Register at the Library Services Desk to get a library card / account. Proper identification is 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
 
Campus Card or uOttawa card As per registration
Faculty, Instructors and Staff
(Continuing)1
Campus Card No
Sessionals and Instructors
(Non-Continuing)1
Campus Card or Library Card2 August 31

Carleton Staff
(Non-Continuing)1

Campus Card or Library Card2 Yes
Alumni3
 
Alumni card Yearly
Retired Faculty and Staff4
 
Campus Card No

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.
3 Apply online or in person at the Campus Card office, 407 University Center to obtain your Alumni card.
4 Contact the Head of Access Services for continuing library privileges.

 

Outside Borrowers

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

Group

Identification

Expiration

Cost

Ottawa Public Library (Smart Library)1
 
OPL card & Smart Library card 1 year Free
Colleges (Algonquin and Heritage)
 
Current student card & Smart Library card 1 semester Free
Ontario University Students (including University of Ottawa)
 
Current student card August 31 Free
Canadian University Researchers
 
Regional consortia card varies Free
Ottawa Residents
 
Photo ID & proof of permanent address 1 year

$25 / 4 months

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.