Enter the Zone to Vanquish Your Stress

  Posted on: November 30, 2012

Finals got you frazzled? We’ve got a toy for that!  TRU Library is setting up a “Stress-Free Zone” next to the House of Learning’s ground-floor Learning Commons, starting Monday 3 Dec. It’s a place to build a Lego dinosaur. Or get in touch with Waldo. The project is a joint venture between the Library, Computer…

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Main Library Open Late for Exams

  Posted on: November 27, 2012

Main Library is gonna wait ’til the midnight hour — starting Monday, Dec. 3rd.  The annual tradition of keeping Main open until 12 pm is to facilitate exam study for students. This year, the late hours last from Monday 3 Dec. until Friday 14 Dec., including the weekend. The Barber Centre at HoL has also…

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Powerful Technologies Enable Reading and Conversation


  Posted on: November 22, 2012

Three ingenious new devices at Main Library will enable hearing-, speech- and vision-impaired people to do what most of us take for granted — read text and communicate with others. The three state-of-the-art “assistive technologies”, funded by the Provost’s office, were added to TRU Library’s arsenal this month. They include: an UbiDuo, for face-to-face textual…

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Silent Study in the Barber Centre

  Posted on: November 19, 2012

The Irving K. Barber Centre — the large round theatre at the House of Learning — is being made available for silent, individual study during exams this semester. A calendar of times will be posted on the Barber Centre’s door. Or, see below (or click here) for a preliminary schedule for November.

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Open Access Forum Weighs Lopsided Publishing System

  Posted on: October 26, 2012

What would you think of a public institution that actively supports an industry that’s bleeding it of money? Universities and journal publishers are locked in just that type of relationship, an open-access forum concluded. The recent rise of open-access journals could challenge the power of the commercial academic-journal publishers, such as Elsevier, Sage and Springer…

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Library Hosts Open Access Speaker & Panel

  Posted on: October 13, 2012

The turbulence engulfing scholarly publishing will receive careful examination this month as the TRU Library hosts a forum in recognition of Open Access Week. The forum features Nicole White, Head of the Research Commons at Simon Fraser University. She will describe the Public Knowledge Project, a partnership among several academic institutions that hopes to encourage…

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Thanksgiving Closure

  Posted on: October 3, 2012

All locations of the TRU Library will be closed on Monday 8 October for Canada’s Thanksgiving holiday. (The House of Learning will remain open for study.) AskAway (chat) and email reference services will also be unavailable that day. The Library will reopen at its usual time on Tuesday 9 October. Library staff wish you a…

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ProQuest Databases Functioning Again

  Posted on: September 29, 2012

Canadian Newsstand, CBCA, Sociological Abstracts and other ProQuest databases are back in operation following a weekend disruption. The databases had been unavailable during the weekend until Sunday 30 Sept. at 7 a.m. while ProQuest performed scheduled system maintenance. The Library regrets this inconvenience and thanks you for your patience.

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Interlibrary Loan Function is Back

  Posted on: September 24, 2012

Students and faculty can once again place requests for interlibrary loans. The system was out of commission for several days, during which the “request” function was not working. TRU librarians worked with partner agencies to resolve issues and conduct maintenance. The Library thanks users for their patience during this time. The interlibrary loan (ILL) system…

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Interlibrary Loans Interruption

  Posted on: September 17, 2012

The TRU Library’s interlibrary loan (ILL) system will be performing temporary scheduled maintenance on the evening of Monday, September 17 and the morning of Tuesday, September 18. ILL requesting will not be available during this period.

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