Library News: 2019

December 13, 2019

Omni launch delayed until January

As previously reported, the launch of Omni, the library's new search tool, has been delayed.

In order to ensure continued access to e-resources over the holiday break, we have decided to further delay the launch of the new system until the start of the new semester in January.

We hope to be able to announce specific dates shortly.

Summary of ongoing interruptions to library services

As a result of this delay, certain library services will continue to be unavailable or otherwise impacted until early January 2020.

The following table lists each affected service, the nature of the change, and the suggested workaround.

Library Service Temporary Change Workaround
Creating library accounts Unavailable, except for teaching and research purposes.

Users requiring an account for teaching and research purposes in the Winter 2020 semester can contact the library at

A temporary account will be created to provide access to library resources until a proper account can be created in Omni.

Circulation information

Not updated in catalogue.

Not updated in library account.

No late fines will be assessed during the migration period.

For questions on when course reserves items are due, contact

Holds/Requests Service unavailable. Request copy through interlibrary loan.
Requesting items from storage Service unavailable. Request copy through interlibrary loan.
Renewals Unavailable.

No late fines will be assessed during the migration period.

No additional action necessary.

Fine payment Patrons cannot pay fines owed to the library. No penalties will be assessed for non-payment of any outstanding fines.
Self-check machines Unavailable. To borrow items, please visit the service desk on the main floor.
Ordering of books and other materials

Regular ordering suspended.

Orders for course reserves continue as normal.

If there is a book that you are interested in but is not in our collection, request a copy through interlibrary loan.

We apologize for any inconvenience these service changes will cause.

If you have any questions, please ask us!

December 9, 2019

In addition to the previously announced temporary changes to select library services, a few additional changes have recently been made as part of the work being done to migrate the library to our new search tool, Omni:

Circulation information not updated in Library Catalogue

Please note that circulation information about books and other materials is currently not updated in the Library Catalogue nor in users' library accounts.

This issue affects:

  • Display of availability information in Summon
  • Display of availability information in the Library Catalogue
  • Display of books checked out in users' library account

This issue will be resolved once the Omni launches.

Self-check machines

Self-check machines are currently not available.
To borrow library materials, please visit the service desk on the main floor.


From now until December 15 you cannot renew items that you have borrowed.
However, no late fines will be charged for any regular loan items that were due in December.

Creating library accounts

From now until December 15 we are not be able to create a library account for outside borrowers.

We apologize for any inconvenience that these changes may cause.

December 2, 2019

Martha Attridge Bufton and RSS student employee Kayla Dold have assembled a new display on Indigenous Languages.  This, from Martha:

Language is vital to cultural and ethnic diversity. While many languages are thriving—peoples are actively speaking, writing, reading, teaching and learning their languages—many others are endangered. The endangered include numerous Indigenous languages, including many spoken by First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities.

UNESCO has declared 2019 to be the International Year of Indigenous Languages to honour and celebrate the languages of peoples around the globe. But not just to celebrate. More importantly, this has been a year to raise awareness of the threats to Indigenous languages and the need to promote, revitalize and preserve these important forms of expression and communication.

In the spirit of this call to action, the Carleton University Library is committed to collecting materials that promote, revitalize and preserve First Nations, Métis and Inuit languages. These materials include print materials such as dictionaries and theses as well as maps, films, audio recordings and video games.

Come and visit the display of some of these materials, located on the bulletin board located on the second/main floor of the library, past the elevators and to the left. Materials include:

  • Further developments in the theory and practice of cybercartography. D. R. Fraser Taylor, Erik Anonby and Kumiko Murasugi (Eds.)
  • Never alone (Kisima Ingitchuna), an Inupiat video game
  • Isumaksaqsiurutigijakka: Conversations with Aupilaarjuk towards a theory of Inuktitut knowledge renewal. A dissertation by Janet Tamalik McGrath.
  • Great Cree storytellers/Les Cri racontent (compact disc series)
  • Seliš nyo̳?nuntn: Medicine for the Salish language: English to Salish translation dictionary. P. Tachini.

For further information, please contact Martha Attridge Bufton, Interdisciplinary Studies Librarian, at the Carleton University Library (


December 2, 2019

How can one be, if at all, an academic and activist? Come to the Library on Wednesday December 5 @ 2:45 to hear students from Dr Melanie Adrian’s LAWS 4903A class present on their work with the Scholars at Risk program. The students have been working all semester with human rights activists and organizations, as well as another class from the University of British Columbia, on the active and ongoing human rights cases of 6 different scholars who are currently being persecuted for their research and activism: one from India, two from Iran, and three from the Uyghur Muslim minority in China.

When: Wed, Dec 5

Time: 2:45-4:30

Where: Discovery Centre, by the windows at the far end

What to expect: Student experts speaking about and advocating for a scholar currently imprisoned due to their research

More details about the scholars:

Gokarakonda Naga Saibaba, India: A scholar of English literature at Delhi University, who has been wrongfully convicted and sentenced to life in prison, Professor Saibaba has engaged in human rights activism on behalf of vulnerable populations in India, including tribal groups who suffer from poverty and human rights violations due to the prolonged conflict between India and the separatist Communist Party of India (Maoist). He has also been denied access to needed medical care.

Niloufar Bayani, Iran: Ms Bayani is a researcher, conservationist, and scholar with the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation, who was arrested in January 2018 along with some colleagues on charges of espionage, and who recently reported being subjected to torture in Iran.

Ahmadreza Djalali, Iran: An Iranian-born resident of Sweden who teaches at universities in Italy and Belgium, Dr Djalali is a scholar of disaster medicine who has been wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death. Since his arrest in April 2016, Dr. Djalali has been refused medical care despite rapidly deteriorating health issues.

Rahile Dawut, Ilham Tohti, Abdulqadir Jalaleddin, China: These three professors all belong to the Uyghur Muslim minority in China. Professor Dawut from Xinjiang University in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, a world-renowned scholar of Uyghur folklore and traditions, disappeared in China in 2017, and is suspected of being held by state authorities at one of its so-called “re-education camps” or another detention facility. Professor Tohti, a public intellectual and economics professor at Central Minzu University in Beijing, and an advocate for the rights of China’s Uyghur minority group, was convicted in September 2014 on charges of separatism and sentenced to life in prison, after a trial that was closed to the public, and has very limited access to his family. Finally, in January 2018, Chinese authories raided the home of Professor Jalaleddin, a literature professor at Xingiang Pedagogical University, and took him into custody.  He has been held at a re-education camp ever since, with no actual charges against him and no access to legal counsel or family.

