Services for Faculty and Instructors

Teaching Support 

Instruction & Research Support 

Request an instructional session by contacting your subject specialist via our Research Help webpage

The library has subject guides and course guides prepared by subject specialist. These include resources such as databases and/or journals for a subject or course. 

Citation Help 

Resources on citing your sources and using citation management tools 

Course Reserves - ARES 

The reserves desk is closed. Faculty and staff who need material for the current and upcoming terms should contact Students should check Ares for material and contact staff with any questions. 

Interlibrary Loans

ILL service is currently available, however due to libraries operating with limited capacity at this time, users may see longer than normal turnaround times before receiving materials. Requests should be submitted through RACER. Please email any questions to

Archives & Special Collections 

Archives and Special Collections (ASC) actively pursues, acquires, and makes available archival collections and rare books in support of research and scholarship at Carleton.

Archives & Special Collections is offering contactless access to collections. At this time, appointments are only available to Carleton students, faculty, and staff. If you are interested in making an appointment, please contact and provide information about the material you would like to consult. Please include a call number or archival reference code where applicable. Search for archival collections here, and you can find rare books and special collections, such as the Ottawa Resource Collection, through an Omni search.

Appointments will be available from Tuesday to Thursday for a duration of two hours. Please contact Archives & Special Collections a minimum of 48 hours before your desired appointment date.

Contactless access to ASC collections is suspended for now.

All general inquiries and reference questions concerning Archives & Special Collections should be sent via email to:


Information about copyright and teaching, including use of readings, films, web materials, handouts, etc. 

Data Support 

  • Numeric Data: Provides quantitative research, resources and services. 
  • Qualitative Data (Nvivo): NVivo is a software package that helps with qualitative data analysis. 
  • GIS Data: Provides geospatial data, resources and services. 

Library Partners 

Centre for Student Academic Support (e.g. Writing Services)

The Centre for Student Academic Support (CSAS) is providing their services remotely.

Discovery Centre

The Discovery Centre is currently closed.

PageBreak (Starbucks)

Pagebreak is currently closed.

Printing and Photocopying (CU on the GO)

The CU on the GO machines (printers/copiers/scanners) are available for use when the library is open.

Research Support 

Research Consultations 

Consult with your subject specialist.  We can bring you up-to-date on new resources, help you track down that elusive reference, and show you tricks to get the most out of your searching 

Purchase Suggestions 

Copyright and Author Agreements 

Copyright for research including authors' rights, publishing agreements, Creative Commons, Open Access and licensing. 

Research Data 

Get support for developing your Research Data Management Plan and for depositing your data in a repository such as Dataverse

Scholarly Communications 

Scholarly Communication Services helps scholars use, create, and publish scholarship in ways that promote its dissemination, accessibility, and impact. It includes open access publishing support and repository services, open access publishing, open journal hosting, open education resources and measuring your research impact. 

Data Support 

  • Numeric Data: Provides quantitative research, resources and services. 
  • Qualitative Data (Nvivo): NVivo is a software package that helps with qualitative data analysis. 
  • GIS Data: Provides geospatial data, resources and services.
Content last reviewed: May 5, 2021