About Us

Facts & Figures


print and electronic collections exceeding 5.2 million titles and over 8.7 million volumes including:

  • more than 110,000 scholarly ejournals across disciplines from a wide range of publishers
  • over 1.36 million ebooks accessible via a variety of formats
  • over 1,100 online databases
  • over 40,000 items in ERA: Education & Research Archive, UAlberta’s institutional repository
  • over 30 hosted open access journals
  • over 2,600 research data files available in Dataverse
  • more than 120,000 digitized books, 67,000 newspaper issues, and 20,000 images and maps related to the Canadian prairies and beyond


  • Over 5,700 seats in 10 locations
  • over 700 Windows and over 100 Mac workstations , equipped with a wide range of browsers and office productivity software
  • over 50 bookable study and practice presentation rooms varied in size and setup
  • designated common, quiet and silent areas, which have everything from individual carrels and comfortable soft seating to silent, technology free zones and large quiet reading rooms
  • a 24/7 study space, on the lower and first levels of Cameron Library
  • 100 PC laptops, 25 MacBook and 2 digital cameras available for loan
  • 5 3D printers available for student use, in partnership with the Faculty of Science


  • over 230,000 circulations
  • over 16,000 items borrowed via ILL for UAL users and almost35,000 items lent via ILL to external users
  • open 168 hours per week fall/spring term
  • 3.2 million visitors to our physical libraries
  • over 2.7 million views of UAL home page
  • over 118,000 research questions answered via our physical and virtual service points
  • over 580 classes taught to more than 18,500 students, faculty, staff, and community members