November 27, 2019

On December 10, the Library Catalogue will be replaced by Omni, our new library search tool.

Any saved searches, lists, or reading history saved in your library account will not be migrated to Omni, so you will need to export and save those manually.

Instructions on how to do this are provided below.

If you have any questions on how to save your data, please ask us!

How to export data from your Library Catalogue account

The Library Catalogue gave you the option of saving information with your library account, specifically:

  • Saved searches
  • Reading history
  • Lists (of books and other library materials)

Unfortunately, any of this information that you have saved in the Library Catalogue will not be migrated to Omni.

We recommend that you export any data that you would like to save before December 10, 2019.

Click here to login to your library account. Once you've logged into your account you will be able to save your data using the methods indicated below.

To export your saved searches

Saved searches cannot be exported from the Library Catalogue, so you will have to manually copy the information from your library account to a Word document or text file.

You can then use this information to manually recreate each of your searches in Omni.

To export your reading history

In your library account, go to your Reading History and click Export my Reading List.

Note: Reading history is only available if you opted in to this feature. By default, the library catalogue does not save a history of items that you borrowed.

To export your lists

In your library account, go to your Lists, and for each list you want to save click Export List.

For questions about Omni, please contact Edward Bilodeau.


November 27, 2019

This is a reminder that starting December 1, 2019, the Library will temporarily not be able to process requests to retrieve items from our storage facility.

If you need to retrieve a book from storage, we recommend requesting a copy through interlibrary loan.

Similarly, the Library will also not be able to process fine payments during the December 1-15 period as well.

Both services will resume on December 16, 2019.

We apologize for the inconvenience of these service disruptions, both of which are necessary as part of the Library's implementation of Omni.

If you have any questions, please contact Edward Bilodeau.

November 25, 2019

With the launch of Omni on December 10, we will be making a few changes to our circulation policies.

The purpose of these changes is to simplify borrowing and increase use of our print collections.

The changes focus on expanding borrowing privileges and on making them the same for Carleton students, faculty, and staff.


  • The maximum number of borrowed items for students, faculty, and staff increases from 100 items to 500 items.
  • Students, faculty, and staff all allowed unlimited renewals on borrowed items.
  • Undergrad students can now also borrow items for 120 days, same as grad students, faculty, and staff.

For more information on the Library's borrowing policies, see: Borrowing Privileges.

If you have any questions, please contact Edward Bilodeau.


November 19, 2019

Update : Omni launch delayed

Once the Library launches Omni on December 10, anyone who uses a barcode and PIN to access their library account will need to reset their PIN.

An email message will be sent to all barcode/PIN users on December 10 with instructions on how to reset their PIN.

Note: People using their MyCarletonOne username and password to access their library account are not affected by this change.

If you have any questions, please contact Edward Bilodeau.


November 15, 2019

MacOdrum Library’s 2019 United Way Online Auction runs from Nov. 13-20. Don't miss out on 80+ fantastic items, including a variety of gift cards, homemade items, baked goods, jackets, ice time, an office chair and AirPods! The themed department baskets are also on the website and they are overflowing with great items. You may want to bid on larger baskets as a group to divvy up later for gifts, etc. Check it out at:

Your participation through donating and bidding is greatly appreciated and makes our auction one of Carleton’s top special events. This in turn, supports many people in the Ottawa community who desperately need a helping hand.

Note: Please read the rules on the homepage before bidding. Thank you.

October 30, 2019

Update : Omni launch delayed

On December 10, the Library will be launching a new search tool. This work is happening as part of OCUL's Collaborative Futures, an initiative to implement a library services platform (LSP) that will be shared by 14 university libraries across Ontario.

Today it was announced that the new system will be called Omni.

Initially, you will be able to use Omni to search across all the print and electronic resources provided by the Library here at Carleton. Later next year we will be enhancing Omni even further so that you will be able to search and borrow print materials from the other libraries that are part of Collaborative Futures.

Below is the full press release from OCUL on the unveiling of the Omni name.

For more information on what will change with Omni, see: Overview of changes coming to library search tools in December.

If you have any questions, please contact Edward Bilodeau.



Introducing Omni : A New Academic Search Tool from 14 Ontario University Libraries

October 30, 2019
[For immediate release]

The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) is excited to announce the upcoming launch of Omni, an academic search tool that connects the libraries of 14 of Ontario’s universities. Omni goes live on December 10th, 2019.

An outcome of OCUL’s Collaborative Futures initiative, Omni is powered by the skills and expertise of team members from 14 Ontario university libraries.  Omni users will experience fast and easy access to a vast collection of diverse, high-quality academic research resources, enabling them to confidently develop new insights in their areas of study and succeed in their research goals.

Omni brings OCUL’s mission to life: advancing research, teaching, and learning by collaborating at scale. By sharing expertise at university libraries across Ontario, Omni partners will provide users with efficient access to information in every field of study, and ensure the ongoing sustainability of a comprehensive collection of shared resources. Regardless of location, field of study, institution size, language, or device, users will have seamless, consistent, and intuitive access to quality resources.

“I am thrilled that we are working together to enable research and learning across the province with extensive and consistent access to library materials,” says Joy Kirchner, OCUL Chair and Dean of Libraries at York University. “Omni will both support a robust scholarly community in Ontario, and help our library staff develop meaningful connections with colleagues.”

“OCUL has a long history of collaborating and sharing our resources,” says Pascal Calarco, Chair of the Collaborative Futures Steering Committee and University Librarian at the University of Windsor. “Omni brings that tradition forward into 2020, providing the students of today and tomorrow with the vast array of resources and intuitive online experience they’ve come to expect in their research.”

The Omni brand reflects the expansive scope of resources available to its users, as well as the continuous collaboration that drives its success. Omni will go live on December 10, 2019; additional services will follow in 2020. Omni employs Ex Libris’s Alma library software system and Primo VE discovery system. 

Look for the launch of Omni at one of the participating university libraries:

  • Brock University
  • Carleton University
  • University of Guelph
  • Lakehead University
  • Nipissing University
  • Ontario Tech University
  • University of Ottawa
  • Queen’s University
  • Trent University
  • University of Waterloo
  • Western University
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • University of Windsor
  • York University

For more information about Omni, visit: 

For questions or feedback about Omni, please contact


About OCUL

OCUL is a consortium of Ontario’s 21 university libraries that was established more than 50 years ago. The consortium, an affiliate of the Council of Ontario Universities (COU), enhances information services in Ontario and beyond through collective purchasing, a shared infrastructure for digital information, collaborative planning, advocacy, assessment, research, partnerships, communications, and professional development. Omni is the latest example of how OCUL works together to the benefit of Ontario’s university community. For more information about OCUL, see 

Contact: John Barnett, OCUL Executive Director, (416) 946-0578,

October 29, 2019

From November 15, 2019 to December 15, 2019 you will not be able to place a hold on items that are out on loan to other patrons.

