Library Collections: Preparing for the Fall and what you can expect

Library staff are working to ensure your teaching related needs for materials will be met for the start of the Fall term. 

With most students studying from a distance, we are prioritizing online materials for all new acquisitions.

Required course reading will be online only; we will not be offering a lending service for print format course materials .

We have enabled the Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) available through HathiTrust. (more suited for individual research and not when something is a required course reading).

We offer curbside pick-up and mail delivery for our print collection (not suited for required course readings).

Not everything is online

Not everything is available for purchase in an online format. We work to meet the unique and differing needs of users from across all the faculties. Meeting these needs can sometimes take time. Please contact the Library as soon as possible with your requests

Commercial Textbooks

Most Canadian textbook publishers are not making textbooks available for institutional electronic use. Please contact for more information.

Videos and Films

For videos that you have normally shown in class:

In some cases we can license (purchase) an online version through Kanopy and other streaming services.

If not available through a streaming service, normally we need to seek permission from the producer to digitize the work and make it available online through CuLearn.  This work takes time; please contact the library as soon as possible with your requests.

If your need is for a required course reading or video contact:

For other collection inquiries, please contact