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The University of Alberta Libraries (UAL) is Canada's second largest research library, with a print and electronic collection exceeding 5.1 million titles and over 9.1 million volumes.
UAL is comprised of ten libraries, spanning three campuses, housing physical collections in all disciplines of study at the university. The library locations are visited and used by 3 million people in a year.
Inspiring exploration, connection, and discovery.
We collaborate at the University of Alberta to advance teaching, learning and research.
We provide access to the past and present through collections, services, spaces and expertise.
- Our work empowers learners scholars and researchers with local and global impact.
The priorities of the UAlberta Libraries for 2018:
Preservation of Digital and Print
As a trusted steward of the scholarly record, University of Alberta Libraries (UAL) is committed to preserving the digital and print content of enduring value for long-term access.
Research Data Management
Good data management sustains, supports and inspires current and new scholarly research. UAL's technological infrastructure and robust research services facilitates this lifecycle, from data collection and analysis to dissemination and potential reuse.
UAL is dedicated to enhancing students' experience here at UAlberta. We do this through our people, services, spaces and collections, and in collaboration with a range of campus partners. We seek student feedback through our Student Library Advisory Committee and respond to changes.
Visit our website to learn about our library spaces and hours, discover our user services, and explore our unique collection.
To contact the library staff, our Ask Us! Service is available via:
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