However, any holds placed before November 15 will remain in effect and will be delivered in the regular time frame.

If a book or item you need is out on loan, we recommend requesting a copy through interlibrary loans.

This temporary service outage is required as part of the work being done this semester to implement Omni, our new library system.

If you need help finding what you are looking for, ask us!

October 29, 2019

Update : Omni launch delayed

As was previously announced, we will be launching Omni, our new library search, on December 10, 2019.

This post provides more details on the changes you can expect.

What is changing

Summon and the Library Catalogue

Both Summon and the Library Catalogue will be replaced by our new library search interface, Omni.

With Omni you will be able to search all of Carleton's print and electronic resources, using facets or the advanced search features to find exactly what you are looking for. Omni also makes it easy to find peer-reviewed articles and uses enhanced tools like virtual shelf browsing and citation tracing to help you discover books and articles related to your search topic.

The interface and features available in Omni are very similar to those currently available in Summon.

Saved searches, saved records, and reading history (Library Catalogue)

Any searches, records, lists, or reading history that you have saved in the Library Catalogue will not be migrated to Omni.

We recommend that you export any data that you would like to save before December 10, 2019.

Click here for instructions on how to export this data.



Once Omni launches, links to Summon will no longer work.

These links will need to be manually updated once Omni launches to use the equivalent permalink in Omni.

Links to Summon have URLs that begin with

Here is an example of what a link to a book in Summon currently looks like: Creating Carleton: the shaping of a university on Summon

Once Omni launches, link to materials in the Library Catalogue will be automatically redirected to the equivalent record in Omni.

Links to materials in Library Catalogue have URLs that begin

Here is an example of what a link to the same book in the Library Catalogue currently looks like: Creating Carleton: the shaping of a university in the Library Catalogue.

Note that other links to the Library Catalogue (to saves searches, specific search scopes, etc) will not necessarily be redirected and should be updated manually once Omni launches.


The current eJournals search and browse tool will be replaced with a similar search tool in Omni.

However, the new tool will be more comprehensive, including both ejournals and print journals.

What is not changing

Direct links to e-resources

Direct links to e-resources are not affected by this upgrade and will continue to work normally.

This means that if you are linking directly to an ebook, ejournal, article, or database and the link does not go to Summon or the Library Catalogue, that link will continue to work. No action is required.

Here is an example of the a link to the same book from above on the ProQuest Ebook Central platform looks like: Creating Carleton: the shaping of a university.


The current Databases search and browse tool is not affected by this upgrade and will continue to work normally.

Course reserves and Ares

You will still be able to use Omni to search for materials that have been placed on reserve.

Ares is not affected by this upgrade and will continue to work normally.

Interlibrary loan and Racer

Racer (interlibrary loans) is not affected by this upgrade and will continue to work normally.

Off-campus Login

The proxy service ( that provides off-campus access to e-resources is not affected by this upgrade and will continue to work normally.

How do I find the new search tools?

When the new search tools launch, we'll update the Library's web site so that links will go to the new search tools.

In other words, you can just use the Library web site as you normally would, and the new tools will be there for you when you need them!

How do I use the new search tools?

Most of the new search tools work more or less the same way as the tools you already use, so we don't expect they will be too hard to figure out.

However, there will also be information that we'll be adding to the Library web site to help you get the most out of the new tools.


If you have any questions, please contact Edward Bilodeau.

This post was updated to include the name of the new library search tool, Omni, that was announced on October 30.

October 22, 2019

SciFinderⁿ provides access to a comprehensive and reliable collection of scientific research information. The scientific patent and journal content is updated daily.

Current SciFinder users may use their existing passwords to access the trial. New users need to register for an individual account using their Carleton University email address.

Please send us your feedback on this product.

The trial ends on Nov. 12, 2019.

October 15, 2019

The library is in the process of implementing Omni, a new library services platform that will provide you with new library search tools.

While we are making every effort to not disrupt any of the services offered by the library, there are a few areas where temporary changes to our services are necessary.

These changes will begin to take place in November.

Holds/Requests (Nov 15-Dec 15) updated!

From November 15, 2019 to December 15, 2019 you will not be able to place a hold or recall books that are on loan to other patrons.

However, any holds placed before that time will remain in effect and will be delivered in the regular time frame.

If the book you need is out on loan, we recommend requesting a copy through interlibrary loan.

Requesting items from storage (Dec 1-15)

From December 1, 2019 to December 15, 2019 you will not be able to request items from storage.

Ordering of books and other materials (Nov 1-Jan 2020)

Regular ordering of books and other materials will stop on November 1, 2019 and will resume in January 2020.

Order of materials for course reserves will continue without interruption.

If there is a book you are interested in that is not in our collection, we recommend using interlibrary loan to get a copy.

Fine payments (Dec 1-15)

From December 1, 2019 to December 15, 2019 we will not be able to accept payment of library fines.

Electronic resources in the Library Catalogue (ongoing)

As part of the preparation to migrate to the new library services platform, we are gradually removing ebooks, ejournals, and other electronic resources from the Library Catalogue and instead making them available through Summon (i.e. the search on the library's web site).

If you want your searches to reliably include all the e-resources that we have, we recommend using Summon and not the Library Catalogue.


If you have any questions, please contact Edward Bilodeau (Head, Library Technology Services).

October 9, 2019

Update : Omni launch delayed

The library will be holding an information session for faculty and instructors on the new library search tools that will be launching on December 10, 2019.

The presentation will cover the following topics:

  • Tour of the new Primo discovery interface
  • Review of changes to other library search tools
  • Impact on library services during implementation

The presentation will be given twice during the week of the fall break:

Session 1 - Tuesday, October 22
1:30 - 2:30
MacOdrum Library, Room 252B

Session 2 - Thursday, October 24
1:30 - 2:30
MacOdrum Library, Room 252B

Space is limited, so please RSVP by emailing Edward Bilodeau. Be sure to specify which session you will be attending.

