Sopchyshyn Family Library


Jim Derksen, Library Director: 780-392-2454

As of May 2, 2022 the library will operate under pre-Covid 19 conditions.

Spring/Summer Library hours:
The library will be closed Aug 5 - Aug 26. It will open on Aug 29.

If there is an urgent library need, contact Holly Vogel at Reception.

There will be NEOS bin service for hold requests during the time of closure.

Holds for patrons will be checked-out then placed on the table outside the library entrance for pick-up.

Student Research Page

Here you will find links to library tutorials and other resources to help you develop library and research skills.

This page is being developed over time and is frequently updated. Check back often!

Library Services

  is a library consortium of academic, health and government libraries that share resources through an online catalogue and borrower
database. A NEOS library card is good at any member library. In addition, borrowers may request items through the catalogue and have them sent to their library of choice. Borrowed items may be returned to any NEOS library. The NEOS catalogue allows borrowers to see the status of their accounts, renew items and check or cancel hold requests. 

The NEOS consortium recognizes that the NEOS catalogue and resource descriptions contain language that reflects the biases, norms, and perspectives of the time in which they were created. In particular, for resources about persons and groups, this language is often outdated and harmful. These descriptions also incorporate controlled vocabularies, such as the Library of Congress Subject Headings, which include some headings (e.g., Indians of North America), that are offensive or inappropriate. NEOS libraries use international standards for description, but support and actively participate in efforts to update and change these practices. They strive for descriptions that are inclusive, respectful, and do not cause harm. NEOS acknowledges the critical importance of community consultation in these efforts, and, as many of its libraries are on Treaty 6 territory and Métis Region 4, it commits to working together with the local communities to make these changes. 

Link to the NEOS catalogue here

Please note that Newman Library does not have an after-hours book drop. For hours and locations of all NEOS libraries click here

Distance Education students may also access the catalogue but may only borrow items from Newman Library. Please contact the library to establish a borrower account.


Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library

Students have online access to a wide variety of databases which reference journal articles helpful for term papers. Most of the databases include access to the full text of an article. User authentication is required for offsite access. A current Newman Library card barcode number and PIN are required. If you do not know what your PIN is, contact library staff. (When typing in your barcode do not type spaces or asterisks.)


 The LHCADL includes the following resources (among others):

Atla Religion Database with Serials (includes Catholic Periodical and Literature Index (CPLI))
Proquest Religion Database
EBSCO Full Text Finder

ATLA Catholic Periodical and Literature Index for Alumni

The ATLA CPLI Alumni database has been discontinued.