Extra Exam Time Study Space

We know the library can get packed at this time of year, so we're opening a couple of classrooms/meeting rooms when they're free.

Rooms 235 and 252 on the main floor of the library will be open when they aren't booked by library staff for a meeting or a class, starting at 8am and closing at midnight.

If you're using these rooms, we ask that you:

  • Please vacate the room when asked by a staff member. We'll try to give you 30 minutes advanced warning before a meeting or class is scheduled to begin.
  • Don't move the furniture around too much. Some movement of chairs is fine, but please don't move the tables around.

Room 235 is generally only booked for 60-90 minutes at a time.

Room 252 has some longer bookings and will be unavailable:

  • Dec. 7, 1:30-6pm
  • Dec. 8, 9:30am-3pm
  • Dec. 9, 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Dec. 14-15, all day
  • Dec. 16, 8am - noon

More Grad Study Room Spaces Available

The library's construction project is finished, all graduate student study rooms are open, and it turns out that we have a few more spaces than originally anticipated. So, we are reopening applications and will keep them open until all the spaces have been assigned.

Please register here and note that the only option available right now is "Desk in shared room." All carrels and lockers have been assigned.

Grad Study Room Update: All Rooms Open

Construction has finished on the grad study rooms on the canal side of the building. These rooms are now available for use.

If you've already been assigned a key, you can use it to enter these spaces. If you're still on the waiting list, keep an eye on your email next week. We'll be assigning more spaces mid-week and will be in touch.

Please note that we will not be re-opening applications for space, as there are still many more people on the waiting list than spaces available.

Large Format Scanning

The Maps, Data and Government Information Centre (MADGIC) is offering a new service to Carleton University students, faculty and professional services staff: Large Format Scanning.

Material to be scanned must be from Carleton Library collection and to be used for educational reasons only.

Scanning will take place every Thursday between 9 and 5.

Want something scanned? Fill out this form.

Any questions, please email gis@carleton.ca

MADGIC is located on the 1st floor of the MacOdrum Library.

Applications for Grad Spaces: Update

Update: All available spaces have now been assigned and the form is now closed. We have sent emails to everyone who has been assigned a space. Everyone else has been added to the waiting list. More spaces will become available when construction concludes in November.

Applications for Grad Spaces on the 5th floor of the library are now open on the library website. This year the assignments will be on a first come first serve basis regardless of faculty (although you must be a grad student). You may apply for the following: a carrel, a locker, a desk in a room, or a combination of a desk and a locker, or a carrel and a locker.

Please note that there are a limited number of spaces, but we will try to accommodate as many students as possible.

We will be sending out updates (like this one) through the GSA, through the library website, and on the library's Twitter account.

Fall Library Tours

Get to know the library by dropping in for a tour this fall. You'll learn about the services in the library, have an introduction to our website, and find out where to get help.

There's no need to register - just choose a time from the schedule and meet us across from the Help Desk (also known as the Library Services Desk) for a half-hour walking tour:

  • Wednesday September 7 at 5:45pm
  • Friday September 9 at 12:00pm
  • Monday September 12 at 3:00pm
  • Wednesday September 14 at 10:00am
  • Thursday September 15 at 12:00pm
  • Tuesday September 20 at 5:45pm

Applications for Grad Spaces Open Aug.22

Applications for Grad Spaces on the 5th floor of the library will open up the week of August 22 on the library website. This year the assignments will be on a first come first serve basis regardless of faculty (although you must be a grad student). You may apply for the following: a carrel, a locker, a desk in a room, or a combination of a desk and a locker, or a carrel and a locker.

Please note that there are a limited number of spaces, but we will try to accommodate as many students as possible.

We will be sending out updates (like this one) through the GSA, through the library website, and on the library's Twitter account.

Stay Tuned!

Library Reserve Requests : Fall 2015

Library Reserve requests are now being accepted. Ares, our reserve management system makes it easy for you to put your course readings, whether print or electronic, on reserve at the library. Ares helps to ensure copyright compliance by only allowing you to post material with the proper clearance.

For your students, Ares integrates seamlessly with cuLearn for convenient access to your course readings.

If you are new to Ares or would like to submit your reading list please email library_reserves@carleton.ca for assistance.

For more information, see:

Library Reserves - Faculty and Instructors

Subscription to RefWorks ending July 1 2015

Since 2004 the MacOdrum Library has provided access to the RefWorks citation management system through a consortial arrangement with the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL). For a number of reasons including issues of functionality, the lack of future development by the producers of RefWorks, and the more recent emergence of other free citation management systems OCUL has decided to not renew the contract with RefWorks this coming year.