October 8, 2019

Couldn’t make our NVivo workshops earlier this term? There’s another chance to attend two of our most popular ones:

Design Your Research with NVivo

Mon, Nov 1: 9 to 11 am

Approaches to Coding

Mon, Nov 18: 9 to 11 am

September 30, 2019

Want to know more about R? Want to try out the R program? Come to our workshop to get started with R.

Date: Thursday October 3, 2019

Time: 4 to 7 p.m.

Location: ML153 (in the Library)

Seats are limited so first come, first served!

September 30, 2019

Update : Omni launch delayed

Later this semester the library will be launching Omni, a new set of search tools for finding and accessing books, articles, and other materials in our collection.

Omni will be available from the library web site on December 10, 2019.

Omni will replace the existing search interface, the catalogue, as well as our listing of journals and databases.

Ares (course reserves) and RACER (interlibrary loan) will not be changing as part of this upgrade.

While we are working to minimize the disruption caused by this upgrade, we are expecting that we will need to make a few temporary changes to library services in the weeks leading up to the launch. We'll provide more information on those changes, as well as a more comprehensive overview of all the changes the new system will bring, in our next update.

We are also planning a series of information sessions for faculty during the fall break (October 21-25). Details on those sessions will be made available shortly as well.

This project is part of Collaborative Futures, a new consortium of 14 universities in Ontario that are working together to implement a shared library services platform. The goal of this consortium is to improve services and to facilitate access to collections held in university libraries across the province. To learn more, see Collaborative Futures (Ontario Council of University Libraries).

If you have any questions, please contact Edward Bilodeau.

Note: This post was updated to include the name of the new library search tool, Omni, that was announced on October 30.

September 26, 2019

Professor Mariana Esponda has challenged her architectural conservation students to create a contemporary and compatible addition to Ottawa’s Chateau Laurier. In the midst of the Chateau’s current design controversy, come see the exciting vision of 8 talented Carleton students and how they provide vibrant and differing solutions for a meaningful design applied to one of the city’s most important landmarks. This exhibit runs for the 2019 Fall term on MacOdrum Library’s Gallery Wall, located on the Main Floor across from the Services Desk.

September 26, 2019

A series of beautifully hand cut screen-prints by Carleton’s Brian Burns are the featured exhibit in MacOdrum Library’s Alumni Reading Room. Created to advertise dances at City, University of London in the 1960’s, these dynamic and colourful posters embody a nostalgic view of the London music scene which included bands like The Who and The Beatles.  Additional images of pop culture icons cleverly capture the spirit of the people and the time. The exhibit runs for the 2019 Fall term. Read the latest on this exhibit at and to learn more visit or

September 24, 2019

Do you vote?

Please have a look at the new display outside of Research Support Services, main floor past the elevators and to the left.

Student employee Kayla Dodd, who put the display together, has this to say:

"This display highlights library resources on American and Canadian politics, provides some definitions, and showcases the party leaders in Canada whose parties have seats in the House of Commons. Its goal is to get people thinking about politics as the federal election approaches. There are a variety of resources related to political action, apathy, corruption and function, so there should be something for everyone!"

September 12, 2019

This display includes books selected from the Carleton Library collection on the topic of elections, voting, mobilization, and democracy.

Also included is material from the Barry Wilson Collection located in the Archives & Special Collections department. The Barry Wilson Collection contains ephemera of Canadian political memorabilia collected by Barry Wilson during his 30 years working as a journalist for the Western Producer.

September 11, 2019

The new Carleton University Book Arts Lab needs an imprint and we are looking to our community to help us come up with one. We also have $1000 to give to the winning designer. From September 6 to October 4 we’ll be opening this contest to anyone who would like to design a visual representation of what The Book Arts Lab imprint could be.

For each submission we are looking for a name and a draft of a logo (does not need to be print quality) for the Book Arts Lab. Submissions should be emailed to and should include your name and your file submission with your sugegsted name and logo.

Read through contest details here before submitting!

If you have any questions, please email them to

What is an imprint?

The name of a press or a publisher, often accompanied by a logo. The name can reflect the purpose of the press, its character, an individual, a place, etc.


Virago Press - feminist literature (a virago is a woman warrior)

McClelland & Stewart - named after founders

The Kelmscott Press - after William Morris' home

The Oxford University Press - book publisher attached to the university

Golden Cockerel Press - after the animal, they produced fine, well-designed and exquisitely illustrated books through the early-mid 20th century

Union Press - named after the Union Pub, where the three principals failed to agree on any other imprint name

September 11, 2019

Check out the exhibit on the main floor that documents the history of capital Pride from its inception to today.

September 10, 2019

Kanopy is a video streaming service that provides a platform for educational video products covering a wide range of subjects. Because of the unsustainable and unpredictable costs associated with this product, Carleton Library has moved to a fully mediated access model. This means that instead of having the entire catalogue open and films that are viewed becoming automatically purchased, those who want a film through Kanopy will have to make a request. (A form appears when you click on the video). Priority for purchase will be given to faculty and instructors who need the film streamed for teaching purposes.

Carleton Library has a number of other video services, including:

Video streaming is a growing and ever-changing entity and as with all of our subscriptions, we will evaluate to ensure that we are spending collection dollars in a way that is both financially sustainable and that meets the research, teaching, and learning needs of our Carleton community.

For additional questions, contact Laura Newton Miller at

September 10, 2019

The new Carleton University Book Arts Lab needs an imprint and we are looking to our community to help us come up with one. We also have $1000 to give to the winning designer.

From September 6 to October 4 we’ll be opening this contest to anyone who would like to design a visual representation of what The Book Arts Lab imprint could be.

The winning design will be awarded a cash prize, in the amount of $1000 (CDN).

Read through contest details here before submitting!

If you have any questions, please email them to

What is an imprint?

The name of a press or a publisher, often accompanied by a logo. The name can reflect the purpose of the press, its character, an individual, a place, etc.

How are presses named?

Carefully. Like branding, it is unthinkable to change an imprint once established. The two largest imprints in the world today, namely Hachette and Penguin-Random House are named after, respectively, a hatchet; an ungainly, comical, flightless bird; and a mission to print random titles. Certainly, if created today, none of these imprints would have been chosen. And yet, they survived and still thrive. 

To name a press, one must have an understanding of its purpose, location, associations, specializations or areas of interest, etc. 

What is this Press about?

In the case of this yet-to-be-named press, it will be located in a large glass-walled Book Arts Lab on the main (2nd) floor of MacOdrum Library at Carleton University in Ottawa. (In this description alone, there are half a dozen possible names, including Yet To Be Named Press, along with MacOdrum Press, Fishbowl Press, Second Storey Press, Carleton Press and so on). 

