TAL Online Updates

April 11, 2019

TAL Online updates include: 

  • Users can sign in using their e-mail (providing they set their e-mail address in TAL Online.ca)
  • Increased accessibility for users using screen readers and those who navigate with keyboards
  • More library system configurability: 
    • Library systems can allow users to manually fill out ILL forms
    • Users custom messages on ILL Requests Page
    • LIbrary staff can better show library users the status of their requests

April 12, 2018

TAL Online has been enhanced to include the following features: 

  • A My Public Library ILL Account
  • Curated Reading Lists
  • Checkout Basket
  • User limits for allowed items requested from TAL Online
  • Map integration displaying where items are held in Alberta
  • Improved item linking back to home library catalogues

You can find out more about about these features here: April 2018, TAL Online Features

September 13, 2016

TAL Online has added filter for languages. Users are now able to filter their search results based on the language the item is cataloged as having.

August 29, 2016

TAL Online is experiencing an issue that is making it difficult for public library users to request items through TAL Online. We are currently looking into this and will update when we have more more information.

Update: The issue has been resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience.

August 11, 2016

Some updates to TAL Online are being rolled out to help improve the user experience:

  • Item double check to let users know if an item they are requesting is held at their home library
  • Ability to search multiple isbns at once
  • Libraries from the TRAC Library Consortium will be now visible
  • Ability to scope searches by either Academic or Public libraries
  • MyILL page has been updated to improve readability

June 29, 2016

Some users are reporting that TAL Online is being unresponsive after leaving their browser idle for too long. If this happens, please close your browser and relaunch talonline.ca. We believe this is an issue related to sessions timing out with the search API and are looking into resolving this issue.

June 27, 2016

Welcome to the new TAL Online. 

The previous WorldCat based TAL Online will is available at talonline.worldcat.org. It will continue to be operational until July 1st, 2016. 

Please note that due to how the new TAL Online is configured, we are unable to display the holding locations for libraries that are members of the TRAC Library Consortia. TAL Online is still displaying items held at these libraries though and they are availble to be requested by library users.

For any questions regarding the new TAL Online, please contact us at support@talonline.org

June 23, 2016

There is a new printable guide on how to request items from TAL Online which is available here: