September 2, 2016

Get to know the library by dropping in for a tour this fall. You'll learn about the services in the library, have an introduction to our website, and find out where to get help.

There's no need to register - just choose a time from the schedule and meet us inside the library front entrance for a half-hour walking tour:

  • Wednesday September 7 at 5:45pm
  • Friday September 9 at 12:00pm
  • Monday September 12 at 3:00pm
  • Wednesday September 14 at 10:00am
  • Thursday September 15 at 12:00pm
  • Tuesday September 20 at 5:45pm

August 22, 2016

Applications for Grad Spaces on the 5th floor of the library have now closed as we have many more requests than we have spaces. We are now in the process of assigning spaces and hope to be in contact with applicants regarding assignments by the first week of classes.


August 10, 2016

On Saturday-Sunday, August 20-21, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems from 10:00 pm Saturday through 6:00 am Sunday.

During this time ProQuest platforms and products will not be available. This will include ProQuest databases, Chadwyck-Healey databases (C19 The Nineteenth Century Index, Early English Books Online, Patrologia Latina, and PolicyFile), Proquest Digital Microfilm and Books in Print. As well you may notice that the journal cover images in the catalogue do not display.

Users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance.


August 5, 2016

APA Style CENTRAL is a complete online environment for teaching, writing, and publishing in APA Style. It combines learning and teaching tools, writing and content processing technology, and full integration of APA's Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

Individual user accounts are not needed to access the Learning Center (tutorials, self-quizzes, and samples), the Publishing Center, or certain parts of the Research Center (dictionaries and reference books), but they are required to create and save references and papers.

APA Style CENTRAL has been optimized for FireFox, Chrome, and Safari for MAC OS. Internet Explorer is not recommended.

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Trial ends on September 30, 2016.


August 2, 2016

Applications for Grad Spaces on the 5th floor of the library will open up the week of August 22 on the library website. This year the assignments will be on a first come first serve basis regardless of faculty (although you must be a grad student). You may apply for the following: a carrel, a locker, a desk in a room, or a combination of a desk and a locker, or a carrel and a locker.

Please note that there are a limited number of spaces, but we will try to accommodate as many students as possible.

We will be sending out updates (like this one) through the GSA, through the library website, and on the library's Twitter account.

Stay Tuned!


July 20, 2016

Due to ongoing construction, the library road book return slot has been closed. The book return slots on the tunnel level and in the foyer will continue to be available. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.


July 5, 2016

Repair work continues on the pathway from Dunton Tower and in front of MacOdrum Library. Pedestrian access from the Quad to the library is available from the south side only (in front of Paterson Hall) during the construction period. 

Scaffolding has been installed in the tunnel from Tunnel Junction to Dunton Tower, but the tunnel remains open for use.

The work on the path and the tunnel will continue until mid-August.

Since both exterior ramps leading to the library are closed while this work is being completed, the only accessible entrance into the library is via the tunnel. The ramps will reopen in July.

Facilities Management and Planning appreciates your patience and co-operation as we make these improvements to the campus.


June 22, 2016

Oxford Scholarly Editions Online features authoritative online editions of original works by some of the most important writers and philosophers in the humanities, from William Shakespeare to William Wordsworth, Jane Austen to John Donne, Thomas Hobbes to Horace.

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The trial ends on July 5, 2016.


June 21, 2016

The Carleton University Library has a special collection of films related to First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples in Canada and Indigenous peoples around the world. https://library.carleton.ca/research/collection/indigenous-films


June 16, 2016

The collection is notable for the large quantity of materials dealing with aspects of Ukrainian émigré life in Switzerland. The collection is comprised documents and notes concerning the various activities of Ukrainians living in Switzerland, as well as books, pamphlets and articles published in Switzerland in Ukrainian or about Ukraine.

Evhen (Eugene) Vasylovych Batchinsky was born on 24 August, 1885 in Katerynoslav (now Dnipropetrovs'k), Ukraine and died on 30 October 1978 in Bulle, Switzerland where he had lived for several years. The collection reflects Batchinsky’s passion for documenting and preserving material pertaining to Ukrainian political history and émigré activity in Western Europe. Batchinsky was involved in a number of important Ukrainian endeavours during the early 20th Century and had numerous friends and acquaintances with whom he maintained ongoing correspondence.

The fonds (collection) consists of 16 series that document the activities and interests of Evhen Batchinsky. The series include: Autobiography of Evhen Batchinsky and Leonid Bachynsky; Biographical Dossiers (arranged alphabetically); Chronological Dossiers, Diary Dossiers (arranged chronologically); Subject Dossiers; Ukrains'ka Avtokefal'na Pravoslavna Tserkva (UAPTs); Swiss Ukrainica; Taras Shevchenko; Soiuz Vyzvolennia Ukrainy (SVU); Lev Yurkevych; Minor Files; Serial Publications, Monographs, Documents guiding the processing of the collection, and Miscellaneous Material.

