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University Library Online

Services Available - Library Closed, Classes Online

All University Library Locations Closed for Users

Public Services

Study Space
Currently unavailable. Planning is in progress to reopen select limited library spaces for student study. Date to be determined. 
Print Collection

Contactless PickupScan and Send service, and Distance and Distributed Library Services are now available for accessing the library's physical collections. 

As of September 1, 2020, recalls are available for items that are currently checked out by other library users. Items listed as "In Library Use Only" cannot be borrowed, but small portions of them can be scanned for you.

University Archives and Special Collections offers select digital access, but remains closed.

Contactless Pickup hours are Monday - Friday, 1 to 4 pm.

Ask Us if you need assistance searching our online collections or if you have questions about Contactless Pickup.

Research Help

Ask Us Chat, text, and email available Monday - Thursday: 9 am to 9 pm; Friday: 9 am to 5 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm; closed all statutory holidays.

Can email subject librarians

Research Guides

A-Z Databases

Instruction / Workshops

Librarians and Learning Specialists are available to facilitate in-class instruction or workshops on research, writing, or academic skills development. These might be structured as synchronous or asynchronous sessions. See also our page on Support for Teaching

Writing Help
Location closed, but can receive help online.
Math and Stats Help
Location closed, but can receive help online.
Peer Mentoring
Workshops and consultations cancelled.
Structured Study Sessions
Cancelled. Currently exploring online support.
Library Services Desk

No in-person service. Send us an email or Ask Us if you have questions about your library account. 

Contactless Pickup is now available. 

Only the external book drop at the Murray Library loading dock is open for returns. You can also mail your items back to us.

Course Reserves

Physical items on reserve are not available to borrow through Contactless Pickup. However, portions of them may be scanned for you (subject to fair dealing guidelines).

Electronic items may be available through Blackboard or Course Pages. Instructors can submit a request form to have electronic library resources added to their LMS.

Interlibrary Loan

Services are fully operational. Print materials requested through ILL can be picked up at the Contactless Pickup location. Due to ongoing closures at other libraries, delays may be possible.

Copyright Office
Can contact through email and phone.

University Archives & Special Collections

University Archives & Special Collections offices are currently closed onsite. 

Can contact via email:

Access to Collections/Reference

UASC Reading Room closed.

Some collections are online.

Can contact via email.

Reference services will be provided to the extent possible using available digital resources. A part-time cohort of staff is also on-site to help with new digitization requests as well as research questions that require consultation of collections housed on-site. UASC may be limited by factors including the volume of your request, onsite staffing schedules, legal and other access restrictions, and research required to identify relevant material. We also have limited access to collections held offsite, including the John Diefenbaker archival collections.

Digital Research Centre

The DRC office space is currently closed. 

Some remote services are available:

Can contact via email:



No service. 

Researcher support

Can contact via email.