Library Services for Faculty & Staff

You can use the library catalogue search to find resources at Lakeland and other libraries in our consortium.
Lakeland College faculty and staff members have access to a number of library services.
Check each drop down below for details.
Full privileges, but you need a card
All faculty and staff have full library privileges. Request a card:
  • in personby visiting the library circulation desk on your campus. We'ill activate your library account and provide you with a library card. 
  • by emailt to Your library card will be sent to you through the inter-office mail system. If you are off-campus, your library barcode and PIN number will be emailed to you. 
Using your library card:
You'ill need to bring your card with you to check out items (including journals) from the library. Your card can also be used at other NEOS consortia libraries.
Here are the borrowing limits:
  • Faculty may borrow Lakeland library materials, with the exception of periodicals, until the end of the current semester.
  • Staff may borrow Lakeland library materials for 3 weeks, with the exception of periodicals.
  • Periodicals may be borrowed for only 3 days.
  • Materials from other NEOS libraries may be borrowed for 2 weeks,
Access the library catalogue online
Use the one stop search to find:
  • books
  • e-books
  • videos
  • streaming videos
  • journal articles
  • print/electronic journals
  • codes & standards
Access to NEOS libraries' resources
Lakeland College library is a member of the NEOS consortium. Member libraries include most of the academic libraries in central and northern Alberta, including the University of Alberta, MacEwan University and all Government of Alberta libraries. 

Lakeland College faculty and staff can:
  • Borrow books from any NEOS member library. If you locate a book that isn't available at a Lakeland College campus library, use the Place Hold option available in the library catalogue to request it. Specify your "pickup" location. 
  • For online employees, you can specify your pickup location to be the nearest NEOS member library. Make sure to take your library card with you when you go to pick up your book. 
  • Walk-in access to e-books and electronic databases is also available. Please ensure that you have your library card with you.
  • You can return any borrowed materials at any NEOS member library.
Online database access
You may access all of Lakeland College's online resources directly when working on campus on a network computer.

Remote access (including campus Wi-Fi) is available ​by sing your Lakeland College library barcode number and PIN.

If you do not know your PIN, follow the on-screen instructions located on the NEOS What is my PIN page?

If you have any difficulty, please contact the library circulation desk on your campus.
Interlibrary loans
If you need  materials not available from within NEOS or the online databases, use the interlibrary loan form.
Login with your library barcode and PIN. Then, follow the on-screen instructions.
This form can also be used to check the status of your requests.
  • for books, please allow 2 to 3 days for your material to arrive
  • journal articles will be emailed to you.
Journal alerts & access
Electronic alerts
The library subscribes to many full-text databases as well as individual electronic journals.
Provide the librarian with a list of journals that are of interest to you. Or, through a consultation process, the librarian can work with you to set up a profile and identify relevant full-text journals. With that information, the librarian and/or other library staff can help you set up a journal alert service.
  • you'lll receive an email with a link to the most current issue of the journal whenever it is released.
  • if the articles are not available, you can request articles for free through the interlibrary loan service.
  • request articles will be emailed/mailed to you.
Print journal services
The library has a limited number of print journal subscriptions. You can search the library catalogue for journal titles and request:
  • Table of Contents (TOC) for a specific journal. These will be scanned and emailed to you
  • The journal can be routed to you. Periodical loans are limited to 3 days so that your students and other instructors can also have access to it. Please speak with library staff if you wish to borrow a print issue of a journal for longer.
Recommend materials
You are encouraged to recommend titles or other resources to your librarians.

What Students Say
With the Student-Managed Farm you learn to be accountable for what you’re doing and the choices you make. You get an understanding of what it’s like to be out in industry or on a farm making decisions that count.

– Anthony Biglieni

Agribusiness Class of 2006

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College has been a integral partner in growing our own through the school of business. As an alumnus of the college, I have first-hand learning experience in the school of business. The professors welcome Servus Credit Union to facilitate classes in the Business Ethics course each year.

– Sandi Unruh

Senior Human Resources Consultant

What Faculty & Staff Say
Vertex has had great experience bringing on students from Lakeland College. We have found the Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Management) program to provide students with good academic knowledge of the environmental industry and the criteria that governs the land reclamation

– Sean Fuller B.Sc., P.Ag.

Vice President, Environmental Services, Vertex.

What Alumni Say
There is no way I would be where I am today without Lakeland College. It inspired me to be a better person and to get a job in something I love doing. I am so thankful I had such a great experience at Lakeland and I hope future students do as well.

– Danielle Gaboury

Business studies, Class of 2016.

