NEW! Points to the Past Digital Collections

  Posted on: December 9, 2014

Nearly 200 million pages of digitized historical content are now available to TRU students, faculty and staff through the Points to the Past Digital Collections provided by Gale. This access has been made possible by a unique agreement between Gale, the University of Victoria Libraries, the University of British Columbia Library, and Simon Fraser University Library,…

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Stress Free Zone Special Event: Knitting, Crocheting, or Rug Hooking

  Posted on: November 28, 2014

December 1, 2, 3 & 4: Come by the Stress Free Zone (#sfz) between 1-2pm and unwind with some knitting, crocheting, or rug hooking. Homemade crafts make ready Christmas gifts! Come for demonstrations, lessons, tips, or just the crafty company. You can crochet a dish cloth of your own, add to a shared rug-hooking project,…

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Fighting Stress with Dogs and Lego – Stress Free Zone #sfz

  Posted on: November 21, 2014

Starting Monday November 24, the TRU Library is once again setting up a “Stress-Free Zone” (#SFZ) for final exams. The #SFZ will run November 24 – December 12 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 bit…

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Kamloops Campus Libraries Open Until Midnight & Williams Lake Campus Library Hours: Winter Exams

  Posted on: November 19, 2014

Both the Main and House of Learning libraries will be open for study until midnight starting Friday 28 November through Friday 12 December. Midnight hours at both branch libraries will provide students with equitable access to the library’s physical collections and will enable students to use the Library’s full study space. Kamloops Campus Libraries Main…

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TRU Library Remembers

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  Posted on: November 3, 2014

The TRU Library is commemorating Remembrance Day with two displays this year, featuring material from two parts of our collection. The Main Library entrance way will see a return of our Aboriginal Veterans display, honoring Secwepemc veterans from WWI, WWII, and the Korean War and showcasing a variety of resources about the often unrecognized role…

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Career Opportunity: Access and User Services Librarian

  Posted on: October 22, 2014

Access and User Services Librarian The Access and User Services Librarian leads two complementary units within the library that focus on:  Borrower Services (circulation, reserves, stacks maintenance, small equipment loans) and Reference Services (face-to-face, synchronous and asynchronous).  The Access and User Services Librarian will lead a team of 6 circulation staff, 13 reference staff, and…

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Finding journals – a more simplified way!

  Posted on: October 16, 2014

We are in the midst of changing how we organize our journal information – about half way through the project to be exact.  We are moving all of our print and online journal information from being within the library’s catalogue to being listed in the “A–Z Journal List” tab from the library’s homepage. Moving 40,000…

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Open Access and Faculty Teaching & Research

  Posted on: October 14, 2014

For the 3rd year in a row, TRU Library is recognizing Open Access Week, a global event that runs October 20-26 promoting Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research. The past two years we’ve brought in guest speakers to lead discussions about the growing importance of the Open Access movement; this year…

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TRU Library Textbook Purchase Policy

  Posted on: September 30, 2014

As of October 2014, TRU Library will no longer purchase textbooks or add donated textbooks to the library’s collections. A faculty member may choose to place a personal copy of a textbook on course reserve for a specific course. In that case, the textbook will be returned to the instructor at the end of the…

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Borrow Books for Longer Periods of Time

  Posted on: August 28, 2014

Effective September 2014, TRU Library will be updating its lending policies to enable maximum, yet equitable, use of the Library’s collections.  This will mean longer loan periods, offset by the ability to “recall” checked-out items. New loan periods for on-campus library users Standard loan lengths for on-campus undergraduate students borrowing books, software, government documents, pamphlets,…

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