Our Archives and Research Collection database contains more information on this collection.


June 6, 2016

Registration for grad study spaces will open in August for the 2016/17 academic year.  We will post a notice here and on the library Twitter account when registration opens.

Spaces will be available in September. Current assignments expire on August 15, 2016.


June 6, 2016

Repair work has begun on the pathway from Dunton Tower and in front of MacOdrum Library. Pedestrian access from the Quad to the library will be available from the south side only (in front of Paterson Hall) during the construction period. 

Scaffolding will also be going up in the tunnel from Tunnel Junction to Dunton Tower.

The work on the path and the tunnel will continue until mid-August.

Since both exterior ramps leading to the library will be closed while this work is being completed, the only accessible entrance into the library will be via the tunnel. The ramps will reopen in July.

Facilities Management and Planning appreciates your patience and co-operation as we make these improvements to the campus.


June 2, 2016

Carleton Library, the Graduate Student Association (GSA), and the Office of the Vice-President (Research & International) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015-2016 Graduate Student Open Access Award. This monetary award of $5000.00 was established to support Carleton University graduate students in publishing research in open access journals.

Over 30 applications were received this year from across all disciplines. As has been the case every year, the selection committee, composed of both faculty and librarians, found it difficult to choose just 5 papers for the final awards. We are confident that these papers reflect the range of high-quality, interesting, and varying research being conducted at Carleton, and we encourage graduate students to continue making their research more widely available by publishing in open access journals.

Thank you to all the applicants, and congratulations to our winners!

Colin A. Capaldi, PhD student, Psychology, for his paper "The relationship between nature connectedness and happiness: A meta-analysis" from Frontiers in Psychology (2014) 5:976.

Kyle Farmer, PhD candidate, Neuroscience, for his paper "Major alterations of Phosphatidylcholine and Lysophosphotidylcholine lipids in the substantia nigra using an early stage model of Parkinson’s disease" from the International Journal of Molecular Science (2015) 16:8, pp. 18865-18877.

Saira Fitzgerald, PhD candidate, Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies, for her paper "Perceptions of the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Ontario Universities" from the Canadian Journal of Education (2015) 38:3, pp. 1-34.

Koreen Millard, PhD candidate, Geography and Environmental Studies, for her paper "On the Importance of Training Data Sample Selection in Random Forest Image Classification: A Case Study in Peatland Ecosystem Mapping", from Remote Sensing (2015) 7:8489-8515.

Zoe Panchen, PhD candidate, Biology, for her paper "Flowering and fruiting responses to climate change of two Arctic plant species, purple saxifrage (Saxifraga oppositifolia) and mountain avens (Dryas integrifolia)" from Arctic Science (2015) 1:45-58.

These papers have been submitted into Carleton's institutional repository which collects, preserves and makes accessible Carleton's digital academic, research, and creative materials.

For more information, including bios and links to the winning papers, please visit the Scholarly Communications website.


May 16, 2016

This month’s featured collection: The Art Latcham Magic Collection! Magic beyond your wildest imagining, here in the Library. There’s even a wand.

Did you know that Archives and Research Collections (room 581) has a collection of material pertaining to the history and practice of sleight of hand magic and mentalism?

Previously housed at the Witchurch-Stouffville Public Library, the Art Latcham Memorial Magic Collection was acquired by Archives and Research Collections in 2012. It is comprised of books, magazines, and ephemera related to illusion, sleight of hand, and related subjects.

Arthur “Art” Latcham, to whom the collection is dedicated, was a philanthropist in the York Region of Ontario. As a member of the Hat and Rabbit Club, Latcham was a magic enthusiast who, rumour has it, always carried a deck of cards to perform magic and sleight of hand at any moment. Art Latcham died in 1979, and the first Stouffville Magic Festival was organized in his honour in 1982. The magic collection was created by festival organizer and town librarian, George Schulkbier. The Art Latcham Magic Collection was dedicated at the first Stouffville Magic Festival on May 9th, 1982.

For more information you can check out the archival material, and collection highlights like the Riddle of Chung Ling Soo,  the signed Houdini, and the 19th Century Conjuror’s Magazine!


May 12, 2016

An exhibition of paintings commemorating the Komagata Maru Incident of 1914 will be opened by the Canada-India Centre for Excellence at Carleton University and hosted by the library. The official opening ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 4 p.m. on the main floor of the library and the exhibit will be on the main floor wall space. The Komogata Maru was a Japanese ship that arrived in Vancouver in May of 1914, carrying 376 Indian passengers, mostly Punjabi Sikhs who were ex-military men who had served the British empire in wars, but was turned away by Canada. Upon their return to India, they faced violence by the British-Indian government. These paintings show the struggle against injustice of the Komagata Maru passengers. The exhibit runs from May 18 - June 18 2016.


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