If you're visiting us, here's what you need to know

  1. Only currently enrolled Carleton students, and current Carleton faculty, instructors and staff are permitted to visit the building.
  2. You must complete a COVID-19 self-assessment on cuScreen.
  3. You must wear a mask at all times, even in study rooms, to comply with Carleton's Covid-19 Mask Policy (pdf).
  4. No food is permitted in the Library. Drinks are allowed if they're in a container with a lid and if your mask is only lifted temporarily to take a sip.
  5. Physical Distancing: Everyone using the Library must maintain a physical distance of at least 2 meters from every other person within the facility.
  6. Enter the building through the ground level entrance and scan the building's QR code.
  7. Line up to show your cuScreen status.
  8. Scan the QR code at the study space you choose.

All floors are open as a study space with limited services, hours and staff.

Check our Hours page for up-to-date hours. Hours are subject to change throughout the term.

Who's allowed to visit the building?

  • Only currently enrolled Carleton students, and current Carleton faculty, instructors and staff are permitted to visit the building.
  • A maximum of 900 people can be in the building at one time (excluding library staff). Check our Twitter Account for updates on building capacity.

Is there anything else I should know?

  • Please do not move the furniture, as we've organized it to respect physical distancing.
  • Before leaving, please clean the area you've used with supplied cleaning materials, and remove any garbage. Cleaning supplies are available throughout the building.

Failure to follow these rules could result in the loss of privileges.

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

The library is primarily for study space, with limited face-to-face services available.

  • Private cubicle and tables are available.
  • Space is for individual study only. All seating is distanced. Groups are not permitted.
  • A limited number of computers are available on a first come first serve basis.
  • Study rooms are bookable for one or two people depending on the room. No food is allowed and you must keep your mask on at all times, even if you are alone.

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.
  • The physical reserves collections is closed. Please login to Ares to see your electronic course materials.
  • Return borrowed library materials to a returns bins (Library Road, Tunnel, Level 2 main entrance, Level 2 behind the CUScreen desk). The Library Service Desk will not accept returns.

Are there any other services available?

Content last reviewed: