Service Update: Library Distance Delivery Services Available

The University Library is now providing distance delivery services to members of the University Community (students, academic staff, and staff).

How does it work?

  1. BOOKS: If you locate a circulating item in Summon or the classic catalogue, select the "Request" button.
  2. MEDIA: If you are requesting media (e.g., Blu-ray or DVD), select "Book" [Summon] or "Book This Material" [classic catalogue].

The item(s) will be retrieved and mailed to you.

Do I qualify for distance delivery?
To qualify as a distance patron, you need to live outside a radius of 90km from Lethbridge and reside in Canada.

How long does it take to get to me?
Packages are typically in the mail within 2 business days. How long it takes to arrive depends on the postal system and where you live.

What does it cost?
The service is provided at no charge. Return postage is provided, so do not discard the package your request comes in or the return label that is included in the plastic pouch.

How long do I have materials?
Normal loan rules will apply for your specific patron category. Loans will not be provided indefinitely.

What does the Library need from you?

We need you to do three things:

Please contact the Library Services Desk ( for more details or if you have questions. Oct-25-2020 9:00PM

Posted on: November 25, 2020