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Services to Distance Learners
I am a distance student - what services are available?
When you register at Holland College as an off-campus learner, please contact library services to set you up with a library account and to assign you a library barcode. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your contact information, mailing address, and the program you are enrolled in. You can use your library barcode to login to the Holland College Library's online catalogue at http://library.hollandc.pe.ca/ where you can request books, and renew books that you have signed out.
We will ship requested items to out-of-province borrowers via Canada Post, enclosing a postage-free return label. If you are studying in-province, we will ship items to your nearest Library branch. You may borrow up to six items at a time from us, and you may renew your loans up to five times, provided there are no pending requests for the items. The loan period for out-of-province distance learners is longer than normal (usually about one month), in order to compensate for shipment times. Although we do not charge late fees for overdue items, you will be charged for replacement of any materials that are lost or damaged.
When you request a book and you are studying in-province, select the library where you will pick up the book. You will be notified by email when it is ready for pickup. If you are studying out-of-province, please email library staff at email@example.com to request material and include your full mailing address and distance education program you are enrolled in as well as detailed information about the book(s) including author, title, year and call number.
If you have any trouble requesting material from the online catalogue, please contact Holland College Library Services at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reference (Q&A) Service
Have a question that needs an answer? Send it along to one of our trained library staff. You can call us at 902-566-9558 or any of the numbers listed on our Contacts page, or email email@example.com
Off-Campus Access to Restricted Online Resources
Some Holland College online learning materials, such as our article databases or encyclopedias, are by subscription only and are licenced for use only by currently enrolled students and staff. When you attempt to access any resources with a red lock icon from off-campus, you will be prompted to enter your Holland College username and password. Resources with a green lock icon are free to use and do not require a username/password to access. For more information on off-campus access to restricted resources, please click here.