This means that as of July 1, 2015 the Library  will no longer provide access to Refworks.  We will, however, continue to offer support in the use of other free citation management systems such as Mendeley and Zotero as well as help with migrating your RefWorks accounts to other systems.

For more information see our RefWorks page https://www.library.carleton.ca/services/refworks . In the coming weeks we will be adding more information on migration options available to RefWorks account holders.

You can also reach us at refworks@carleton.ca

Leap Motion Controllers @ the Library

Image from leapmotion.com

 

Carleton University Library has two Leap Motion controllers which can be borrowed from the CCS Service Desk in the Discovery Centre on the fourth floor of the Library. Units can be borrowed by Carleton students, faculty and staff with a valid Library card for a two week period.

Leap Motion controllers are computer sensor devices which support motion-sensing technology. Learn more about Leap Motion at leapmotion.com

More information?

The Library has a variety of related e-books including:

Questions?

Please contact Robert Smith, Library subject specialist for computer science, electronics, systems and computer engineering. 

Raspberry Pi and Arduino @ the Library

Image from the Raspberry Pi Foundation under a Creative Commons Licence

 

Carleton University Library has five Raspberry Pi and five Arduino development boards available to anyone with a valid Library card. Units can be borrowed for a two week period from the CCS Service Desk in the Discovery Centre on the fourth floor of the Library.

Raspberry Pi model B+ 512MB and 8GB NOOBS edition

See the Notes in the library catalogue for a list of features.

Visit the Raspberry Pi Foundation or the Raspberry Pi community on element14 for more information and downloads.

Arduino Mega 2560

The people at www.arduino.cc describe Arduino as “open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software.” Their site has more information and tutorials.

More information

The Library has a variety of related e-books through Safari books online including:

Questions?

Please contact Robert Smith, Library subject specialist for computer science, electronics, systems and computer engineering.

Suggest a Purchase

Do you have a suggestion for an item  that the Library doesn’t currently own? If yes, please submit it via the Suggest a Purchase link which can now be found on the Catalogue home page, or via the Contact link on our home page.

All purchase suggestions are reviewed with careful consideration to cost, availability, and relevance to collection development policies.

Students, staff and faculty are welcome to suggest a purchase using the form. Faculty may also choose to contact their liaison librarian or subject specialist directly, to discuss curricular needs.

Laptops are Moving!

Effective October 14th the laptop loan service is moving to CCS Service Desk located on the 4th floor of the library. The new hours of operation will be:

Monday – Friday              8:30am-9:30pm

Saturday & Sunday          12:00pm – 8:00pm

Faculty, staff and students can continue accessing the service as they have done in the past; please bring your current campus card to the IT Help Desk to borrow a laptop for 4 hours.

New this Fall: Changes to Library Reserves

Students asked, we listened!

Most library reserve material will now be allowed out of the library building! In addition, 2-hour loans checked out less than 2 hours before closing will be due the following morning at 9am, as will 4-hour loans checked out less than 4 hours before closing. Prof’s copies, government documents and DVDs on reserve will remain library use only.

For more details please drop by the reserves room in the library.

New Public Printers in the Library

The new multi-function printers have arrived in the library!

Best things about the new printers:

  • Swipe your card, or login, directly on the new printer. No need to use a separate print workstation.
  • Scanning, printing and photocopying all from the same machine.
  • Print from your mobile device.

The library is the first building to have new printers. Soon they will appear across the University and in new locations like lobbies of major buildings and residences. Read all about this new printing service: CU on the GO.

Stacks staff have been testing the new printers and the results are positive.

For more information contact Graphic Services (613) 520-3625.

Applications for Graduate Study Spaces: Extended Deadline

Graduate students may now apply for study space in the library for the 2014-15 year, using the Graduate Study Space Application Form. The deadline for applications has been extended to Tuesday, September 30 at 5pm.

MacOdrum Library offers three types of space to graduate students: large carrels, desks in shared study rooms, and lockers. Spaces are available until August 31, 2015.

Priority for space is given to graduate students who meet these criteria:

  • in the faculty of FASS or FPA;
  • without office space on campus; and
  • require a quiet work space close to library resources

If space permits, other graduate students will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

See the Graduate Study Spaces page for more information or go directly to the Graduate Study Space Application Form.

