Sopchyshyn Family Library

Holiday Hours

Fri Dec 14: 9:00 - 6:00
Sat Dec 15: 12:00 - 4:00
Mon Dec 17: 9:00 - 8:00
Extended hours for the term end.
Dec 18 - 21: 9:00 - 4:00
Dec 24 - Jan 1: Closed

Winter term hours are the same as fall term hours and resume Wed Jan 2

Fall Library Hours 

Mon:  9:00 - 8:00
Tue:   9:00 - 4:00
Wed: 9:00 - 4:00
Thu:   9:00 - 4:00
Fri:     9:00 - 6:00
Sat:  12:00 - 4:00

Closed Sundays and holidays


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.

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

ATLA Catholic Periodical and Literature Index for Alumni

The Alumnus of NTC now have complimentary access to the CPLI database.  To receive your username and password please contact our librarian Jim Derksen at or call 780-392-2454.