Posted on Saturday January 18, 2020 at 05:00PM
After February 10 public libraries will no longer be able to send requests from TAL Online to their home libraries to fulfilled.
Alberta Public Library Services Branch (PLSB) will be launching a new system which will allow users to discover and request library items in Alberta. When the URL for this resource becomes available, we will post it here.
TAL Online was previously developed and maintained through funding provided by PLSB, who will now be responsible for the new resource sharing system to be used by public libraries in Alberta.
Since the early 2000’s it has been our honour to provide barrier free-access to physical library items across Alberta and we are extremely grateful for the support we received from the PLSB in the past. TAL Online is the product of the libraries that comprise TAL, each of which have generously agreed in principle to provide barrier free access to their resources in order to enhance the information needs of Albertan’s across the province.
TAL Online is not going away. It will remain online as the only service which will allow users to discover items from all 50 of the public, academic and special libraries that comprise TAL’s membership. Public library users will also be able to continue to create, print and share reading lists on TAL Online as well as check on the status of requests they have made prior to January 23, 2020.
Author: Cold Lake Public Library