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Collection Development

The Library strives to purchase resources in various formats to support students, faculty, and the programs offered at the College. Students, faculty or staff are encouraged to suggest resources for the Library, please begin by contacting your subject specific liaison or submit this collection development form.
Library Policy 6.2.1 Library Collection Development and Management Policy

  • Jody Mendenhall 
    • Health Programs - BSN; Practical Nursing; Health Care Assistant; Dental Assistant
    • Kinesiology
    • University Arts & Sciences
  • Caitlin Miller
    • Office Administration Programs
    • Business Programs
    • General Reference
  • Suzanne Morin 
    • Aboriginal Programs: Aboriginal Education Support Worker; Aboriginal Management
    • Child, Youth and Family Studies: Early Childhood Education (ECE); Education Assistant (EA); Human Service Worker (HSW); Family Childcare
    • Satellite Campuses
    • Tourism Programs
    • UVIC Teacher Education
  • Cortney Newton
    • Trade Programs
    • Cook Training
    • Hairstylist
    • Fire Services Training
    • Access Education/Upgrading


The Library provides copyright clearance for materials used in the classroom and will answer any of your copyright questions.  Email Suzanne Morin or call 250-489-2751 x.3407.

College Policy 3.4.7 Use of Copyrighted Materials

Reference/Research Help

We are happy to help you with library research for your teaching, research, and professional development needs.  Visit the Reference Desk @ the Library, send an email, or call 250-489-8292 or x.3292.

Course Reserves

Provide students with equitable access to limited course-related materials by placing items on reserve at the library’s circulation desk. Print materials may include books, copyright cleared articles, instructor’s personal materials and materials which fall under the Fair Dealing Guidelines or Print and Digital Copying Guidelines. The Library cannot accept responsibility for lost or damaged personal materials.

Please complete the Reserve Request form and submit the resources with the form to Kellie Ferguson at the Library.

Equipment & Laptop Loans

The Library has laptops and audio-visual equipment that are available for students, staff and faculty to borrow.  For more information contact the Circulation Desk by sending an email to or by calling 250-489-8294 or x.3294.

Information Literacy Skills Development Workshops (ILSD)

Information literacy forms the basis for lifelong learning.This guide introduces faculty to definitions, issues, resources, librarian-supported workshops and instructional sessions.

Standards and learning outcomes endorsed by the Association of College & Research Libraries provide the foundation for creating and assessing workshops, instructional sessions, and programs delivering exemplary information literacy instruction.

To schedule an ILSD workshop send Jody Mendenhall, Librarian, an email or call 250-489-2751 x.3419.

Interlibrary Loans

Items not available at the Library may be borrowed or photocopied from other libraries.  Search the Illume catalogue to submit your request or contact the Reference Desk by email.

Reciprocal Borrowing

College of the Rockies students and employees can borrow materials from participating colleges and universities in B.C.

Library Card for Faculty & Staff

Your Staff ID card, obtained through the Library, also acts as your Library card. 

To obtain a Staff ID card visit the Library with confirmation of employment, or an email to the from your department head stating your start/end date, as well as employment number.  Staff cards are valid for three years or until your term has ended.

LinkedIn Learning

The Library provides access to LinkedIn Learning (formerly, an online subscription library that teaches the latest software tools and skills through high-quality instructional videos. Tutorials are available for more than 1300 software programs.

To setup an account, please navigate to the link on the Portal. You will need to login to your College of the Rockies Network Account for access.

Open Access

Open access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. 

Readings for Aboriginal/Indigenous Studies

A guide to Aboriginal/Indigenous readings in a variety of disciplines, supporting teaching and learning.