1. How do I request a book or article from another library outside of Holland College?

If you haven't tried searching Holland College's library catalogue or the article databases, you may want to start there first.

This service is available to current students, staff and faculty of Holland College. It supplements the resources of the Holland College Library Services by making available books and articles located at other libraries.  

All requests are processed through the Charlottetown Centre Library.  Individuals may submit  requests in person, in a form on our website, or directly from EBSCO citations in our online databases.

Books are normally available within 1 to 3 weeks, but may take longer depending on where the request was sent and whether or not the item is available at the time of the request.  Article delivery can take 2 days to a week. Therefore, requesters should be aware of the time factor and do their research in advance of deadlines.

At the present time there is no charge for Interlibrary Book Loans or Article Delivery at Holland College.   However, requesters are responsible for any costs incurred due to loss, damage, and overdue fines as well as additional charges for rush orders.

For Staff: This service does not replace program-related collection development. Materials borrowed via this service must be related to curriculum, professional development, or staff research.  Requests of a personal nature should be directed to the Confederation Centre Public Library, UPEI, or other libraries as appropriate.

2. I am a distance student - what services are available?

 

 

Registering for Distance Services

Distance library services are available to current Holland College students, faculty and staff working off-campus for extended periods of time.

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 library@hollandcollege.com and include your contact information, mailing address, and the program you are enrolled in.

 

Borrowing library books

Online resources

 

Getting Help (Q&A)

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 library@hollandcollege.com

 

3. Kindle and Sony eBook Readers

The Charlottetown Centre Library has 15 Kindle and 2 Sony eBook Readers available to students and staff for a 2 week loan period. They are older models (about 6 years old). They come loaded with many eBooks and other eBooks can be uploaded through the USB cable that is included with each eReader.  Here are some useful links:

If you want to load an eBook onto the Kindle or Sony Reader you can go the Project Gutenberg website which has a collection of over 30,000 free public domain eBooks including many classics.

Both the Kindle and the Sony Reader come with quick start guides on how to use each device and how to upload eBooks.

If you wish to place a request for a Kindle or Sony, you can either click one of the reader links above and place a request using your library barcode number which is on the back of your student ID, or you can drop by the library or call us at 566-9558.  You will be notified when it is ready for pickup at the Charlottetown Centre Library. Unfortunately, we can't ship these devices to other locations for pickup.

 

 

 

4. Videos to help with your research

5. What services are available for external borrowers (Island Community)?

Holland College is pleased to offer circulation services (excluding interlibrary loan) to members of the Island community who are not enrolled students or staff.

In order to borrow from our collections, you will need to register at one of our libraries and present some valid identification. Once registered, you will receive a borrower card with a 14-digit barcode number. You can use this barcode number to make requests in our online catalogue or to request online renewals of items you have borrowed.

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. If a student or staff member requests materials signed out to you, however, we reserve the right to recall those items before their due date. You should also know that, although we do not charge late fees for overdue items, you will be charged for replacement of any materials that are lost or damaged. Holland College may also decline to lend materials to users who are perpetually in arrears or who do not respect the terms of loan.

Internet access and online databases

Members of the Island community are welcome to use the library public computers for Internet access as well as for searching our subscription research databases. Please check with library staff about logging you in to one of the computers in the library. Because of our license agreements, only currently enrolled Holland College students and staff can access the subscription databases from off-campus or at home.

6. What services are available for Holland College alumni?

Did you know that you can still use Holland College Library Services after you graduate? Here's what we offer...

Circulation Services

In order to borrow from our collections, you will need to register at one of our resource centres and present some valid identification. Once registered, you will receive a new borrower card with a 14-digit barcode number. You can use this barcode number to make requests in our online catalogue or to request online renewals of items you have borrowed. 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. If a currently enrolled student or staff member requests materials signed out to you, however, we reserve the right to recall those items before their due date. You should also know that, although we do not charge late fees for overdue items, you will be charged for replacement of any materials that are lost or damaged. Holland College may also decline to lend materials to users who are perpetually in arrears or who do not respect the terms of loan.

Internet access and online databases

Holland College alumni are welcome to use the library public computers for Internet access as well as for searching our subscription research databases. Please check with library staff about logging you in to one of the computers in the library. Because of our license agreements, only currently enrolled Holland College students and staff can access the subscription databases from off-campus or at home.