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High Density Library

Reading Room

Please Note: The HDL Reading Room will be closed to the public indefinitely  to accommodate a large project. Apologies for the inconvenience. Material stored at the HDL may be requested online and delivered to other campus libraries for review.

Archival and special collections material may only be consulted by appointment with a Librarian, Archivist or Curator. Please contact Archives and Special Collections directly.
Archival material: 403-220-7271; email:
Special Collections: 403-220-3608; email:
Further information on accessing and using Archival and Special Collections material:

Borrowing HDL Material:

Books and journals from the general collection may be signed out from the HDL.

Patrons must have a valid University of Calgary library card in order to borrow library material. These cards include: