Welcome to the Cardinal Carter Library!

Changes are coming to the Cardinal Carter Library and we could not be more excited! Construction for our first floor renovation is set to start May 2, 2022 and run through the summer. The first floor will be largely inaccessible. We look forward to assisting you at our temporary service desk that you can find under the stairs.

The health and safety of our campus community is our top priority. We are open for quiet and silent studying.

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

During Construction the main entrance of the Library will remain open but the entrance from SLC will not be accessible.   

The elevator will continue to be accessible as long as construction allows. We will post to the Service Disruptions page if the elevator is temporarily inaccessible.

Washrooms are accessible on the first and second floors of the library.

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.  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 second floor of the library. You are not permitted to move the furniture.

Group study rooms F, G and Individual are available on a first come first basis. 

5. Printing, Scanning and Photocopying

A multifunction copier has been moved upstairs and is located near the public access computers on the second floor. The stapler, GOOS paper and paper cutter have been moved upstairs. 

6. Accessing the collection 

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

You can check books out at the temporary service desk under the stairs, or using the self check out.

The hold shelf has been moved under the stairs and you can check your holds out at the self check or at the temporary service desk.

Please return your books to the clear bin set up at the temporary service desk.

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

All library services for all patrons are running during construction. 

13.  Can I pay for print credit or library fines in cash?  We are currently only able to accept card payments