The Library has a number of specialized collections. This is not an exhaustive list, but a sampling of some of the interesting collections we maintain.
We have an extensive collection of board games and video games on a number of platforms. We also provide access to a number of Steam games in the 4th floor gaming lab.
In 2011, Archives and Research Collections at Carleton University Library acquired Jacob Siskind’s personal items, papers, and photographs, as well as a collection of musical recordings. This online exhibit introduces researchers to this collection.
Films related to Aboriginal peoples in Canada and Indigenous peoples around the world are an important part of our collection.
The Ottawa Resource Room collection showcases information about specific neighbourhoods in Ottawa, as well as maps, statistics and other topical information about our city.
We have a growing collection of boards, electronics, gesture control devices, and more. You can borrow items from this collection at the CCS Service Desk in the Discovery Centre on the 4th floor.
We use Archive-It to archive web content that may be in danger of disappearing and that we feel is important to the Carleton community.