Sopchyshyn Family Library


Jim Derksen, Library Director: 780-392-2454
Administration, distance education, collections, cataloguing, reference, library research, ILL

Holly Vogel, Administrative Assistant: 780-392-2450 ext. 2218
General inquiries, circulation (fines, renewals, holds), reserves, periodicals

The Sopchyshyn Family Library at Newman College is open to the public.  NTC External borrower cards cost $15.00 per year. All NEOS libraries accept our External Borrower's card.  Newman Library does not accept the TAL card.


Phase 2 Library Reopening

Beginning Sept 8, 2020, the NTC library will reopen to NTC students only.

Library use is limited to retrieving resources for check-out.

Stack access allows for one student, per shelf range, at a time.

All study, casual reading, photocopier, and computer station areas are closed.

If required, the library will limit access to 8 students at a time.

Library hours are 8:30 - 4:00 M-F.

Circulation services

Standard due dates will resume for newly checked out items.

Overdue fines will either not be charged or will be kept to a minimum.

Item returns are to be made via the book drop outside the library entrance.

Item Recalls and Item Hold requests

These services have been restored to participating NEOS libraries including NTC.  
In most cases, the library send to location will be limited to NTC library.

Item hold pickup

Hold items will be checked out to the requester and be made available on the pickup table just outside the library entrance. Items will be on hold for seven days. Requesters will be notified by email.

Copying, scanning and printing

Photocopying, scanning and printing are available upon request. 

Requests will be accepted in person or by email.

In person requests will be filled on demand. Email requests will be printed and be made available on the pickup table. If time sensitive, please inform library staff.

There is no charge for copying, scanning or printing.

All copyright guidelines remain in force.

Item quarantining

All returned, recalled or hold items will be quarantined for three days before being discharged or checked out to a student.

NTC External Borrowers

NTC external borrowers will not have library access nor access to the hold pick up option via the NEOS catalogue. However, they may request NTC items for pick-up by emailing library staff.

Phase 3 reopening

When safe to do so, and in keeping with other NEOS libraries generally, the library will move into phase three of its reopening plans. This will mean the opening of study, casual reading, photocopier and computer areas, as well as allowing external and secondary borrower access. However, physical distancing guidelines will still be in place.

For assistance: Please phone 780-392-2454 or email:

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.

Link to the NEOS catalogue here

Please note that Newman Library does not have an after-hours bookdrop. 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.