What Students Say
I recommend the UT program to people all the time. The smaller setting Lakeland offers, is very conducive to learning. It's less intimidating than the larger universities and allows for more class interactions and discussions

– Kelly Mykytuk

2nd year UT student, 2017-18

What Alumni Say
Choosing to attend Lakeland College was one of the best decisions that I’ve made in my life so far. The welcoming and friendly Lakeland environment encourages a place of excellence, and fosters the ability to be successful not only in school, but in life.

– Mariah Van’t Hof

University Transfer, Class of 2015

What Alumni Say
I have loved my experience at Lakeland. The teachers are personable, and quick to share about their own experiences. They encouraged me to run with my own ideas and see what would happen; they got excited about my designs, which gave me the confidence to do my best and be more creative.

– Payton Ramstead

Class of 2016, Interior Design student.

What Alumni Say
At Lakeland College you are guaranteed to have time out of the classroom where you can put everything you learned together and actually see that what you’re learning is relevant.

– Alisa Brace

Animal Health Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The friendships I made, the experiences we were provided with, and the welcoming atmosphere of the Vermilion Campus made my time at Lakeland extremely valuable and memorable

– Grayden Kay

Animal Science & Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College was a learning environment unlike any other school. It allows students to learn beyond the classroom, and staff and faculty genuinely want to see students succeed. It’s a place where you can feel comfortable asking questions and where everyone has a place and fits in.

– Carson Reid

Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The instructors were the highlight of my time at Lakeland. It made a huge impact on my college experience to have instructors who challenged, encouraged, and believed in me.

– Jessica Cadrain

Child & Youth Care, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
At the beginning of my first year, I was really stressed out as I felt I had no artistic ability. But with the instruction and time put in by the interior design faculty, I was able to develop my artistic abilities. Now I am fully confident in and exceeding well in the artistic side of this career!

– Naomi Mason

Interior Design Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I just feel like you get the best education at Lakeland, especially from the time that the instructors can actually spend with you. I like the class sizes too – everything’s been great about my Lakeland experience.

– Dean Coulson

Heavy Equipment Technician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I do give Lakeland College credit for reigniting my interest and even preparing me for Miss Rodeo Canada. Lakeland helped me to grow enough to have the confidence to think I could take on that role and become that person. I think that I have and I am really grateful for that

– Ali Mullin

Agribusiness, class of 2014, former Miss Rodeo Canada.

What Alumni Say
I feel the professors at Lakeland actually prepared me for the profession. It’s impossible to be just a number here when there are 12 students in all of your classes. When the school advertised small class sizes, they actually meant it.

– Stephen Mark Visser

Real Estate Appraisal and Assessment, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I was involved in the president’s gala in April where I was an emcee for the evening, it was a great experience, and I had a lot of fun doing it and would recommend it to everyone.”

– Lucas Tetreault

HOPE Power Engineering, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I would recommend Lakeland College for the simple fact that it's for everybody. As a mature student who went back to school much later than his 18th year, I was immediately accepted, and not ostracized in the least

– Donald James Shaw

Accounting Major, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
All the hands-on learning was great and very helpful once placed into the industry. Having clients leave with a smile after each service assured me that I was in the right field of work. I would recommend Lakeland to anyone.

– Courtnee Coolidge

Esthetician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The professors care so much about their students at Lakeland and are able to know each and every one of them by name, so much so that they are able to nominate a ton of students for awards.

– Stephanie Wakefeild

University Transfer, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
They really put you in the lead at Lakeland. Lakeland cares about its students, empowers them, and gives them opportunities to achieve their goals. I don’t see Lakeland as a stepping stone or a first step – I see it as a bridge and an integral part of my education.

– Alyssa Wells

University Transfer, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I wanted to get experience in the field of assessment as it would give me exposure to what it’s like day to day. It was an invaluable experience as I find it hard to imagine what it would be like working in a particular field or area until I’m doing the work.

– Sheldon Farrell

Real estate appraisal and assessment, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
In the campus spa, they give you time to work with each client so nothing is rushed and you’re able to concentrate on providing the best service you can to your client.

– Daphney Couturier

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
It’s going to be a lot easier to start our first jobs having this experience and having been able to build our confidence in the campus spa. I love that we get to have this opportunity.

– Darby Watchel

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Employers Say
Lakeland is a great place to find employees. The college provides real world training that equips soon-to-be employees with knowledge and people skills that are highly sought after in the agriculture industry these days.

– Dustin Dinwoodie

Key Account Manager – Western Canada Arysta LifeScience

What Alumni Say
The hands-on field trips, quality of education i received, professors who are invested in your success, and all the friends I made. I exceeded my academic expectations and I also had a lot of fun. If i had to do it all over gain, i would choose Lakeland!

– Nicole (Audet) Pysh

Class of 2006, Environmental Protection & Class of 2008, Applied Environmental Degree