Unlike most other presses, the Book Arts Lab will be equipped with "old school" technology to be used to further academic understanding by providing experiential learning opportunities for students, faculty, staff and the public. The limited output will be posters, broadsides, books and woodcut illustrations printed on vintage presses, hand bound using traditional techniques, incorporating hand-lettered calligraphy and hand-made paper. 

Why is it such a big deal?

It's like naming a boat; it requires some thought. 

Has the name been used? If so, it's best not to confuse bibliographers and reference searches with unnecessary  duplication. It may be historically interesting to call it the Aldine Press, after the famous press of the great renaissance printer Aldus Manutius but that could be seen as pretentious grandiosity. 

Is the name appropriate? Naming it Whatever! Press might be pop-culture current, but does not reflect well the press described above. And it may not age well. 


  • Virago Press - feminist literature (a virago is a woman warrior)
  • Bloomsbury Press - private press belonging to Virginia Wolf, named after the estate which also lent its name to the group of writers, artists (and economist) who made up the Bloomsbury Group
  • McClelland & Stewart - named after founders
  • The Kelmscott Press - after William Morris' home
  • The Oxford University Press - book publisher attached to the university
  • Golden Cockerel Press - after the animal, they produced fine, well-designed and exquisitely illustrated books through the early-mid 20th century
  • Union Press - named after the Union Pub, where the three principals failed to agree on any other imprint name

About the Book Arts Lab

In its next 100 years, our Chandler and Price press will become the centerpiece of a living book arts laboratory within MacOdrum Library. Teamed with a nineteenth-century iron press and a twentieth-century flatbed press, we will demonstrate document production throughout the course of Canadian history. In addition, we will exhibit the creation of medieval manuscripts to explain how scribes sewed, ruled, wrote, and illuminated books for over a thousand years. We will also display bookbinding tools, early printed books from Carleton’s rare books collection, and even a tool that many students have never used: the typewriter.

This unique initiative has already begun to build community. Plans for the book arts laboratory have been a collaborative effort on the part of alumni, staff, and faculty, and have captured the imagination of professors from Canadian Studies, Communications and Journalism, History, Industrial Design, and especially English, which houses a unique doctoral program in the Production of Literature. Our team has been reaching out to institutions in Ottawa such as the Canada Science and Technology Museum, to the local book arts community, to individual printers and artists, and to other universities with thriving book arts laboratories across North America. Carleton students will have an opportunity for experiential learning in their classes; students and members of the community at large will look on with curiosity through the laboratory’s glass walls; printers and artists from the Ottawa area will enliven the arts on campus and beyond.

September 9, 2019

Have Library questions you’d like answered? In addition to our online chat service being opened for online questions, you can now text us your questions as well.

We are starting Text Us!, a pilot project for text help from the Library community. Text 613-505-4245 with your Library-related question and someone will get back to you during the Text Chat service hours of 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday-Thursday.

You can check out more help information on the Library help page

September 5, 2019

Your library needs you! We are currently recruiting students to join our Student Advisory Committee. The committee is made up of students who are interested in creating a better student experience at the library — enhancing library resources, services, and physical and digital spaces, and providing constructive feedback on library initiatives. We welcome undergraduate and graduate students to join.

The Committee will meet five times during the Fall and Winter terms.  Our first meeting will be Wednesday, September 25 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm. Membership is from September 2019 to April 2020.

The deadline for applications is Friday, September 13. Learn more and submit your application.

September 3, 2019

Need help in the Library? Stop by our Info Hub to ask your questions and we will direct you where you need to go. Stop by the main entrance on the second floor to say hi!

August 19, 2019

We are now accepting library reserve requests for the upcoming academic year. Send us your course outline or reading list to and the readings will be added to Ares, our course reserve management system.

The reserves staff will retrieve, scan, and process all readings and will also ensure all e-reserve material comply with current copyright guidelines. Students will be able to access their electronic readings through cuLearn.

Questions? Please visit the Library Reserves website for more information, or, contact the library reserves staff at 613.520.2600 x2533 or

August 16, 2019

This new display chronicles rights milestones of 2SLBGTQ+ from 1967 through 2019, including historic events, bills, articles, photos, and book covers from our collection.

Please visit the new exhibit on display outside of the second floor offices of Research Support Services, room 238.

It was put together by Kayla Dold, student employee of Research Support Servcies.

July 26, 2019

Applications for Graduate Spaces are now open for the 2019-2020 academic year. Assignments are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Apply here

There are two types of graduate study space. Students may request a locker, a desk, or a locker and desk. 

  • Desks in locked shared study rooms
    • Students are given a key that will open graduate study rooms 504-511, 537 and may use any vacant desk in any room. Since all rooms are open to anyone with a key, items should not be left unattended.
  • Lockers
    • Graduate lockers are located near the entrance to graduate study spaces. The lockers are intended for research material and notes. Food, drink, and footwear may not be stored in the lockers. Any library materials stored in the lockers must be signed out to the account of the locker owner. 

For more information:

July 8, 2019

Check out a new display (located outside of room 238) called “Where did we come from? and Where are we going?” It puts the human condition on display and is all about evolution, migration, pluralism, equality and difference.

Kayla Dold of Research Support Services curated the display and hopes people will think more about forced and voluntary migration and common ancestry. Inspired in part by the New Yorker article, “A 24,000 Mile Walk Across Human History”, this intriguing display highlights some library staff family migration stories on a giant world map, along with many books, historical news articles and quotations by famous thinkers.

Have a look!


June 26, 2019

The world’s deadliest influenza pandemic — known as the Spanish Flu — swept across Canada between 1918 and 1919. With no effective vaccine or treatment available, the virus infected Canadians living in cities, towns, and farms. Approximately 55,000 Canadians died; most of the casualties were young adults.

This new display examines the lasting impact of the influenza pandemic in Canada — and asks whether we’re prepared for the next one. The display was developed by Canadian Geographic Enterprises, in collaboration with the Museum of Health Care at Kingston.

Check it out in the Alumni Reading Room on the main floor of the Library throughout the summer.

June 24, 2019

We’re updating the look of our off-campus (proxy) login page to reflect the new look of the library website. You’ll log in the same way you always have, so there’s no change for you other than the look.

Changes will take effect on Wednesday, June 26. We wanted to give you a bit of a heads-up so you know you’re in the right place when you see a different page than what you’re used to.

Any questions or concerns? Use our feedback form.

