters which are intended to be a portal or starting point for library research for a specific subject/discipline or for a course/assignment. Research Starters are available for a variety of subjects and we welcome your input in further developing the guides.

You can also embed Library Guides into your Moodle Courses! Here is a short video that demonstrates how:

We are proud to have a large collection of material for you in our two campus libraries. Our OneSearch service allows you to search for books and articles at the same time and is available on our Library homepage.

  • 70,000 print books
  • 300,000+ electronic books
  • 200+ journal subscriptions (both print and electronic)
  • DVDs, CDs, LPs
  • Streaming video collections
     

Help us build our collection!

GPRC Librarians work collaboratively with faculty to develop the Library Collection in your subject area.  We welcome and encourage faculty to be involved in helping us build a strong library collection.

Feel free to suggest a purchase in any of the following ways:

  • Drop by and visit your librarian.
  • Send us your requests through campus mail.  We take newspaper clippings, publishers catalogues, and even little slips of paper but the more information you can provide the better!
  • Email your requests to the library. 

 

 

Members of the GPRC Library have access to the collections of 20 Alberta Libraries via the NEOS Library Consortium.  That's over 6 million items! There are two ways to search the collection.

NEOS Search

Offers browsable searching and direct access to your library account, reserve materials, and Fairview holdings.

TAL (The Alberta Library) is a provincial consortium that facilitates the sharing of resources across Alberta.  You can search the collections of Alberta Libraries through TAL Online and place requests for items using your GPRC Library card!

Visiting another city and want to borrow a book?  Come and see us and we can issue you a TAL Card so you can borrow items from other libraries when you visit in-person!

Customized library instruction sessions:

1. Introduction to Library Research - finding books, journal articles, etc.

2. Subject specific sessions:  

  • How to use the Library Catalogue - to find books & articles
  • How to use the Online Databases to find journal articles
  • How to Search the Internet and Evaluate Internet sites

Library Instruction is held in the GPRC Library's Alward Lab and can be scheduled during regular class time or any time the library is open.

Contact one of the librarians to book your session:

 

 

Sheena Gardner, MLIS sgardner@gprc.ab.ca 
780-539-2202

Ann Gish, MLIS agish@gprc.ab.ca
780-539-2940

NOTE:  Please contact us at least one week prior to your session.  We can then work with you to tailor the session specifically for your course.  Incorporating course assignments and hands-on practice makes the instruction more relevant for your students.

Library cards

Your library card is your staff ID card.  If you are a new faculty member, please visit our Public Service Desk so we can add your record!

Using our resources

Item Loan period Renewals Fines
Book (GPRC) Term loan 5
All NEOS items 2 weeks 2 $1.00/day
DVDS, CDS, Videos    

1 week (GP)

In library only (Fairview)

2
Curriculum 1 week 2
Journals & magazines

In-library only (GP)

1 week (Fairview)

Cameras 3 day
Reference books By special arrangement

Interlibrary Loan

Looking for books or articles that aren't in our collection or in NEOS?  Use our Interlibrary Loan service.  This speedy service often delivers your requested articles within hours!

 

 

Print Items

Complete the Reserve Request Form.

  • Bring the completed form and books, articles, DVDs to the Circulation desk.

  • Items will normally be available within a week of submission. 

Electronic Items

All article links need to be "authenticated" for off-campus access.  Use this form if your article DOES NOT have the following prefix: http://ezproxy.agpc.talonline.ca/login?url=

  1. Copy the URL and paste it into the first box.
  2. Click on Convert.
  3. Copy and paste the converted URL to your Moodle site.

Paste the link to the article or ebook.

Converted Link: Copy and paste this link to your Moodle course.

 

 

Permanent Links

Permanent Links or Permalinks in the Ebsco databases are already configured for you. 

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Grande Prairie Campus
10726 - 106 Avenue
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 4C4
Phone: 1-780-539-2939
Email: library@gprc.ab.ca
Fairview Campus
11235-98 Avenue
Fairview,AB T0H 1L0
Phone: 1-780-835-6641
Email: library@gprc.ab.ca
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