What's available in the building? What can I do?

  • Study spaces are available throughout the building. Floors 3 and 5 and silent study floors. However, due to renovations in the library during summer 2022, there will be noise and disruptions on floors 2, 3 and 4. Floor 5 is your best bet for quiet study space.
  • Note that the front of floor 4 (facing the quad) is closed from May 30 for renovations. The entire 4th floor is closed from June 3. Renovations are expected to finished mid-October.
  • Computers are available on a first come first serve basis on floors 2 and 3. A few are available in the back of floor 1.
  • Study rooms are open and can be booked up to 1 week in advance. Note that study rooms on the 4th floor are unavailable, due to construction.
  • Food and drink: Light snacks (i.e. granola bars, fruit, vegetables, muffins, yogurt, etc.) and covered drinks are permitted at study desk and tables in the Library.
  • Masks: See: Carleton's COVID-19 Mask Policy.

We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the Library Code of Conduct to learn how you can help make the Library a respectful and welcoming space for everyone.

Can I come in to access books and other items in the collection?

  • Yes! See Accessing Physical Items for full details on how you can access our physical collections.
  • Limited print reserves are available at the Library Services Desk. Please access course reserves through Ares or Brightspace.
  • Return borrowed library materials to a returns bins located on Library Road, Tunnel entrance, or Level 2 main entrance.

What services are available in the Library?

  • All washrooms are available.
  • Research Help is available online and at the Research Help Desk on Level 2.
  • The printers/photocopiers/scanners are available.
  • The New Sun Joy MacLaren Centre is by appointment only.
  • Archives & Special Collections is open for walk-in service.
  • GIS software is available on many computers in the library, see GIS Software and Workstations.
  • The Statistics Canada Research Data Centre (RDC) is by appointment only.
  • Lost and Found services have been suspended until further notice.
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