June 6, 2019

The front glass display case now showcases a few of the thousands of CDs in our collection! The display highlights the breadth of musical content that the collection has to offer. From Pink Floyd to Puff Daddy, Bach to Bieber, there is something for everyone! CDs can be borrowed by request at the Library Services Desk or by placing a hold in the library catalogue.

June 5, 2019

A new display entitled THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX showcases the value and variety of ‘interdisciplinary studies’ at Carleton. Curated by Kayla Dold, student assistant, it highlights examples of crossing boundaries and thinking across traditional schools of thought that are available right here at Carleton, but also at other educational institutions in Ontario as well. It also includes many great books and videos in the library’s collection that are a testament to how art, humanities and science are closely related. It is located outside of Research Support Services on the 2nd floor, and runs until the end of June.

May 29, 2019

The library catalogue continues to be down after an upgrade to our server environment on Tuesday, May 28. Other previously affected services are now available. We continue to work to restore the catalogue as soon as possible. You can use Summon to search our collections in the meantime.

If you have any questions or concerns, please use our Feedback form.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

May 24, 2019

The library catalogue and some of our other services will be down on Tuesday, May 28 from 8:30am - 11:00am as Library Technology Services department will be carrying out an upgrade to our server environment.

Affected services include:

  • Library catalogue and Library account
  • Quick search computers in the library
  • Sign
  • Children's Maps
  • Open Journal Systems
  • Owncloud
  • Global Mapper license server
  • FME

If you have any questions or concerns, please use our Feedback form.

Thank you for your patience as we make these improvements to our systems.

May 16, 2019

Martha Attridge Bufton along with Professor Pamela Walker were recently awarded the inaugural Brilliancy Prize for Reacting for their innovative approach to teaching about Maud Malone.

"The Brilliancy Prize for Reacting recognizes a particularly ingenious or creative idea or pedagogical practice that advances Reacting games. Pamela and Martha will receive their prize at the Annual Summer Institute at Barnard College in June 2019."

You can find more about Maud Malone: Embedding information literacy in a Reacting classroom, here.

May 6, 2019

Archives Awareness Week took place at the beginning of April and our own Archives and Research Collections put together an exhibit at the entrance of the library with highlights of some of their collections.

The exhibit includes an array of items from the Siskind fonds, the McAllister Johnson Collection, the Uganda Collection, and more!

Interested in browsing our collections? Check out our online exhibits or search our database:

May 3, 2019

Do you know a graduate student who has recently published in an open access journal?

The Graduate Student Open Access Award, sponsored by the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA), MacOdrum Library and the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (FGPA), was established in 2011 to recognize Carleton University graduate students in publishing research in open access journals.

Up to five monetary awards of $1,000 will be distributed.

Any GSA member who has had a paper published or accepted (pending minor revisions) in an open access journal since January 1, 2017, can apply. The deadline is May 31st, 2019.

For a list of criteria, and more information, please see the Graduate Student Open Access Award page.

April 17, 2019

The elevator that goes from the tunnel level to the main entrance of the library is out of service. Those who need assistance entering the library from the tunnel should call 613-520-2733 and a staff member will bring them through an alternate entrance. It's also possible to exit the tunnel at the Tory junction and use the exterior ramp to access the library entrance.

Unfortunately, the elevator will be out of service for some time while we await replacement parts. We are sorry for this inconvenience.

April 15, 2019

This exam season the MacOdrum Library and the Discovery Centre will once again be hosting video game nights every night in the Discovery Centre.

This exam period we will also be holding theme nights, where you’re invited to stop by and check out our collection in a number of areas.

So if you’re looking for a break, stop by and play for a while.

April 15 Superhero from 5 to 9 p.m.

Check out our collection

April 16 LEGO from 5 to 9 p.m.

Check out our collection

April 17 Horror from 5 to 9 p.m.

Check out our collection

April 18 RPG from 5 to 9 p.m.

Check out our collection

April 20 GTA series from 5 to 8 p.m.

Check out our collection

April 21 Banned from 5 to 8 p.m.

Check out our collection

April 22 Nintendo from 5 to 9 p.m.

Check out our collection

Check out our collection

April 23 Anime Based from 5 to 9 p.m.

Check out our collection

April 24 Fighting from 5 to 9 p.m.

Check out our collection

April 25 Mario Kart from 5 to 9 p.m.

Check out our collection

April 26 VR/AR from 5 to 9 p.m.

We have 2 VR headsets and a couple games.

April 27 Classic from 5 to 8 p.m.

Mario, Zelda and more

April 11, 2019

Looking to hang out with one of the CU Therapy Dogs? Check out the schedule for when the Therapy Dogs will be in the Library this exam period.

April 11, 2019

Gender: Identity and Social Change provides primary source material which documents the changing representations and lived experiences of gender roles and relations from the nineteenth century to the present, with a focus on the United States, Great Britain, Canada and Australia. The collection includes sources for the study of women's suffrage, the feminist movement, the men’s movement, employment, education, the body, the family, and government and politics.

April 9, 2019

In November, we sent an email to 5,000 randomly selected students, and one-half of faculty, staff and contract instructors. The main purpose of the survey was to give you the opportunity to state how well you believe the Library performs in relation to what you think is important. The survey focused on performance and importance specifically related to communication, service delivery, facilities & equipment, information resources, and overall satisfaction.

Thank you to all of you who completed the 2018 Library User Survey. Below is a look at some of the trends we noticed---specifically what we’re doing well as well as where we need to improve.

How you rated us

This was the first year we ran this survey. In the years ahead we will be able to benchmark our performance as we implement changes based on your feedback.

  • Overall performance: 78.2 out of 100
  • Overall satisfaction: 5.57 out of 7

Ways we can improve (largest gaps between what was identified as important and our performance)

  • Finding a place in the Library to work in a group.
  • Finding a quiet place in the Library to study.
  • Having laptop facilities (ie desks, power) in the Library that meet your needs.

Where we’re doing well

  • Wireless access
  • Off-campus access to library resources and services
  • Accurate answers to questions
  • Access to library resources helping you to be successful at university
  • Course Reserves (Ares) meeting your needs

What are we going to do in response to the survey results?

We acknowledge that the results of this survey shows that we still have areas we can improve on to give our community a better overall experience. So as we move forward with our yearly planning we will be taking into consideration the need for more study space---both for group and individual study.

We will do this as we plan any future renovations in the Library and as we consider ways to reconfigure our current setup.

Looking for more information?

