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OCAD U Library 2018 Winter: Library News

Research Wednesdays: Call for Proposals

Photographer unknown. (1953). 'Lily Maley and class, Glendon Hall'. OCAD University Visual Resources & Special Collections, [PH554 / 20_220_022]. Toronto, Canada.

WHAT: a forum for anyone (undergrad or graduate students, staff, faculty) to present in a supportive environment; sort of a TEDtalk, but real-time at the Library for a studio-based environment of peers. Any topic of interest to you can be of interest to us!

WHEN: every Wednesday from 24 January to 28 March (excluding 21 February during Reading Week) from 1:00 – 2:00 pm

WHERE:OCAD U Learning Zone 1st Level, MCC (Annex Blg., 113 McCaul St.) HOW: send an email to Daniel Payne (, include a:

  1. brief 100 word description of your talk,
  2. which Wednesdays would be available for you,
  3. list of technological needs,
  4. ideal set up of the presentation seating arrangement,
  5. description of any participatory activities that may be used. NOTE: any focus groups or survey-type activities may need Research Ethics Board approval, so be prepared to include this in your proposal.

Image credit: Photographer unknown. (1953). 'Lily Maley and class, Glendon Hall'. OCAD University Visual Resources & Special Collections. [PH554 / 20_220_022]. Toronto, Canada.

Library Policy Changes

New Holds Service

You can now request library materials by placing holds on library items. This means if you are not physically on campus but want the library to hold a book for you, you can request a hold online through the library catalogue. The book will be available for pick-up at the library circulation desk for 6 days after you place the hold. A non-pick up penalty of $3 will apply to books not picked up after the week expires. You may cancel a hold online or in-person anytime during the week it is being held.

Processing Charges for Lost Books

In the Fall of 2017, Library Council undertook a review of library policies pertaining to fees and fines. In order to recover the resources used for replacing lost titles, the processing charge for lost books will be $50 as of January 2018. In addition to the $50 processing charge (per title), patrons are also responsible for paying for the cost of the lost book(s). This policy change is consistent with library policies across Ontario Universities.

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