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General Information
Library Branches Cranbrook Campus
Service Hours

Hours of Operation
Mountain Time

Library Policies About US
Library Floor Plans Cranbrook campus floor plans, the library is located in Kootenay Centre on Level 1.
Circulation/ Checkout/
Loans Phone Numbers


Toll free: 1-877-489-2687 x.3294

Reference Desk Phone Numbers 250-489-8292
Toll free: 1-877-489-2687 x.3292
Email Address for Reference Questions
Phone Number for Text Message Reference  
Resources & Services
Library Search (EBSCO Discovery) Search All Catalogue
Google Scholar Link Google Scholar
Database Authentication Remote off-campus access to the Library electronic collection and databases is available to registered students and employees.
A current and active College Network Account is required. When accessing any of our electronic databases from off-campus you will be prompted to provide your User ID number (example: c1234567) and the password that you created when activating your College Network Account.
If you experience difficulties with or require assistance in activating your account contact:

Student Help Desk
250-489-2751 x.3333 (for local calls)
or toll-free 1-877-489-2687 x.3333
Subject Guides Subject Specific Guides
Citation Guides Citations - APA*, Chicago, CSE, Legal or MLA

*The College of the Rockies will continue to use the APA  6th edition until September 2020.
Instruction Writing Support @ College of the Rockies

Online Students Student ID, Network Accounts, Webmail, Borrowing from Library, Accessing Databases, Research Help
List of Librarians Staff Contact Information
Reserves Reserve items are held at the Library Circulation Desk. 
Interlibrary Loans Illume (best viewed in Mozilla FireFox or Google Chrome)
E-journals Search for e-journals in the 'Journals' tab on the library's search box
Print Journals
Technical Help College Network Account Activation & Login Information (including COTROnline 'Moodle')
Writing Centre Contact Writing Support

Study Skills and Tutoring

Borrowing Information
Library Cards All Library patrons require a Library Photo ID card to borrow from the Library. Cards are issued at the Circulation Desk. Borrowing privileges are extended to all College students and employees and to anyone residing within the College region. Students must provide proof of current registration. Community users are required to provide photo id with proof of residence, but registration is free. Get a Library Card.
Loan Periods Borrowing Periods and Number of Items to be Borrowed
Holds/ Recalls/ Requests How to Place a Hold
Renewals Renew online
Fines/ Penalties Overdue Fines
Borrowing Policies Borrowing Services
Library Account My Library Account
 After hours book returns When the library is closed, please drop off your library items in the Book Return slot at the main doors of the library.  
Equipment & Facilities
Internet Access There are 8 OPAC computers in the Library which provide internet access to all library users, including Community users. You may check web-based email, browse the internet or use the library catalogue. Printing is available at $0.10 per page for community users.  Students will be deducted $0.10 per page from your student printing account.

Students, staff and faculty who wish to access the internet, use MS Office programs, and print or save must log into one of the lab computers.

Wireless Access
Photocopiers Photocopying ($ 0.10 per page) and laminating ($ 1.00 per linear foot) are available to Community Users in the library. Go to the Library Circulation desk to pay for copying/laminating.
Printers College of the Rockies students receive $30.00 free printing/copying each semester; additional printing/copying can be purchased at the Library Circulation Desk.
Microfilm/ Microfiche Not available.
Meeting/ Study Rooms There are four study rooms available for use.
Computer Labs There are 42 computers for student access in the two adjoining labs (each lab has its own printer) and 4 stations in the adjacent Graphics Lab (connected to a colour printer and scanners). All computers have Windows 8.1, MS Office 2013, and Internet access. Computer Lab 2 is available for extended hours Monday - Friday 7:00 - 10:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, and Sundays 12:00 - 4:00 pm.  Access is through the hallway door when the Library is closed.
Campus Information
Academic Calendar Current Program Guide
Exam Schedules Final exam schedules are on the College Portal (right hand side of the window)
Campus Maps Cranbrook Campus Floor Plans
Campus Web Site Map Site Directory
Other Resources
AskAway Local Administrator(s) Sue Morin, Senior Library Technician (Copyright & Reference) 250-489-2751 x.3407
Back-up Phone Number Library Reference Desk 250-489-8292, available Monday-Friday 9am to 4:30pm or Toll free: 1-877-489-2687 x.3292
Library Staff FAQ  
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