We are attaching a link to the Library client survey. It is important to note that as the first university library in Canada to undertake this survey, our results are being benchmarked against Australian libraries.

For any questions or comments please contact Laura Newton Miller, Assessment & Collection Strategy Librarian (

April 8, 2019

This exam season the MacOdrum Library and the Discovery Centre will once again be hosting video game nights every night in the Discovery Centre. We will be holding theme nights, where you’re invited to stop by and check out our collection in a number of areas.

So if you’re looking for a break, stop by and play for a while.

April 13 FIFA from 5 to 9 p.m.

Check out our collection.

April 14 Indie from 5 to 9 p.m.

Come by and see our colelction.

April 15 Superhero from 5 to 9 p.m.

Check out our collection.

April 16 LEGO from 5 to 9 p.m.

Check out our collection.

April 17 Horror from 5 to 9 p.m.

Check out our collection.

April 18 RPG from 5 to 9 p.m.

Check out our collection.

April 20 GTA series from 5 to 8 p.m.

Check out our collection.

April 21 Banned from 5 to 8 p.m.

April 22 Nintendo from 5 to 9 p.m.

Check out our collection.

Check out our collection.

April 23 Anime Based from 5 to 9 p.m.

Check out our collection.

April 24 Fighting from 5 to 9 p.m.

Check out our collection.

April 25 Mario Kart from 5 to 9 p.m.

Check out our collection.

April 26 VR/AR from 5 to 9 p.m.

We have two virtual reality headsets and some games for you to come try.

April 27 Classic from 5 to 8 p.m.

Come play Mario, Zelda and more!

March 28, 2019

Indigenous Peoples: North America enables researchers to study the impact of invasion and colonization on Indigenous Peoples in North America, and the intersection of Indigenous and European histories and systems of knowledge through the use of manuscripts, monographs, newspapers, photographs, motion pictures, images of artwork, and more.

March 18, 2019

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce a new collaborative agreement with Carleton University. The official signing ceremony took place in Ottawa today during the second edition of the LAC Forum with University Partners.

The two institutions have already established an excellent relationship by jointly organizing an international lecture series on architecture and by working together on the Parliament buildings rehabilitation project in Ottawa.

This collaborative agreement strengthens LAC and Carleton University's current engagements and will encourage new projects between the two institutions. Both institutions seek to facilitate the sharing of expertise and knowledge, and to support the development of specialized library science skills. In particular, the development of skills related to rare books, special collections, indigenous matters, research data management, copyright and fair dealing.

LAC now has several bilateral agreements in place with a wide range of Canadian universities. In addition to this agreement with Carleton University, LAC has signed memoranda of understanding with the University of Ottawa, Dalhousie University, Queen's University, the University of Toronto, Western University, Université Laval, the École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l'information at the Université de Montréal, and the University of Victoria.

These collaborations are in keeping with LAC's priorities, as it strives to be on the cutting edge of archival science, library science and new technologies. They help LAC play a leading role in national and international networks.

March 14, 2019

Diluvio” is part of Carleton University’s Cinquecento: Carleton Celebrates Leonardo da Vinci, a year-long celebration honouring the renaissance genius on the 500th anniversary of his death in France on May 2, 1519.

The installation is inspired by Leonardo’s reflections on the inter-connections within all of Nature as revealed by his studies of the flow of water, air, light, shadows, energy, and his evocative “deluge drawings.” The installation is the recent work by students in the Crossings Interdisciplinary Workshop, offered by Professor Manuel Báez in the Fall term of 2018 at the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism. By working with aluminum mesh that’s been folded into a very fluidly malleable pattern, students were encouraged to experientially explore and improvise through these dynamic shape-shifting properties and their projected shadows while drawing inspiration from Leonardo’s speculations and studies.  

Crossings Interdisciplinary Workshop Diluvio student teams:  

  • Hamid Aghashahi  & Guillermo Bourget Morales
  • Abigail Maguire & Edyta Suska 
  • Connor Tamborro & Jasmine Sykes 
  • Nikolina Braovac & Asmi Sharma                                                        
  • Petros Kapetanakis & Hadi Siddiqui 
  • Daniel Baldassarri & Liam Yeaman
  • Shaylyn Kelly & Walter Fu
  • Kaleigh Jeffrey & Stephen Scanlan
  • Sepideh Rajabzadeh & Runjia Li
  • Dylan Rutledge & Tianlang Feng

Special thanks to Sami Karimi for his contribution to the Diluvio installation.

Leonardo saw nature as weaving an infinite variety of elusive patterns on the basic warp and woof of mathematical perfection.  Nowhere could nature’s endless variations on geometrical themes be seen more marvellously than in the dynamics of water, above all in the configurations of vortices.”          
Martin Kemp, Leonardo da Vinci: The Marvellous Works of Nature and Man, 2006       

February 20, 2019

Each year, the Library hosts an activity in support of Freedom to Read Week. This is a fun event, but one with an important message: freedom to read, freedom to express yourself, and anti-censorship.

We always have an exhibit and we always have public readings from books which have been banned or challenged. This year, not only will people be reading from banned books, but they will be reading passages which are in themselves potentially controversial. We want to demonstrate that all these ideas and ways of expressing them, either in factual prose or in imaginary literature, have as much of a place in the public sphere as any other text that is more acceptable to a larger mass of people.

We’ve developed a list of books, but you may know your own. And of course if you can’t or don’t want to read, feel free to attend.

Please forward this invitation to students in your areas.

The event takes place February 27 from 2 to 3 p.m. on the main floor of the Library. Stop by.

February 11, 2019

This display demonstrates how researchers in the Faculty of Public Affairs (FPA) are applying new technology to study critical issues facing our society and the world.

FPA brings together academic units at Carleton that deal directly with government and civil society.

FPA is dedicated to fostering informed citizenship, building better democracy and better societies, and educating graduates who will go on to address regional and global challenges.

February 6, 2019

MacOdrum Library is pleased to host: “Christi Belcourt and Isaac Murdoch: Encouraging Action.” This exhibition brings together banners that were  created by Carleton University students, staff and faculty, as well as members of the civic community, during a free, public art build hosted by Carleton University Art Gallery and held in Fenn Lounge on January 22nd. These are a few examples of the many banners Belcourt and Murdoch have created with various communities across North America.

Belcourt and Murdoch are driven by a sense of urgency, and by the need to encourage action to protect what sustains us. These banners will be distributed to actions and demonstrations in Canada and the United States. They will move through sites of resistance and act as agents of change. As they occupy space here at Carleton University’s MacOdrum Library, they encourage us to consider their poignant messages, which are pressing and beg repeating.  

