Library Collections

Main Collection (A to QH 303 on Level 9; QH 303 to Z on Level 10 North)
Classification Scheme Library of Congress Classification
Collection Size (2008/09) 423,239 volumes
New volumes Added (2007/08) 7,430 volumes (includes volumes added to Oversize)
Includes Books 
Bound journals 
Older issues of unbound journals 
Annuals, yearbooks 
Circulating government documents 
Circulating older editions of reference volumes 

Oversize Collection (A to Z on Level 9 West)
Classification Scheme Library of Congress Classification
Collection Size (2008/09) 6,681 volumes
Includes Books 
Bound journals 
Older issues of unbound journals 
Annuals, yearbooks 
Circulating government documents 
Circulating older editions of reference volumes 

Current Serials & Newspaper Collections (Level 10 South)
Classification Scheme Alphabetically by title
Collection Size (2008/09) 1,173 print titles
Includes Journals and magazines having a publication frequency greater than once per year 
Newspapers 
Newsletters

Government Documents Collection (Level 10 South)
Classification Scheme CODOC Classification
Collection Size (2008/09) 45,633  volumes
Includes Canadian federal and Alberta provincial documents in the following areas: 
Legislative and parliamentary documents (statutes, regulations, meeting minutes and decisions) 
Policy documents and annual reports of departments and agencies 
Statistical and census data 
Royal commission and other governmental investigation reports

Reference Collection (Level 10 East)
Classification Scheme Library of Congress Classification
Collection Size (2008/09) 9,361 volumes
Includes Almanacs 
Atlases 
Dictionaries 
Directories 
Encyclopedias 
Handbooks and manuals 
Periodical indexes and abstracts 
Subject bibliographies

Index Collection (Level 10 South)
Classification Scheme Library of Congress Classification
Collection Size (2008/09) 3,004 volumes
Includes

Indexes and bibliographies

Media Collection (Level 11 North)
Classification Scheme Library of Congress Classification
Collection Size (2008/09) 10,482 items
Includes DVDs
CD-ROMs
Video recordings (vhs, beta, u-matic) 

Sound recordings (compact disc, cassette, LP) 
Kits

Equipment Collection (Level 11 North and General Services Desk)
Classification Scheme "AV" + Alphabetically by type of equipment (e.g., AV CAMCORDER)
Collection Size (2008/09) 264 items
Includes Camcorders
Data projectors
Digital cameras
Laptops
Microphones
Tape recorders
Other portable audio-visual equipment and peripherals

Microform Collection (Level 11 North)
Classification Scheme Library of Congress Classification
Collection Size (2008/09) 873,341 reels/fiche
Includes Back issues of journals and newspapers 
Pre-1900 Canadiana collection on microfiche 
ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) documents on microfiche 
Microlog Canadian government documents on microfiche 
Masters and doctoral theses on microfilm/microfiche 
Debates of the House of Commons (historical)

Special Collections (Level 11 East)
Classification Scheme Library of Congress Classification
Collection Size (2008/09) 973 volumes
Includes Southern Alberta regional histories 
Roloff Beny collection 
Rare or  fragile materials

Curriculum Laboratory (Level 11 South)
Classification Scheme Dewey Decimal Classification
Collection Size (2008/09) 50,710 items
Includes Early childhood - Grade 12 fiction, nonfiction, textbooks and multi-format learning resources supporting the Alberta school curriculum

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