Beyond our Library's Collection

Changes to Library services during the COVID-19 service disruption.

Ottawa Area

  • University of Ottawa’s Library Search+ You can borrow books from them using your Carleton Campus Card. You can access any of the online resources they have that our library doesn't but only by visiting one of their libraries in person. 
  • Sm@rtLibrary Links to the catalogues of a number of local libraries including Carleton U, University of Ottawa, the public libraries of Ottawa and Gatineau, the Library & Archives Canada...

Beyond Ottawa

  • RACER is our online interlibrary loan system.  Use it to search for and order books, journal articles, and other items that you can't find in our collection. Delivery usually takes 2-10 days depending on the type of material (journal articles arrive fastest) and from where it is being sent.
  • CRL catalog (Center for Research Libraries) : Collects research materials not targeted by other North American research institutions. We are a member which allows you to get long-term loans of much of their material.
  • WorldCat: Search the library catalogues of 1000's of libraries around the world. You can get an idea of the importance of a book by seeing how many libraries have it in their collection
  • Borrowing directly from other libraries: We participate in a number of partnerships allowing you to borrow in person from libraries across the country and the rest of North America

Adding to our Library's Collection

  • You can also send suggestions for purchase directly to me! If our budget allows and the book falls within our collection profile, we can usually purchase suggested titles. These can be placed directly on Hold for you (if we buy a print version)


Content last reviewed: September 12, 2019