Please email Library.Services@carleton.ca to inquire about a library card / account.

Proper identification may be required, such as your campus card, letter of introduction or contract of employment from Carleton University.

Carleton Community

Group

Identification

Expiration

Undergraduate Students
Campus Card As per registration
Graduate Students
Campus Card As per registration

Ottawa-Carleton Joint Institute Students

*currently registered in a course at Carleton

Campus Card As per registration
Faculty, Instructors and Staff
(Continuing)1
Campus Card No
Sessionals and Instructors
(Non-Continuing)1
Campus Card August 31

Carleton Staff
(Non-Continuing)1

Campus Card As per contract with university


1 Current faculty, instructors, and adjuncts are entitled to full Library privileges.
2 Staff cards are not issued to Grant Appointees, Adjunct Professors or Research Associates. Please contact the Library for more information.

Carleton Community

Group

Identification

Expiration

Alumni3
Alumni card Yearly
Retired Faculty4
Campus Card No
Retired Staff Campus Card No

3 Contact the Library for more information and to set up your Library Account.
4 Contact the Head of Access Services for continuing library privileges. Retired faculty are entitled to full Library privileges.

Outside Borrowers

Library cards can also be issued to those not affiliated with Carleton University.

Group

Identification

Expiration

Cost

Smart Library (Ottawa Public Library, Algonquin College)1
OPL card & Smart Library card 1 year Free
OCUL Partners from Omni Libraries Current student card varies Free
Canadian University Researchers
Regional consortia card varies Free
Ottawa Residents
Photo ID & proof of permanent address 1 year

Free

Visiting Scholars and Researchers
Letter of introduction3 Varies Varies

1 Please bring current SmartLibrary card to the Library Services Desk.
2 Please bring current Ottawa University staff/student card to the Library Services Desk.
3 Contact the Head of Access Services for library privileges.

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