Q. What is my PIN number?
A: Your PIN number is your personal ID number, which allows you private access to your personal library record. PIN numbers can be obtained in person, from the Library Front Desk.
Q. Can I change my PIN number?
A: Yes, go into the Library's Main Menu choices and choose: BORROWER SERVICES, then click on CHANGE PIN.
Q. What is my Borrower number?
A: Your student ID number is also your library borrower number. However, please note that you must drop the zeros at the beginning of your ID number and replace it with the word ACAD. Your borrower number entry should be look like this sample: ACAD12345.
Q. How do I renew a book?
A: Books can be renewed in person, over the phone at 403.284.7667, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via remotely via the web. To access via ACAD's website, simply go to the Library's Main Menu and select BORROWER SERVICES, then click on RENEW MATERIALS and follow the instructions. Please note that you will need to know your Borrower # and your PIN # number will be needed to access your record.
Q. Why do I get and 'ACCESS DENIED' message when I attempt to renew remotely?
This could be due to a number of reasons:
Q. I'm having difficulty renewing my material remotely, what should I do?
A: Please e-mail the Library with details of the problem: email@example.com or leave a message at 403.284.7667. Both these options are available to you 24 hours a day.
Q. Can you tell me what books I still have signed out?
A: You can check your personal library record with your PIN # and your Library Borrower #.
Go to the Library's Main Menu choices and choose:
BORROWER SERVICES, click on STATUS INQUIRY, then on DISPLAY USER INFORMATION
Q. Can I renew material remotely if I have a fine?
A: No, the system will respond with the message: ACCESS DENIED. Please call or come in to see us as soon as this happens as your fines are increasing at $1.00 a day per item.
Q. The book I want is checked out. Can I have the Library re-call it?
A: No, however you can place a hold on a book that is checked out:
Q. What if I cannot bring my library material back on time?
A: Please attempt to renew it either by contacting the Library or doing it yourself remotely.
NOTE: Overdue material is subject to the following fines: $1.00 a day/per item, $.50 per hour for Closed Reserve material
Q. Where do I pay my fines?
Q. What if I lose Library material?
A: You will be responsible for the overdue fine, plus the replacement costs for the
Q. Can people not affiliated with the College access the Library?
A: Yes, the College is a member of THE ALBERTA LIBRARY (TAL), and this membership allows our faculty and students to access collections throughout Alberta, free of charge.
Members of the general public, not affiliated with any library can still have access to our collection by purchasing a Community Borrower card for $25.00 per year. There is a five book limit for this category of borrowers.
Q. Does the Library have a wireless network?
Q. Do I need any special settings or passwords to connect?
A: No special encryption settings, user names, or passwords are required to access this Network.
Q. Are there any restrictions in the use of our library's licensed agreements?
A: Electronic resources available from the Libraries' web site are licensed by the Alberta College of Art + Design for non-commercial use by ACAD faculty, staff, students, and on-site visitors at ACAD campus locations, for educational or research purposes only.
Q. What is a license agreement?
A: A license agreement is a contract between an intellectual property owner (or licensor) and a subscriber (the Library or the College). Unlike print resources, libraries do not own most electronic or digital resources. Instead, a license agreement is negotiated and signed with each owner, which allows the library's users to access the electronic information for a specified amount of time for a specified fee.
Q. What use restrictions are set by license agreements?
A: Although each license is unique, common restrictions found in licenses for digital information products include the following:
Q. Who is an authorized user?
A: The definition of an authorized user depends on the terms set out in the license of a particular electronic resource. Generally authorized users are the registered students, faculty, and staff of the institution purchasing the electronic resource. In many cases, authorized users also include members of the public who use the e-resource on library premises.
Q. May I download an entire journal issue?
A: No. This is a violation of basic copyright principles.
Q. May I e-mail full-text articles to individuals who are not affiliated with ACAD?
A: As a general rule, you may not e-mail full-text articles to unauthorized users.
Q. Who is Luke Lindoe?
A: Luke Lindoe (1913-2000) is considered one of the key architects of the Alberta College of Art + Design. He played a central role in defining the diversity of art practice which can be seen at ACAD today. Luke Lindoe enrolled in the Provincial Institute of Technology and Art (now The Alberta College of Art + Design) in 1935, and taught there from 1946 to 1957. He is credited as the founder of the Ceramics Department.
Work, meaning, and life to Luke Lindoe were embodied in a definitive relationship with nature, and a pervasive and enduring aesthetic which emerged out of what he called "walking on the land."Born in 1913 near Bashaw Alberta, he worked as a pack train handler, hard rock miner, cook, boat handler, plant foreman, geological consultant, teacher and studio artist, always resolutely striving to maintain his connection to the prairie landscape.
As an artist he worked in various media, notably ceramics, revealing how the making of art is an organic process that emerges out of individual expression and a practical knowledge of materials and processes. He established Plainsman Clays Ltd., in Medicine Hat in 1964. Plainsman became a major supplier of 'prepared clays' in Canada.
Luke Lindoe received many honours and awards both nationally and internationally in his life time. He was elected to the Ceramic Masters of Canada by the Canadian Guild of Potters, He completed thirteen major architectural commissions as well as many sculptural commissions. The Library at the Alberta College of Art + Design was named after him in November 1988, and in May 2000, he was honoured with the ACAD Board of Governors Award of Excellence.