About the Library Collection


The Library collection is made up of several distinct parts. Use OneSearch to find items in the RDP Library Collection.

Main Collection

This is the major part of our collection. It includes materials such as print books, eBooks, DVDs, CDs, print and online journals (both scholarly and popular), and streaming videos. Located on Floor 2 and online through OneSearch.

Leisure Reading Collection

Fiction and non-fiction intended to encourage and facilitate a culture of reading for pleasure. Located on the Main Floor.

Curriculum Collection

The Curriculum Collection supports teacher education programs and courses offered through the Red Deer Polytechnic School of Education. This collection includes materials authorized for use in Alberta schools, plus supporting materials, children’s and young adult literature, and non-book items such as sound and video recordings, games, manipulatives, models, and kits. Located on Floor 2 and online through OneSearch.

Reserve Collection

Reserves are high-demand items available for short-term loan, such as select textbooks and course-specific readings, laptops, and other equipment. Located at the Library Desk on the Main Floor.  

Red Deer Polytechnic Authors Collection

Physical materials (e.g. print books, DVDs, CDs, etc.) written or produced by Red Deer Polytechnic faculty and staff are acquired by the Library. You can find these items on our shelves by looking for the red “Red Deer Polytechnic (College) Authors” sticker. Located primarily in the Main and Curriculum collections on Floor 2.

Red Deer Polytechnic Digital Repository

Includes scholarly work by Red Deer Polytechnic faculty, staff, and students. Access the digital repository at https://rdpolytech.arcabc.ca

Find out more about the Library Collection by reviewing our Collection Development Guiding Document.

  • Last Updated Jan 19, 2023
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