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Using the Library: Distance Education


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 or (780) 539-2817.

Check out the Distance Resources section on the GPRC Student Hub:

Virtual Assistance

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!

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Request Books from NEOS

Requesting Books (Please note: the option of requesting print books is suspended until further notice. If you need help accessing e-books, please e-mail me:

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.

Delivery of Materials

(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:

  • Requested materials are collected, signed out and mailed to distance education students.
  • Parcels are shipped pre-paid via Priority Post Courier.
  • Pre-paid return bill of lading & shipping label are included to return materials to GPRC Library.
  • If some items must be returned earlier than the rest, a second return manifest will be sent for the remaining items.

Loan Periods and Limits for Distance Students

GPRC books: 5 weeks
NEOS books: 3 weeks
     ILL books: 3 weeks *subject to lending library's loan policy



We are always open to hearing from any student how we can make our services even better! Please do not hesitate to contact me, Distance Education Library Liaison Christopher Murphy, via or by calling my direct line (780) 539-2817 with any and all feedback. I'm here to assist you Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. I look forward to helping you succeed!

InterLibrary Loan

Getting Articles/Books from other libraries (ILL) 

(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

 Go to your Interlibrary Loan account.

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: 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.

Distance Education Liaison Christopher Murphy

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Grande Prairie Regional College Library
10726-106 Ave.
Grande Prairie, AB
T8V 4C4
Office F 215 B
(780) 539-2817

Call GPRC - toll free!



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


Do you need to buy textbooks?

All textbooks and course materials can be found and purchased online through the GPRC Bookstore.

780-539-2880 (Grande Prairie)
780-835-6612 (Fairview)

Technical Support

Visit Student Technical Support for assistance with myGPRC, Moodle, or student e-mail.

Grande Prairie Campus
10726 - 106 Avenue
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 4C4
Phone: 1-780-539-2939
Fairview Campus
11235-98 Avenue
Fairview,AB T0H 1L0
Phone: 1-780-835-6641