University Library Services Update | Spring 2022

This notice is from the archives of The Notice Board. Information contained in this notice was accurate at the time of publication but may no longer be so.

The Spring 2022 Semester has started and we wanted to provide you with some updates.


Starting January 5, the University Library’s general hours of operation are as follows:

  • Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Click here for detailed hours.



The University Library’s 24-hour study space will be available after staffed hours.

The space on level 10 north of the Library can be accessed via the Library’s main entrance during staffed hours. The 24-hour space will be accessible after hours via the sliding doors to the left of the entrance.

Comments and suggestions can be submitted via our physical suggestion box at the Library Services Desk during operational hours or online.

The space provides seating for more than 200 individuals amongst available study carrels, lounge seating, tables, and group workrooms. Other amenities and services include:

  • Multifunction copier/printer/scanner 
  • Beverage vending 
  • Water fountain with filtered water bottle fill station 
  • Washrooms 



University Library users are expected to be masked and vaccinated when visiting.

Throughout the Library, patrons can find self-cleaning/sanitizing stations to clean their study space.

Get the latest updates about the University of Lethbridge’s COVID-19 response, click here.



For the time being, no food is allowed in the Library. Please consume meals in areas such as the Urban Market and ULSU food court.

This measure will be re-evaluated after January 21.



Click here for a directory of online resources provided by the Library that includes, but is not limited to: live chat and research support, digital collections, interlibrary loan services, technology support, Library social media, and more.

For online assistance and research support, use our Ask Us suite of services.



Lethbridge & Area. The University Library will continue to provide the lending of materials from collections and the Faculty of Education’s Curriculum Laboratory for Lethbridge-and-area members of the University Community (academic staff, staff, and students). For service details and requesting instructions, click here.

DISTANCE PATRONS. Due to the move to online delivery of courses until January 21, the University Library provides FREE distance delivery to members of the University Community that reside farther than 90km from the radius of Lethbridge and reside in Canada. Click here for distance delivery service details.

The provision of this service will be re-evaluated pending decisions about the delivery of courses after January 21.



If you want to return items to the University Library, available options include:

  • Items can be returned to the University Library during its operational hours ( or via the external return slots afterhours.
  • Members of The Alberta Library will accept returns if they are open to receive them. Please contact your local Alberta library for details about their services.
  • You can mail them to the University Library, but that would be at a cost to you at this time, which we would prefer you avoid. If you do decide to mail them, please use registered/tracked mailing services. Our address is:

    University of Lethbridge Library
    4401 University Dr W
    Lethbridge, AB
    T1K 3M4

We understand there may be exceptional reasons why you cannot return materials at this time though. Please contact us at for accommodation options.



Fine Arts 5020 (Information Literacy for the Fine Arts) and Library Science 2000 (Library Research and Information Systems) credit courses are being offered this semester.

For non-credit workshop opportunities, follow our social media accounts (Instagram, and/or Twitter), browse our Events Calendar, or the Project Sandbox site. Many of the Library’s non-credit workshop opportunities can be applied to your MyExperience transcript.



The University Library is not formally associated with the University’s Bookstore, but we really do appreciate our colleagues. If you have questions related to Bookstore purchases, services, etc., click here to contact them.



If you have any questions related to this delivery of service, please email or submit comments or suggestions online. For online assistance and research support, use our Ask Us suite of services.

Keep up to date with developments in the University Library by following us on Instagram, Twitter, and the University NoticeboardClick here to read other frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to services and COVID-19.


Jesse Malinsky | |