Brown Family House of Learning Library Services Announcement

  Posted on: February 21, 2017

As of Sunday February 26th, the Brown Family House of Learning (HL) library will be reducing its staffed service points as we move incrementally towards consolidating our staff and services to the Main Library .   The following changes will come into effect that may impact Library client access to collections and services :  …

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We’re going Fine Free!

  Posted on: February 1, 2017

The TRU Library is following in the footsteps of libraries like Vancouver Island University and getting rid of overdue fines. “The real goal is not to be punitive but to get items back on the shelves,” said Katherine Watmough, Access and User Services Librarian. “When people are subject to fines they are afraid to return items….

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Stress-Free Zone!

  Posted on: November 17, 2016

Starting Monday November 28th , the TRU Library is once again setting up a “Stress-Free Zone” (#SFZ) for final exams. The #SFZ will run Nov 28th  to Dec 17th on the first floor of the House of Learning. It’s a place for students to take a break from studying, refresh their minds, and have a…

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NEW! Faculty logins supported in student labs

  Posted on: October 14, 2016

Faculty and staff now have the ability to login and use Virtual Desktop (VDI) computers in student lab areas.  To login, you must enter your network username as:  username@tru.univ and your password.  You will have access to your network drives and printing to lab printers –  printing instructions for labs. VDI Student Lab Locations: Main…

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Long Night Against Procrastination!

  Posted on: October 11, 2016

Writing doesn’t have to be a lonely and isolating chore requiring endurance and fortitude. On November 3rd, get ready for an unorthodox event and join a campus community of writers and academic support services at the Long Night Against Procrastination. Stay up late together, where help and encouragement are available, and put a dent in…

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Open Access Week events @ TRU Library

  Posted on: October 6, 2016

TRU Library is recognizing Open Access Week, a global event that runs October 24-30 promoting Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research. Open access encourages unrestricted sharing of research results with everyone, everywhere for the advancement of science and society. Open Access is strategic for Thompson Rivers University.  Open access disseminates, as…

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CRC Handbook now working from off-campus

  Posted on: September 26, 2016

We are happy to report that the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics is once again accessible from both on and off campus. If you experience any further trouble accessing this resource, please email

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New Resource: Informit Indigenous Collection

  Posted on: September 12, 2016

Just in time for classes to start, the library has acquired the Informit Indigenous Collection, a key resource for TRU’s Aboriginal Studies program. The Informit Indigenous Collection covers both topical and historical issues within Indigenous studies. It contains over 15,700 full text records from 111 publications going back as far as 1977. The multi-disciplinary and…

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Long weekend and the start of school

  Posted on: September 1, 2016

The library will be closed on September 5th for the Labour Day long weekend.  We will resume our normal operating hours on September 6th. The library staff are excited and anxiously awaiting the start of the new school year.  We wish all returning and new students a successful school year.

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New! Off campus access to Library Resources

  Posted on: September 1, 2016

Accessing library resources from off campus just got easier! To access library resources from off campus, you will now use your TRU network username and password. Students:  Use the network username and password that you use to access the wifi, moodle, mytru email, and log into computers on campus. Faculty: Use the network  username and…

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