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Collection, Computers, Equipment

To meet the needs of students, faculty, and staff, Red Deer Polytechnic Library provides a collection of physical and electronic resources. Our subject guides are the best place to start your research.
Find out about the computer software available at the Library.
Find out about the equipment (e.g., cameras and accessories, chargers, electronics) available at the Library. Some equipment can be booked in advance.

Red Deer Polytechnic Library Collection

The Library collection is made up of several distinct parts:

Main Collection

This is the major part of our collection. It includes resources such as print books, eBooks, DVDs, CDs, print and online journals (both scholarly and popular), and streaming videos. Located on Floor 2 and online.

Leisure Reading Collection

Fiction and non-fiction intended to encourage and facilitate a culture of reading for pleasure. Located on the Main Floor.

Curriculum Collection

The Curriculum Collection supports teacher education programs and courses in the Red Deer Polytechnic Education programs. This collection has materials authorized for use in Alberta schools, plus supporting materials, children’s and young adult literature, and non-book items such as sound and video recordings, games, manipulatives, models, and kits. Located on Floor 2.

Reserve Collection

Reserves are high-demand items available for short-term loans, such as select textbooks and course-specific readings, laptops, and other equipment. Located at the Library Desk on the Main Floor.  
Faculty can put items on Reserve using this form.

Red Deer Polytechnic Authors Collection

Materials written or produced by Red Deer Polytechnic faculty, staff, and students are actively acquired by the Library. You can find these items on our shelves by looking for the red “Red Deer College Authors” sticker. Located primarily throughout the Main and Curriculum collections on Floor 2.

Red Deer Polytechnic Digital Repository

Find scholarly work by Red Deer Polytechnic faculty, staff, and students.

Interlibrary Loan

Request articles, books, and multimedia items that are not held at Red Deer Polytechnic Library or at a NEOS Library. Log in here to check the status of current and previous requests.

Find out more about the Library collection by reviewing our Collection Development Guiding Document.
Most items in the Library collection, including the computers and some pieces of equipment, are available to the community through a Community Membership.

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