Library Quick Links

You wrote:

I miss the ‘quick links’ section of the former library website, which I used on an almost daily basis to locate books in other libraries, especially McGill. If it is here, I cannot find it.

And:

It is better for the quick links to show the related library services as before, like RefWorks, APA style…… rather than the Concordia quick links; after all, it is the library web page. Fortunately, the A-Z library index is still kept on the top navigation bar. BTW, the bar for the opening hours is quite good.

Thank you for your comments, we’re glad you like the opening hours display and A-Z list on the redesigned Library Website.

When we redesigned our website to fit Concordia’s design we had to make some changes to our navigation and content, including the removal of the library quick links.

The links previously found under the old quick links section can be found via the library website search or in the locations listed in the table below.

FORMER QUICK LINKS LOCATION ON NEWLY REDESIGNED WEBSITE
Article delivery Under “Log into…”
Book a study room Under “Log into…”
Borrowing and renewing Under  TAB “Using the libraries”
Citation guides Under  TAB “Help & How-to”
Course reserves On home page
Find article from citation On databases page
Fines On borrowing and renewing page
Library PIN & barcode Under TAB “Using the Libraries” > “Wifi, computers…”
Other library catalogues On home page under “Online reference”
RefWorks Under “Log into…”
Request forms Each form can be found with its related service. Many are also listed on the Information for Faculty web page (link in the footer of the website)
Wifi, computers & printing On  TAB “Using the libraries”

Concordia Libraries Website and Library Feedback & Suggestions Blog Redesign!

The Concordia Libraries’ website has a new look!

From the libraries’ What’s New item, Tuesday, August 26th, 2014:

The redesigned website features:

  • Look and feel based on Concordia.ca templates
  • Responsive design (website layout and interactivity scales for different screen sizes: desktop, tablet, mobile)
  • Changes to header and footer
  • New login button grouping library services which require login
  • New grey top navigation bar with Hours and A-Z index, along with Concordia Quick Links
  • Social Media/ShareThis bar on right side

If the website is not displaying properly it may be because of files cached in the browser. Please refresh the page in your browser.

The Library Feedback & Suggestions Blog also has a new minimalist look, in keeping with the overall design of our websites.

On the bottom right corner of the library website, you’ll find a Feedback button: feedback

 

Clicking this button will give you two options – a form to email the Feedback & Suggestions Blog and access to research help:

feedback formsWe hope you enjoy using our redesigned website and blog, and we look forward to hearing from you!

Webster Library 4th floor wifi and power outlets

You wrote:

Hi, Concordia library is a great place to study. It provides me a great atmosphere to concentrate. Best part is the Blue Zone.

But there are some suggestions I want to make.

1. Really weak WiFi signal in some places on 4th floor. Some times it takes too long to open even a e-mail. As we need internet to study, to do assignments so with slow connection sometimes it irritates.

2. The power plugs- there are many cubicles on 4th floor in the blue zone where the power plugs doesn’t work. Personal experience- In the winter exam period when the whole library was fulled with students I find a empty cubicle but when my laptop battery gets down i plugged it but it was not working, not even the nearby plugs, so I had to change my place. Few days back also when i try to connect my laptop power plug was not working.

These are just my personal suggestions. Hope you will understand and try to resolve these issues. Thank you. :)

and:

I have a suggestion for the library. I do regularly visit the library and I have noticed that Wifi connectivity on the fourth floor (orange zone) is really poor. Which makes it difficult for students like me to browse for any curriculum related contents. Could you please look in to the aforementioned problem. Thank you.!!

Thank you for your comments.  We’re glad to hear that you’re regular visitors and have helpful suggestions for the library.

Power outlets: We did testing of the outlets near the study carrels on the 4th floor, East side blue zone, and all of them were working except for one cluster.  We have reported this to Facilities Management and the Electrical team.

Wifi: We contacted IITS with your comments and they found an area of the 4th floor in LB where the signal strength could be improved.  IITS has installed an additional access point that will help improve connectivity in this area.

Please continue to send us your comments and suggestions, the more details you include about the location of problems when reporting building issues, the better we can assist you.  

Stapler availability at Webster library

You wrote:

I was working at Loyola’s library, and was pleasantly surprised to see that they have a stapler AND hole puncher available afterhours- As It Should Be. It never ceases to frustrate me and others at the downtown library as to why the stapler is taken in when the librarians finish for the day. As students, we’re here at all hours, and having a functioning and reliable  stapler should be the least of our worries and something that is guaranteed- heavens knows we pay enough fees. Surely a stapler ought to be included in them.

It’s just infuriating and ludicrous the logic- ‘oh, we have to take them in or someone will steal them- do you know how many we’ve had to replace?’ is the lame excuse I’ve heard so many times. Why don’t you just chain it to the table if there is this concern? But to leave us with nothing… that makes no sense. It seems to work fine at Loyola- why can’t we also have it downtown?

Thank you for your comment.  I can understand your frustration.  Unfortunately, in the past, we’ve had many staplers broken and stolen from the Webster library, some were chained to the desk and some were not.

Library management will consider making a secured stapler available.

This is also a good time to remind our library users that the DPrint/MFD machines have stapling capabilities for both newly printed pages and photocopies.

This is from our DPrint webpage:

Q: Will the printer-copiers automatically staple my documents?

A: By default print-outs and photocopies are not are not stapled, but you can request that the print-outs be stapled.

Printing: Before you send the print job, go to the print dialogue box and click on ‘preferences’. On the right side of the box there is a ‘stapling’ drop-down menu. Choose 1 or 2 staples.

Photocopying: You must be using the feeder. On the main ‘Copy’ page on the right hand side choose ‘1 staple’.

A thank you and a lost & found reminder

You wrote:

It’s not a suggestion really, but more just giving credit where credit’s due:

Thank you to the anonymous person who returned my phone to security when I left it in the library. I was really concerned I had lost it and thanks to you, you proved that even in this day and age, there are some decent and honest folks out there. Thank you

We’re glad to hear that you were reunited with your phone!

This is also a good reminder about safety and security on campus.  The University’s Security Department has a useful Tips page here.

The Libraries’ Lost & Found is located at the circulation desks of both Webster and Vanier, or inquire at the nearest Security station for items that have been missing for a longer period of time.

You’ll find more information about lost & found locations here.