August 31, 2018

Looking for help with your research? The Library’s Research Help has moved to the main Library Services desk on the main floor in the Library. The move will allow users to access our research services in a more central location in the Library.

If you want to arrange a consultation with a research specialist, you can also still go to the Research Help page to find the subject specialist for your research area.

August 31, 2018

If you’re new to Carleton or looking for a refresher on the services offered in the MacOdrum Library, join us for one of the tours we will be giving throughout the month of September.

Come learn about our graphic novel collection, where to get research help, the Discovery Centre, group study rooms, Uncle Steven the Library Therapy Dog and lots more.

There is no need to register beforehand, just show up to the help desk on the main floor at either of the times listed below:

  • Thursday, September 6 @ 2 p.m.
  • Friday, September 7 @ 1 p.m.

August 30, 2018

On September 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. the Library will be hosting a tour for International students. In this tour, participants will learn how to navigate the Library and its main service points.

Any students interested in attending should register here and meet in Room 252 on the 2nd floor of the Library before the tour starts.

August 16, 2018

Uncle Steven will be on holidays for the rest of August and the first two weeks of September.

He will be back on September 20 for his first visit of the Fall term. He will be happy to see you all.

July 24, 2018

Due to platform maintenance ProQuest databases will be temporarily unavailable for approximately 8 hours beginning Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 10 p.m. ProQuest Ebook Central will be unavailable for 5 hours beginning at 12 p.m.

July 19, 2018

We recently announced that the MacOdrum Library will be participating in the implementation of OCUL’s (Ontario Council of University Libraries’) Collaborative Futures project.

The vendor for the shared library services platform (LSP) was recently announced. The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) is pleased to announce the selection of the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution, as the core platforms for its Collaborative Futures initiative.

The Ex Libris library services and discovery solution will enable participating libraries to work together in new ways, to share expertise and network level workflows, and to offer broader access to resources for students, faculty and staff.

For the full announcement, visit

We will continue to send out updates to the Carleton community throughout the project implementation. You can also check out our Collaborative Futures website for continued updates throughout the project. If you have any questions about Collaborative Futures, please send them along to

July 4, 2018

Credo Online Reference Service allows you to search a variety of reference sources (electronic encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, etc.). It also includes links to databases at Carleton, e-books, and government publications.

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The trial ends on August 31, 2018.

June 27, 2018

We want to take this opportunity to inform the Carleton community that the MacOdrum Library will be participating in the implementation of OCUL’s (Ontario Council of University Libraries’) Collaborative Futures project.

Work on this project will begin this summer and will take place over the coming year. We are committed to keeping you updated throughout the implementation process, to show you the kinds of changes you can expect to see and how they will enhance your own use of library resources.

Project Background

The Collaborative Futures project foresees the selection, procurement, and implementation of a shared library services platform (LSP) among OCUL members, allowing for improved management and preservation and of library collections, streamlined internal operations, improved discovery of and access to these collections, and increased support for the educational and research needs of students and faculty at Ontario’s university libraries.

Benefits of this shared LSP for users, including students, faculty and researchers include improved user experience, integration with university financial systems, and a shared user interface providing opportunities to collaborate in the areas of mobility, accessibility, and usability in order to improve the user experience across all OCUL libraries.

This collaboration envisions the implementation of a single system with a shared infrastructure, but that would also allow for tailoring to meet the needs of local user communities. This initiative will allow OCUL members to reap the benefits of collaboration in those areas where it makes most sense to collaborate, while facilitating local differences where necessary.

The primary outcomes for Collaborative Futures include:

  • Common Discovery interface
  • Shared patron services and policies
  • Interlibrary loan and fulfillment
  • Shared management of records for print and electronic resources
  • Shared analytics

We will be sending out updates to the Carleton community throughout the project implementation. You can also check out our Collaborative Futures website for continued updates throughout the project.

If you have any questions about Collaborative Futures, please send them along to

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!

June 8, 2018

The Carleton community now has access to an ongoing and free license to, an online learning resource with high-quality instructional videos taught by recognized experts. There are over 1,400 video tutorials available on a broad range of topics.

You can access these videos using your Carleton credentials.

May 29, 2018

The Journal Blacklist was created to inform the academic community of the growing number of predatory publishers. The searchable database flags journals that are probable threats, and provides a complete record of when and why a journal has been put on the blacklist.

May 29, 2018

Research Support Services has responsibilities in collection management and maintenance in the Library. As stated in the Library’s Weeding Policy “weeding is an essential component of Carleton University’s collection development and management activity, helping to ensure that the overall collection is relevant and useful to users.”

The main goals are to reduce duplication in the collection, transition our serial holdings from print to online where feasible, and remove material that may no longer meet our collection criteria or support University programs. Weeding identifies gaps in the collection, so new materials can be purchased aligning the collection with the university’s goals and mission.  We have room for new collections by ensuring that low-use resources are discarded or transferred to the storage facility. Currently 19% of our collections on floors 3 through 5 have not circulated in 20 years or more.

This year, the Library’s subject specialists will focus primarily on weeding floors 3, 4, and 5 of MacOdrum in order to prepare for further renovation and building upgrades to meet ongoing user needs. The target of collections management this year is to evaluate those materials that have not circulated in the last 20 to 25 years.

Some disciplines may be concerned about this process, the type of books this may effect, or have questions. We welcome your input and feedback on this process while we focus on finishing this project by the middle of August. Some disciplines may have questions about this process; please contact your subject specialists and librarians by June 22, 2018 for assistance.

If you would like to know more about the weeding process, please see the Library’s Weeding Policy.

If you have any questions, please contact your subject specialist or librarian responsible for your department.

May 17, 2018

Maintenance on Emerald's platform is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. It will begin at 4:00 am and last for up to 12 hours.

During this time the site will be placed into ‘read-only’ mode and the following functions will not be available:

  • Adding publications as favourites
  • Receiving alerts
  • Any changes to ‘My Account’
  • Searching

The downtime will affect all Emerald Engineering and Emerald Management journals.

May 9, 2018

The Daily Mail Historical Archive provides access to the regular edition of the Daily Mail from 1896-2004. It also contains the Atlantic Editions, printed on board the transatlantic cruise liners between 1923 and 1931.

The trial expires on June 6, 2018

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May 8, 2018

Carleton Library maintains a growing collection of emerging technology to support student and faculty research, teaching and learning.

The collection is made up of development boards, cameras, video game development tools, virtual and augmented reality devices, and much more. You can look through the complete collection by visiting the Emerging Technology Collection webpage.

To borrow an item, visit the Library Reserves Desk on the main floor of the Library. Items can be borrowed by Carleton students, faculty and staff with a valid Library card for a two week period.

Questions? Contact the Library Reserves Desk at or 613-520-2600 x2533.

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