Finding

Whether you are browsing online or in the stacks, learn how to make your search more efficient and find what you need.

If what you are looking for is currently unavailable, place a hold on the item, search The Alberta Library’s TAL Online or request an item through Interlibrary Loan.

Find Books

Do an Advanced Search and limit Item Type to Book Materials. Use the Nearby items on shelf function to shelf read online and place a hold on items currently unavailalbe. Ask library staff if you cannot find what you are looking for.

Find Periodicals

Browse our print magazines in the Reading Room or do and Advanced Search and limit Item Type to Magazines Newspapers and Journals. Hundreds of additional online titles are available through E-resources

Find Articles

Go to E-resources to search databases for online articles from thousands of academic journals and magazines, newspapers and encyclopedias. 

Find Images

ArtStor is a searchable database of art, design, craft, and architecture images from all over the world. ACAD users can also access the ACAD Teaching Image Collection that primarily consists of contemporary Canadian images. For remote access to Artstor go to Library login and password help.

Find DVDs

Browse the library catalogue by title or subject. Limit your Advanced Search by choosing ACAD 16 mm Film Video and DVD in Item Type to bring up a list of available titles.

Ask library staff at the front desk to retrieve DVDs. You can watch DVDs in the library, in the cozy preview or larger group study rooms or borrow and view overnight.

Find Streaming films

The Library subscribes to Films on Demand and Kanopy. Access classic, award-winning and new films, review transcripts or search segments on your topic. Go to Watching for links to more online sources for video and high-quality images.

Find Closed Reserves

Faculty may select materials to put in Closed Reserves to ensure student access. Search the library catalogue or go directly to Closed Reserves in the top menu to look up items by instructor name, course number or course name.

Contact the library for more help finding library resources.