Library Copy Centre Has Moved

The Photocopy Centre has moved to Room 120, located on the 1st Floor of the MacOdrum Library.

It is open from 8:30 - 4:30, Monday to Friday.

Services include faxing, colour printing and adding money to your campus card, as well as general assistance with photocopiers.

You can also add money to your card by using the Cash2Card machines, located on the 2nd and 4th floors of the library, and online.

Another Successful Food for Fines Campaign!

Image used with permission from the person who took it

 

The Library held its eighth annual Food for Fines campaign from March 24th to March 31st. The Carleton community donated 470 items to the CUSA Food Centre and the library waived the equivalent of $847.50 in library fines.

Food for Fines is Back!

Bring in non-perishable food  items (canned or packaged) to the Library Services Desk between March 24th to March 31st  and we will waive up to $20 of library fines.  Each item is worth $2 in current fines (maximum 10 items per person). All food donations will go to the CUSA Food Centre to help students in need.

 

For more information please contact Mizthika Sanjeevan, Co-ordinator for Patron Accounts.

Library Reserve Requests for Winter 2014 term

Missed the deadline for library reserve material? Library Reserve requests are still being accepted for this term.

Our reserve management system makes it easy for you to put your course readings, whether print or electronic, on reserve at the library. Ares helps to ensure copyright compliance by only allowing you to post material with the proper clearance. Ares integrates seamlessly with cuLearn for convenient access to your course readings.

Submit your reading list to library_reserves@carleton.ca or drop by the Reserves Room (main floor, room 224) for assistance and a short demo of Ares!

Library Reserves Information for Faculty - Winter 2014 Term

Library Reserve requests are now being accepted for the upcoming fall term. Ares, our reserve management system makes it easy for you to put your course readings, whether print or electronic, on reserve at the library. Ares helps to ensure copyright compliance by only allowing you to post material with the proper clearance.

For your students, Ares integrates seamlessly with cuLearn for convenient access to your course readings.

If you are new to Ares or would like to submit your reading list please email library_reserves@carleton.ca for assistance.

For more information, see:

Library Reserves - Faculty and Instructors
 

New! Use MyCarletonOne for your library login

Starting August 6, Carleton students, faculty and staff will use their MyCarletonOne username and password to access their Library Account and to access databases from off-campus through the library proxy server.

Other library users who do not have a MyCarletonOne account (such as alumni, retired or adjunct faculty) will continue to use their current library barcode and PIN.

If you have difficulties accessing your account, please use our Account Assistance Form or contact the Circulation Desk at  613-520-2734.

 


 

Cash2Card : Add cash to your Campus Card in the Library

Cash2Card machines allow you to deposit cash onto your Campus Card, even when the Library Copy Shop is closed.

Simply swipe your Campus Card, deposit your Canadian funds into the machine ($1 and $2 coins are accepted, as are $5, $10 and $20 bills) and the funds are added to the card.

These machines also sell guest cards (cost $1), in case you forget your Campus Card at home.

Currently there are two Cash2Card machines:

  • 2nd floor MacOdrum Library, near the photocopiers and Laser Printers

  • 4th floor MacOdrum Library, near the photocopiers and Laser Printers

The Cash2Card machines accept Canadian coins and bills only, so if you want to add funds from your debit or credit card, please use our online deposit system.

For any problems with the machines, contact the Campus Card Office directly.

The End of Interlibrary Loan services at Library and Archives Canada

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) ended its Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service in December 2012.

Please note: Interlibrary Loan borrowing from other institutions is not affected.

Any material that you require for your research that is not available from Carleton’s collection can be requested through Carleton’s Interlibrary Loan services via your RACER account (http://www.library.carleton.ca/services/interlibrary-loans). Carleton ILL staff will find a location for the material that you require and attempt to obtain it for you. If a location that is willing to lend cannot be found and the material is held at LAC, patrons able to travel to LAC can use the material onsite at LAC.

