General Collection

The print collection can be accessed in-person, or by requesting the item in Omni.

Presently, the curbside and mailing service is only available for current Carleton students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Login to your library account on Omni to request materials. You can also find what you have borrowed, due dates, and to renew your materials.

We are accepting returns. Book return is available in the exterior slot on Library Road, in the tunnel slot, or in-person at the Library Service Desk.

If a book has been recalled from you, please return it as soon as possible or contact us for other return options.

Other Physical Materials

Archives and Special Collections

For more information on access to our Archives and Special collections, please email

Course Reserves

The physical course reserves collection is open. Print items may be available for courses listed as "In person not available for online learners" in the public class schedule. Instructors and students can access a list of course materials, including print and electronic materials, through Ares. Currently, items on physical reserve can be checked out at the Library Services Desk.


DVDs are available through the curbside pick-up and mailing service.

Emerging Technology Collection

Our Emerging Technology Collection is available upon request for current faculty, staff and students of Carleton only.


Video and Board games are currently not available for loan.

Interlibrary Loans

Interlibrary loan is currently open and able to fulfill requests for materials. Please submit all requests on your OMNI account.


Submit a request for map scanning or contact for additional support using the maps and cartographic collections.

Music CDs

Music CDs are available for retrieval by Library staff.

Microfiche & Microfilm

Available on Floor 1 of the library when the building is open. Readers are available at the back of floor 1. Please see Library Service desk for staff assistance.

Ottawa Resource Collection

For more information on access to our Ottawa Resource Collection, please email

Storage Facility

Material in our storage facility can be requested on Omni for hold shelf pick-up, mailing delivery or scan on demand.

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