Welcome back to the Cardinal Carter Library!

We look forward to welcoming you back in person to the Cardinal Carter Library! The health and safety of our campus community is our top priority. We are open for quiet and silent studying starting on Tuesday September 7th, 2021.

In-person services and resources are available to current Affiliate University College and Western University students, faculty, and staff only. Visitors and alumni can still access no-contact pickup service.

To visit the Cardinal Carter Library at King’s University College, you must:

  1. Comply with Western’s vaccination policy. This policy applies to all students, employees and visitors of the university and its affiliated university colleges: King’s, Huron, and Brescia.
  2. Complete the daily return-to-campus survey and be approved to come to campus.
  3. Wear a three-layer, non-medical face mask at all times inside the library.

 

What can I expect when I visit the library?

1. Building Access

The Cardinal Carter Library will reopen as of Tuesday September 7th, 2021, including access to the second-floor stacks.

Please see our Library Hours page for our most up to date hours of opening.

2. Health and Safety Measures

To visit the Cardinal Carter Library at King’s University College, you must:

  1. Comply with Western’s vaccination policy. This policy applies to all students, employees and visitors of the university and its affiliated university colleges: King’s, Huron, and Brescia.
  2. Complete the daily return-to-campus survey and be approved to come to campus.
  3. Wear a three-layer, non-medical face mask at all times inside the library.

The first floor will be designated Quiet Study space, and the second floor will be designated Silent Study space. Please refer to signage around the library for more information.

Physical distancing markers will indicate where people should stand, and a clear barrier has been erected on the service desk between library staff and others.

The self-checkout is easily accessed under the stairs, and we have taken steps to reduce touchpoints. Hand sanitizer is available and equipment such as computer keyboards and printers will be sanitized. There is reduced washroom capacity. All of these steps are designed to keep our community and staff safe.

3. Food and Drink

No food is permitted in the Cardinal Carter Library. Lidded beverages are welcome, with mask removal allowed only when actively drinking.

4. Study Space 

Quiet or Silent Study seats are available throughout the library using adjusted capacity limits. You are not permitted to move the furniture.

Group study rooms are available to be booked online. Capacity limits for rooms is posted on the doors, and will be strictly enforced.

5. Printing, Scanning and Photocopying

 Printing, scanning, and photocopying is available. More information on these services can be found on our Print, Copy, Scan page.

6. Browsing collections in -person 

Access to the second-floor stacks is available during hours of opening.

7. Material Request 

Requests for print material can be placed using Omni.

Digital delivery of portions of eligible library materials can be delivered in PDF form by email to Affiliated University College and Western faculty, students, and staff.

Interlibrary loans have resumed.

8. Off Campus Access

We continue to offer a broad range of online resources and support to our students, faculty, and staff, including digital delivery, online databases, e-books, and other digital materials that you can access remotely.

Please reach out for research assistance by contacting your subject librarian.

9. Course Readings 

Student can access their Course Readings list online, and faculty can email reserves@kings.uwo.ca with any questions regarding course reading material.

10. How will I get the books and articles I need for class?

When classes begin, you’ll be able to login to the Course Readings system with your Western ID. This will lead you to the readings your professors have assigned for class. Click on them for access. Want to print out articles and chapters? Load money onto your MyKings 1Card online, use webprint to send the pages to the library printer, then collect them from our printers by tapping your 1Card.

11. How can I get research and citation help?

Librarians are here to help you through chat and email, or over the phone. Our Ask a Librarian Chat service connects you to research help at convenient hours. You can email our research assistant with any question or for subject specific help, email your subject librarian. We will also be able to offer phone or zoom appointments.

 If you have any questions , please reach out to kuclibcirc@uwo.ca.

12. Visitor and Guest Access

At this time, in-person library services are restricted to currently registered Western students, faculty, and staff. This allows us to prioritize the needs of our primary user community. Please contact circulation@kings.uwo.ca for assistance arranging no contact pick up of materials.