Library News: Collections

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 nyo╠│?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 (


November 21, 2018

Carleton Library now has access to the History of Feminism database.

The History of Feminism covers the subject of feminism between 1776 –1928. It contains a range of primary and secondary resources including full books, selected chapters, and journal articles. Content is arranged into 8 key subject categories: Politics and Law, Religion and Belief, Education, Literature and Writings, Women at Home, Society and Culture, Empire, and Movements and Ideologies.

The Library was able to purchase History of Feminism thanks to generous donations made through the Campus Community Campaign.

September 17, 2018

Did you know that we have a wide-ranging film collection? Check out these resources:


Provides access to educationally relevant feature films from a wide variety of major producers. Titles include 1920 classics, new releases, foreign films, literary adaptations, documentaries, animated titles, and independent features.


A streaming service that provides a platform for educational video products covering a wide range of subjects: arts, humanities, health, business, education, and more.

Watch films produced by the National Film Board of Canada. Includes historical films dating back to 1928 to current contemporary releases, including award-winning documentaries, animation, and fiction.

Library DVD Collection

Our video collection is housed in our Reserves room. Since the shelves are not browsable, it's best to do a catalogue search for the title of the movie you are looking for. Bring the title and call number to Reserves on the main floor of the library

June 11, 2018

Discover the library’s games collection! It includes contemporary video and board games that support a wide variety of programs at Carleton such as computer animation, video effects, game design, 3D visualization, and so much more.

Board games can be borrowed from the Reserves desk for 14 days (with 3 renewals). Simply browse the Games Binder to make your selection and staff will retrieve it for you. Or, you can browse our game titles online.

Planning a games night is the perfect excuse for a causal laid-back night with your friends and it all starts @ your library!