Options for material held exclusively at LAC include:

  • Visiting LAC and using the material onsite at their reading rooms at 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa. For information on LAC’s services please see: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/the-public/index-e.html.
  • LAC’s existing digitization-on-demand services: Reproduction requests can be sent directly to LAC using their online order form (http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/reproduction-requests/pages/reproduction-requests.aspx). Please note that there will be costs to the user associated with this option so it is best to place a request with ILL at Carleton University for any material required.
  • LAC’s proposed “lender of last resort” policy: This process will be in place September 2013. The details of the service, such as how requests will be placed, what material will be eligible, and how the user will demonstrate that LAC is the only lending copy, are still being worked out.
  • Digitization of high-demand material: This is an ongoing project that involves digitizing the majority of the archival material that is currently on microfilm, including the collections most in demand. 40,000 reels have been identified for digitization with a completion date of approximately 24 months. 7,000 reels have already been completed and are available through the LAC website www.collectionscanada.gc.ca. LAC is creating a digitization schedule that will be available early 2013 so that users will know what is being digitized and when.

For any questions about access to LAC’s collection, please contact: reference@bac-lac.gc.ca.

RACER Services

An important notice to our RACER patrons:

Library and Archives Canada has asked that we forward the notice below:
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services at Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will end in December 2012.  Users of LAC’s current services should note the following dates:

  • November 16, 2012: End of renewals. All items loaned after this date will be non-renewable.
  • December 11, 2012: End of loan requests, location searches, and ILL-related photocopying services.

If you need any material from Library and Archives Canada, you should be sure to place your request in RACER by December 3, 2012.

SpringerLink Platform Migration

SpringerLink is moving to a new platform on November 26, 2012 and users will be redirected to the new SpringerLink upon migration. So whether you find a Springer article on Google, via the catalogue or even using an old Springerlink direct url, you will be redirected to the article on the new platform.

However, if you had an individual account set up on the old SpringerLink (My SpringerLink) you will need to go to SpringerLink and set up a new profile/account, because it will not be migrated to the new platform. Make sure to do this while within the institution’s IP range as you will then be automatically associated to the institution’s access rights.

Food for Fines 2012

Another successful year for the Food for Fines drive! 585 items of food were collected for the food bank and just over $1000.00 of fines were waived from library accounts. Thank you to everyone who participated.

Food for Fines!

Bring in non-perishable food (canned or packaged) items to the Library Circulation Desk between March 26 and April 2 and we will waive up to $20 of library fines.  Each item is worth $2 in current fines (maximum 10 items per person). All food donations will go to the CUSA Food Centre to help students in need.

For more information contact Ingrid Draayer, Head of Library Access services: Ingrid_Draayer@carleton.ca

Circulation Desk Feedback Survey Winner!

Congratulations to Carleton student Verina Defalco, the lucky winner of an iPad. She was one of 350 students,staff and faculty who completed a library feedback form in February. Thanks to everyone who took the time to take the survey about Circulation Desk services. Your ratings and comments will help us to know what we are doing right and what we could do better!

Room 507 - change of use

Please be advised that the technology-free room (room 507) is no longer available for individual study.  

Instead the room will be used to meet the growing needs of Archives and Research Collections to give access to and host teaching opportunities using their collections. Silent study space is available throughout the floor 3 and floor 5. 

If you have any concerns please contact Valerie Critchley, Associate University Librarian - Building Management and Operational Planning.

Introducing Ares

For faculty and instructors: In light of the recent copyright changes, we've implemented a new online system for library reserves - Ares.

Ares logoAres makes it easy for you to put your course readings, whether print or electronic, on reserve at the library.  For your students, Ares integrates seamlessly with WebCT for convenient access to your course readings. 

Best of all, Ares helps ensure copyright compliance by only allowing you to post material with the proper clearance.

If you are new to Ares please email library_reserves@carleton.ca for assistance.

For more information, see:

My Reading History: Opt-in today

Would you like your library account to keep track of items you borrow?  If you answered ‘yes’, you’ll need to opt-in to the My Reading History feature. 

To do so, simply login to your Library Account and click on My Reading History, then Opt In.  From that point onward, whenever you borrow a book or other material from the library, it will appear on your My Reading History list. 

For detailed information and instructions, see Enabling My Reading History.

Copyright, fair dealing and you

Effective August 31, 2011, Carleton University will no longer operate under the interim Access Copyright tariff.  As a result, common University copying practices will need to be changed.  In some cases this will require modifying the way we make copies for teaching, research and administrative purposes.

What does this mean for Carleton faculty, instructors and staff?  Check out the new Copyright at Carleton website for all the relevant information, including guidelines, resources, FAQ and support.

Text or email for 'Quiet'

We have a new service to help you get a little quiet.  Now you can let us know about issues that may prevent you from studying effectively from anywhere in the library.

Alert us by text or email to quiet@library.carleton.ca, and we will send someone to respond right away.  Read more about the Quiet, Please! service.