Omni launch delayed - Update

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!