This exhibition is presented by Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG) in conjunction with UPRISING: THE POWER OF MOTHER EARTH – Christi Belcourt – A Retrospective with Isaac Murdoch, a National Touring Exhibition co-produced by Thunder Bay Art Gallery and CUAG.  You can visit UPRISING at CUAG until April 28th. Admission is free and everyone is welcome!

February 1, 2019

Some of the library’s online services will be unavailable starting the evening of Friday, Feb. 8 and lasting into Saturday evening, as the provider performs maintenance.

What is the impact?

  • The GetIt button will not work in our databases (including “Get It” links in Google Scholar)
  • Summon will still be available to search but links in Summon that go through 360Link won’t work. Direct links to fulltext in Summon will be working, which is great but also makes it difficult to explain to users why some links will work and some will not. Most users don’t know what 360Link or a link resolver is.
  • The eJournal A-Z list won’t be available

What are the workarounds?

  • Direct links to publisher sites will work, so you can access fulltext articles in Google Scholar (or even regular Google) on campus where there are direct links (and not the “Get It @ Carleton U” link).
  • Off-campus, Google Scholar can be buggy so using the campus VPN is the best route (learn how to set up campus VPN)
  • Scholar’s Portal Journals is a good source of fulltext journals
  • Search the library catalogue for the journal titles you’re looking for. If we subscribe to them online, you can access them from there
  • Fulltext content within databases (e.g. JSTOR, Business Source Complete) will still be available
  • Use our chat help service (available 12 – 6pm on Saturday) to figure out which of these workarounds is best for you

When exactly is the downtime?

  • 24 hours starting Friday, Feb. 8 at 8pm (so Friday night and all day Saturday).

January 28, 2019

Check out the display board just outside room 238 (on the main floor - in the back area) to see the library's exhibit on stereotyping.  You will experience the United States World Map (2010), the Comic Map of Europe, the World According to Donald Trump among other interesting books, maps, and atlases that the library owns.

Looking at topics that may offend and how the academic environment encourages discussion, investigation and freedom of speech, this display is sure to have you asking questions - Why isn't this banned? Why would the library have material like this? What is the intention of this map? What is the source?

Feel Free to check out the library's policy on Challenged Materials:


January 25, 2019

MacOdrum Library is honoured to bring the Legacy of Hope Foundation (LHF) exhibit, Where are the Children? Healing the Legacy of the Residential Schools, to campus this winter. Curated by Jeff Thomas, the exhibit “spans over 125 years and contains photographs and documents from the 1880s to the present day. Photographs, text panels and artifacts move the witness through a process of leaving home and arriving at school to school activities and being part of a classroom.” First launched in 2002, the exhibit’s haunting images and searing text continue to deliver profound messages about the histories and legacies of residential schools. The exhibit is on display until February 15, 2019. 

The Centre for Indigenous Initiatives is offering facilitated visits and discussions of the exhibit on Thursday and Friday afternoons (between 1:30-3:30) beginning on January 17. At these sessions, an Elder or community knowledge keeper and a facilitator will help guide the students in a consideration of the exhibit and of the histories and legacies it represents. If you are interested in incorporating one of these sessions into your class, or would like any other information about the exhibit, please contact the CCPH.

January 18, 2019

The ASME Digital Collection provides access to current and archival literature in mechanical engineering and related engineering fields, such as medical device research, energy resources, and nuclear engineering. It features:

  • Transaction Journals from 1960 to the present
  • Conference Proceedings from 2002 to the present
  • ASME Press eBooks selected from 1984 to the present
  • ASME Standards

January 14, 2019

ProQuest will be performing maintenance on many ProQuest products beginning on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Downtime is scheduled to start at 10:00 pm and last for up to 8 hours. This will affect all these ProQuest databases including Ebook central.

January 11, 2019

You are cordially invited to join us on January 17 at 4:00 pm in Carleton University’s MacOdrum Library for the opening ceremony of the installed exhibition, Where Are the Children?  This is an exhibition on loan from the Legacy of Hope Foundation, curated by photo-based artist and curator Jeff Thomas, that provides an overview of the histories of residential schools in Canada.  It features more than 100 unforgettable historical images and puts those images into their historical context.  More on the exhibition can be found at the exhibit's website.

The MacOdrum Library is co-hosting the exhibition with the Carleton Centre for Public History, and with the financial support of the Department of History, the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The Carleton Centre for Indigenous Initiatives is also supporting this exhibition by featuring tours for Carleton students and faculty that includes break-out sessions with Elders and Knowledge Keepers.

Refreshments will be provided.

To assist with our planning, please RSVP by January 15 by sending a message indicating how many guests will be attending. But please still attend even if you are unable to RSVP!

Further inquiries about the exhibition and its associated activities can be addressed to Michel Hogue ( and John C. Walsh (, or via the Carleton Centre for Public History.

We look forward to seeing you there!

January 9, 2019

Check out the front glass case in the Library for a Chinese New Year exhibit featuring artifacts from National Capital Confucius Institute for Culture, Language and Business at Carleton University. The exhibit includes items that highlight traditional Chinese literature, poetry, and art.

January 3, 2019

Starting in January 2019, we will no longer be updating the holding information for eJournals in the catalogue. This change is a result of the work being done to prepare for our migration to Collaborative Futures in December 2019.

You can find up-to-date holdings information for any eJournal title using the eJournals link on the Library home page under the Summon box or via the menu: Find > Journals > Search or browse online journals.

Existing information for eJournals will remain in place in the catalogue. Because most current eJournal holdings are listed with a start date and no end date, the information in the catalogue will be accurate unless our subscription to the journal ends.

This change only impacts eJournals: holdings for print journals will continue to be updated in the catalogue.

January 2, 2019

Learn how to navigate the Carleton Library in this tour on January 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. that will cover the main service points for students, including:

  • Navigating the Library catalogue
  • An overview of Interlibrary loads, Transcription Services, Hold, Video/board games, Fines etc.
  • A floor by floor tour including: the Info Hub,  Self-check machines, Library Services desk, Reserves desk, Printers, Cash2cards machine, the Discovery Centre, the IT Help desk, the Centre for Student Academic support, the Ottawa Resource Room, Grad space, Maps, Data and government information, and Compact shelving

There will be time for you to ask questions about any specific areas of interest.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about how the Library supports your learning at Carleton – there will be prizes and treats for all!

Register here.