How do I get access to library books and e-resources?

You will have to log in searching for physical and electronic materials.  

To use the search box on the home library page:

  • enter your search terms and you will be asked to sign into your King's account
  • use your King's email, and the password you use to sign into campus email/moodle
  • library staff hint: make yourself an EBSCO account, and you will be able to save and re-use searches, keep project files, and lots more! The account remains valid as long as you continue to use it

To place holds, request Interlibrary loan items, you will need to use your library card

  • the barcode is your username
  • Students: the last 4 numbers of your student ID is usually your PIN
  • Faculty/Staff: the last 4 numbers of your phone number is usually you PIN

Email library for more information

How do I find my barcode and PIN?

Your barcode has thirteen numbers and is found on the bottom of your Student ID card.  Your PIN is usually the last 4 numbers of your Student ID, unless you changed it.  

How do I request materials not at King's?

Requests for NEOS Materials

Holds may be placed on items within the library catalogue. You can request that items be delivered to King's for pickup.

  • During fall and winter semesters delivery of materials between NEOS libraries are on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.   (delivery is reduced to one time per week from May through August).
  • If available, materials from other libraries may arrive at King's within a week but may take longer depending if the item is available. Materials requested from NEOS libraries outside the city of Edmonton will take longer to arrive.
  • Please note there is no way to predict how soon holds may be available. 

Requests for Materials Outside NEOS

King’s students and employees may request books and articles not available within NEOS by Interlibrary Loan. Delivery times vary and there may be costs which may be communicated to the requestor before the material is requested. Libraries use Canada Post so this may not be a valid option if you are in a rush.

NEOS Centralized ILL form

How do I check the status of my holds?

You will receive an email to your King's email when your holds are available for pickup. 

To view the status of your holds:

  • Login to My Account and view the information provided under the "Holds" tab.
  • Check the "Holds Shelf" in the Library. Your items will be filed by the first three letters of your surname, and the last four digits of your barcode.

Holds are returned to their home institution if not picked-up within five days from their date of arrival.

How do I view and pay library fines?

King's and other NEOS libraries have eliminated fines on most items except but overdue recalled items, equipment and reserve material. As always it is important that you check your King's email for notices from NEOS. You might receive a recalled item once you've had an item for 10 days, there is not guarantee that you will have it the entire 6 week loan period. 

Also, verify the date of the email, you may have already returned items if you do not monitor your email often.

To view your library fines online go to My Account.

You can pay fines in person using cash, credit card, or debit, or you can pay online at: OnLine Payments

For fines information, contact the Library by email: library@kingsu.ca

How do I find music scores?

Finding Music Scores

  1. Open the NEOS Catalogue 
  2. Click on the button that says, "Advanced Search." 
  3. Enter the composer or title of the score.
  4. In the library drop-down menu, select "King's University" to limit your results to items in the King's music collection.
  5. In the Type drop-down menu, select "Musical Score." 
  6. Click "Search."
  7. From the results screen, click on the title you want to view. 
  8. If it is at King's
    • you will need the call number to locate the item in the library.  Example call number: MT 245 P5810 2015 
    • Go to the music scores located in the Curriculum room. Use the call number to locate the book on the shelf. If you need help, please ask a staff member. 
  9. If it is not at King's
    • click on Place Hold and log in with barcode and PIN
    • select pick up location as King's University
    • click on Place Hold

The library has online access to: The Classical Scores Library


Where do I find the Reserves?

The Reserve Collection is located at the Library Service Desk. The purpose of this collection is to provide access to materials required or essential to a course. Loan periods vary, though the most common is two hours.

Click here to learn more about the the Library's Reserve Collection.