About your Library membership: RDP students


All Red Deer Polytechnic students automatically receive a free Library membership. Your iCard is your Library card.

All communication from RDP Library will be sent to your RDP email account. Learn more about your RDP email.

Membership Privileges: RDP Library Materials (physical collections)

Type of Library Item Loan Period Number of Renewals Late Fine
Materials from the Main collection, Leisure Reading collection, and Curriculum Collection 6 weeks 4 n/a
Reserve collection: books, DVDs, CDs, anatomy models 2 hours 0 $1.00/hour/item
Reserve collection: equipment (cameras, tripods, etc.) 3 days 0 $1.00/hour/item
Reserve collection: laptops and TVs 4 hours 0 $1.00/hour/item
Materials from other NEOS libraries 2 weeks 4 n/a

There is no limit to the number of items you may borrow, and no cost to borrow items.


Fines will be charged for library materials which have been recalled but not returned on time, at the rate of $1.00/item/day; your borrowing privilege may also be suspended. Learn more about Recall.

Lost or Damaged Materials

Fines will be charged for library materials which are lost or damaged, and your borrowing privilege may be suspended. Find out more.

Membership Privileges: RDP Library Materials (e-collections)

Access all e-materials in the Library or off-campus. Off-campus access requires you to log in with your RDP email and password.

Membership Privileges: Getting Materials from Other Libraries

If RDP Library doesn't have the items you need, you can have items delivered to RDP Library for your use, for free, through a NEOS Hold or Interlibrary Loan request. Learn more.

Membership Privileges: Other Libraries

Your RDP Library membership allows you to visit, and in some cases borrow materials from, other Alberta libraries.

Other NEOS Libraries

RDP Library is a member of NEOS Libraries. Visit other NEOS libraries for free.

If you wish to borrow items directly from another NEOS library, simply use your iCard at that other library. This service is free, and the items you've borrowed can be returned to RDP Library or any other NEOS Library.

Red Deer Public Library

If you wish to borrow items from Red Deer Public Library, visit any branch with your iCard to get an RDPL Student Membership. Find out more

Other Alberta Libraries

Visit any library in Alberta for free.

Most libraries in Alberta are members of The Alberta Library (TAL), ME Libraries, or both. If you wish to borrow items directly from a library which is not a NEOS member library nor a branch of Red Deer Public Library, talk to RDP Library staff, or staff at the other library you wish to use, about the best way to obtain membership privileges.

  • Last Updated Sep 06, 2023
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