Hello and welcome to the Library Guide for Distance Education students. My name is Christopher Murphy and I'm your Distance Education Library Liaison. As a former distance education student I can appreciate the need to get information from the Library in a timely fashion to help in one's studies. Please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding how the Library can assist you. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (780) 539-2817.
Check out the Distance Resources section on the GPRC Student Hub: https://www.gprc.ab.ca/students/
As a Distance Education student you can avail of one-on-one virtual help from Library Technician/Distance Education Liaison Christopher Murphy just by booking an appointment. I can help you with how to do research (using digital and print resources) how to put a research paper together, citation styles, and any other questions you may have. Please identify yourself as a distance/online student when booking the appointment, thank you. I look forward to helping you succeed!
Use the NEOS catalogue to search for books. Click on the icon found in the catalogue record for the book:
Log in using your User ID (Library card barcode) and Pin (last 4 digits of barcode) and choose Grande Prairie Regional College - Grande Prairie (for Grande Prairie Campus) as your pick up location in the "Pickup at" menu. The item will be mailed from there via Priority Courier to your address.
(Please note that the service of delivering print material is suspended until further notice).
Once you have found the information you are looking for, it will be sent directly to you:
|GPRC books:||5 weeks|
|NEOS books:||3 weeks|
|ILL books:||3 weeks *subject to lending library's loan policy|
(This service is still available for electronic journal articles and e-book chapters only; information from print books cannot be requested). These will be filled digitally and sent to you via e-mail. You can also submit chapter requests for specific chapters of eBooks not part of GPRC's collection.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a free service for GPRC students, faculty and staff to request articles and books from other libraries that are not part of NEOS. You have your own Interlibrary Loan account where you can place and keep track of your article/book requests.
When your article/book arrives at the GPRC Library, you will receive an email message at your GPRC email account. You can then pick up your article/book at the Circulation Desk . (pick up service suspended until further notice).
Journal Articles: Requests can take up to 1.5 - 2 weeks be filled. You will receive an e-mail in your student e-mail account that contains a link to the requested article. Download the article as soon as you receive this e-mail. Links are "live' for 14 days, or up to 3 downloads, whichever is less.
Print Books: Make sure the book is not available in another library in the NEOS catalogue. If it is, place a hold instead. Book requests through ILL usually take 1.5 - 2 weeks to arrive. (suspended until further notice).
How to Log Into Your Account to Request an Article/Book
User Login = barcode on your library card - 1930001234567
Password = last four digits of barcode on your library card (e.g. 4567)
NOTE: All Interlibrary Loan messages will come from the following email address: email@example.com. Some email programs automatically filter this address, so check your junk mail folder periodically. You can also check the status of your requests by logging into your Interlibrary Loan account.
This is a toll free number for Distance Education Students.
Press 1 for Technical Support
Press 2 for Library Support
Press 3 for Instructional Support
Press 4 for Student Services Support