Top 5 Things to Know about the Library

Monday, Sep 14, 2020

To help you be as prepared as possible for the new term, here are 5 things you should know about the library: 

Your MacEwan ID card is your library card: 

  • You can now skip the line and order your ID card online

  • Use your MacEwan ID to borrow items from MacEwan Library and request items from our partner libraries like the University of Alberta and Concordia or from libraries all over the world. 

The Library has textbooks to borrow: 

  • You can now borrow textbooks for 24hrs. Search for the title on our website, place a hold to join the queue, and get notified when its ready for pickup. 

  • More details about our textbooks and other ways to access your textbooks this year are on our Textbooks and Course Materials page. 

We’ve got study space: 

  • With renovations complete we now have a huge reading room on the third floor. We’ve also got tons of extra power outlets and task lights! 

  • Quiet and silent study spaces are located on the third floor. 

  • Bookable study rooms are currently unavailable. 

  • While we're closed, there's still study space on the Technology Support side of the Library in Building 6, on the second floor

You can borrow laptops and other equipment: 

  • Laptops are available to borrow for 3 days or a full term. Students must be currently enrolled in a course to borrow for 1 term and are available on a first come, first served basis. 

  • We’ve also got phone charges, GoPro cameras, and more available on a first come, first served basis. A full list of our equipment is located on our Equipment and Laptop Lending page. 

We’re here to help: 

  • Ask Librarians about: 

    • Finding your textbooks 

    • Borrowing items from the library 

    • Finding sources for your assignments 

    • Accessing our online databases 

    • Citations 

    • And more! 

  • Ask Tutors and Writing Specialists about: 

    • Writing skills 

    • Citations 

    • Time management 

    • Avoiding plagiarism 

    • Study strategies  

    • And more! 

We wish you all the best of luck this term and look forward to seeing all the amazing things you do!