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OCAD U Library 2016 Fall: Newsletter

Find out what's happening this fall in the Dorothy H. Hoover Library

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Library News


New Librarians Symposium...

Circulation News...

Ask a Librarian Upgrades...

Learning Zone

Image of window farm, a vertical indoor garden built from a series of horizontal plumbing pipes mounted on a wooden frame

This summer saw the third redesign of the grOCAD Window Farm, the most drastic one yet! Find out more...

Reference Services

We're encouraging the OCAD U community to think of the library as a space for artworks and not just books!  Find out more about our site-intervention program....

Hanna Neshmonina, Colour by Call Number, 2007, Altered Photograph.

Course Reserves and Library Collections

Course Reserves

Make your textbooks and required readings available to students in the library or right within CANVAS! To place print books on reserve, please contact the library circulation desk at ext. 358, or email Manda Plavsa at To place journal articles or digital resources on e-reserve, contact Lindsay Gibb at ext. 3702, or For more info about this service, check out course reserves.

If you're not sure if the library has the print or electronic version of a title, you can contact any of these folks and they will figure it out and direct you to the right place.

Library Collections

For a selection of new titles, click on the "Collections" tab to view featured book titles. If you'd like to recommend the library purchase titles to support your course, please contact Manda Plavsa at

Visual Resources & Special Collections

Students with instructor J.W. Beatty outside of the Port Hope summer school, 1924, photographer unknown, 19 X 13.5 cm, OCAD U Visual Resources & Special Collections [PH137/57_004_367_037]

Remembering the Port Hope summer school with the help of Visual Resources & Special Collections and the University Archives