March 16, 2020

Here are a few ways you can get help from the Library for your online teaching, learning, and research:

  1. Use our online Ask Chat service for reference and research assistance. See: Ask Chat service hours
  2. Strategies for instructors:
  • Help your students research their papers with a tailored course guide, subject guide, or contact a research support specialist.
  • Give your students access to library research consultations online. Librarians teaching in courses may be able to participate in class discussion boards, host online drop-in sessions, or develop additional instruction videos to support learning. Contact a research support specialist.
  • For any help with archival, rare books, or special collections (including the Ottawa Resource Collection) please contact:
  • If you need course readings, e-books or other digital materials for your students, let us know. We can help with purchasing and negotiating permissions with publishers. Contact: Course Reserves
  • A number of online video resources are available for educational use and as licensed streaming content. Search Omni for videos already in our collection, or we can purchase them for you through platforms like Kanopy, if available. Contact: Course Reserves
  • See our guide to Copyright when Teaching a Virtual Class

  1. If you have a teaching, learning, or research need that is not addressed with one of the options above, please contact us at Ask the Library