Continued Services

MacOdrum Library will remain opened for study, research support, and access to collections throughout the disruption.  For questions about any library services during the strike, please contact the Senior Management Team at or directly:

  • George Duimovich (AUL Collections & Technology) at 613-899-2072
  • Amber Lannon (AUL, Academic Services) at 613-355-9132
  • Gilles Monast (Manager of Library Administrative Services) at 613-218-4911
  • Alicia Ott (Executive Assistant to the University Librarian) at 613-316-6383
  • Wayne Jones (University Librarian) at 613-884-8953

Library Hours

Starting Tuesday, March 20, we return to our normal building hours.

Circulation Services (613-613-2600 x2733) (updated March 20)

Please note that our library services and reserves desks will continue to be operating within the above noted building hours. This includes services for borrowing and renewing items from our general and reserves collection.

Study Spaces and Equipment

Study spaces and existing equipment (printers, photocopy machines) will be available during building hours for students and faculty.

Digital infrastructure & collections / library systems / E-collections

Library systems (catalogue, digital collections, open journals library websites) and databases should continue to be available for students and faculty.

Limited or Reduced Services

Library Reserves / Course Reserves processing

Materials that have already been processed will continue to be available.  Processing of materials for spring courses will be delayed until after the strike.

Reference and Chat Services/Research Help Consultation

Reference Service hours will be reduced.  Please consult the schedule at the Research Help Desk on the main floor for a daily schedule or   The Ask a Librarian Chat Service will not be available until further notice.

New Sun Joy Maclaren Centre for Students with Disabilities

The Centre will remain open.

Archives and Research Collections (ARC)

ARC will have reduced hours.  Please call ARC (613-520-2600 x6030) for assistance.

Information Literacy/Library workshops

Selected library workshops will need to be rescheduled until after the strike.  Faculty should contact their library liaison to confirm workshops that were scheduled prior to the disruption.  They may also contact Patti Harper, Head of Research Support Services at

Interlibrary Loans (RACER/ILL) (Updated March 21)

Materials that were ordered before the strike are being received and made available to students, faculty, and staff. Borrowed, returned materials are being sent back to the lending libraries.

RACER is closed to new orders. However, send urgent requests to and they will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Carleton Library is not currently lending to other institutions.

Suspended Services

Ask a Librarian Chat Service (updated March 9)

The Chat service has been suspended until further notice.

Storage Facility

The library storage facility will be closed – books and other items from the storage facility will be unavailable for the duration of the strike.

Transcription Services

Transcription services will be suspended.

Food for Fines

The Food for Fines initiative will be postponed until after the disruption.

Any changes to the services noted above will be posted on this page. For updates on the current negotiations with CUPE 2424, please visit:

Other Services on Campus (updated March 16)

The Registrar’s Office has made arrangements to have study space available this weekend in the Food Court:

  • Friday, March 16: 7:00pm – 2:00am
  • Saturday, March 17: 5:00pm – 2:00am
  • Sunday, March 18: 5:00pm – 2:00am
  • Monday, March 19: 7:00pm – 2:00am

Updated March 21