Sopchyshyn Family Library


Jim Derksen, Library Director: 780-392-2454

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.

NEOS Covid response
Jan 11, 2021

The majority of NEOS libraries are closed as they are observing the current government lockdown period and will be subject to further lockdowns should they occur. Some libraries are open.

The NEOS bin service is currently closed with the possibility of resuming service on Jan 25 – the earliest possible date.

Online hold requests are currently limited to primary students’ collections while the bin service is down.

Recalls are not allowed.

Overdue items are still exempt from fines.

Health libraries are closed indefinitely.

Newman Library

Newman library will maintain its Covid protocols established last semester but will comply with NEOS restrictions when they affect NTC library services.

Newman library hours are Mon-Fri 8:30-4:00

Newman library is open to NTC students only.

Browsing and item check-out services are open. Study and photocopier areas remain closed.

The NTC book drop remains open.

Hold pickup service will still be offered to NTC students. However, Newman library will  no longer fill External borrower pickup requests.

The library will fill scan to email and photocopy requests - made by NTC students - free of charge.

Reserve item readings will be scanned to 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. 

Newman Library recognizes that 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. We use international standards for description, but support and actively participate in efforts to update and change these practices as we strive for descriptions that are inclusive, respectful, and do not cause harm. We acknowledge the critical importance of community consultation in these efforts, and, as residents on Treaty 6 territory and Métis Region 4, we commit to working together with our 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.