While the Library building is closed, library staff and resources are available online:

• Interlibrary loan staff continue to accept requests and work with partner libraries to fulfill requests for digital materials, as much as possible. For assistance contact racer@library.carleton.ca.

• The Library has become HathiTrust (HT) members, a collaboration of large research libraries. HT provides online access to copies of print collection (where copyright allows). It also provides online access to out-of-copyright print materials. This will be available very soon, ITS and the library are working on the authentication. The Library will promote HT on their website when this becomes available.

• The Library is also working with the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS). This would provide temporary online access to a larger portion of the print collection (~38%) during the period that the library building is closed. For more info on how ETAS works see U of T’s announcement.

• Subject Specialists and Librarians are providing online training and consultations on research skills and techniques, such as performing scoping reviews and literature reviews, (search techniques, identifying sources, grey lit searching, screening tools, and citation management tools). The library is also continuing support for NVIVO.

• The library is making increased use of the reference chat service, with continued extended hours for this service throughout the summer. Librarians and Subject Specialist are also assisting students through email.

• Collections and Acquisitions team are working with vendors offering free content, and also purchasing digital versions (ebooks, ejournals, etc.) of urgently needed materials. These resources are accessible through this website.

• The library is continuing to provide data management, open access and publishing support.

The new subject guide on COVID provides access to high quality resources to support research and teaching related to COVID.

• The library is also partnering with Corporate Archives, uOttawa, LAC, and other Canadian research institutions in archiving information and communications on COVID19- from Carleton, NCC, Provincial government, Federal government so that it is preserved for research purposes.

• The Library continues to work with FGPA to provide continued access to digital resources in the library for graduate students during an approved Leave of Absence.