i would seriously suggest you put the word RENEWAL in the search box…that way…we could be directed…to the right link or links..and renew the books..we have borrowed…pls. advise the programmer that to go indirectly via alternative or other words does not help right now i do not know…where to click to renew…probably an anonymous name…and i am not inside the library right now..thanks..
ps. previously i did suggest to put in evidence the new library books and that suggestion was implemented on the second floor…thanks again for that follow up…. have a great day….valentine day.
Thank you for your message. I have passed it on to our Web Services Librarian and she has added a link to our homepage, in the “How do I” box, on the right-hand side of the screen.
Oh, and happy Valentine’s Day to you too. ♥
Hebdige *The Meaning of Style* HQ799 G7H4 is missing from Vanier stacks.
Thank you very much for reporting this. I have asked the Circulation Department at the Vanier Library to indicate this in the Libraries’ catalogue. By the way, we have an electronic copy of the book. You can see it here.
The conditions of the bathrooms are, and I think many would agree, horrible. Ideally people would be more respectful and take initiatives such as not treating the floor as a garbage, washing their hands, and flushing the toilets.Obviously, we can’t really control what people are doing inside the bathrooms so I think that the cleaning schedule for the libraries should either be increased or adjusted so that there are more cleanings done a day during peak library usage periods (such as exam periods).
One of the things that would be nice is to make it so we don’t have to leave the washroom with filthy hands by: refilling the paper hand towel dispenser, or installing automated valves on the faucets along with those neat little thingies they put on doors where they can be pulled open with the feet (I saw some at Dawson, if I recall).
Thank you =)
Thank you for your email. We are aware that sometimes the libraries’ washrooms are not very clean. This issue has been brought up before. I will forward you message to Facilities Management. And thank you for your suggestions regarding the plumbing and doors. As both libraries will be going through renovations, this information is useful.
What is going on to the Vanier Library 3rd floor and will study spaces be accessible any time soon?
The Library Administration replied:
Thank you for your question. Major renovations are underway at the Vanier Library. These renovations form an important part of the Libraries’ overall plan to improve the efficiency and quality of its spaces. The Vanier Library component is closely related to the plans recently unveiled for the Webster Library.
The Vanier Library will be the scene of construction throughout the remainder of the Winter semester continuing until June 2014. The construction work will be on the third floor. The work zone will soon be contained within a temporary wall, specially insulated to reduce noise. Emerging from this cocoon in early June will be new study facilities and office spaces.
These renovations will not decrease the number of study tables at the Vanier Library. Although the study tables on the third floor will be relocated (mostly to the second floor), all tables will remain accessible to students throughout the construction period. The renovation project will also provide two additional, new group study rooms. These rooms, plus two of the existing rooms, will be specially equipped with new technology to support collaborative learning.
The renovations will not affect students’ access to the stacks. Nor will this project reduce the library collections. Most books from the third floor have already been shifted to the second floor, thanks to space gains made by the compact automated shelving installed last year the ground floor of the Vanier Library.
An important feature of the Vanier Renovations is the creation of a new office area for the Libraries’ Collections Services Department. This department, responsible for ordering and cataloguing the Libraries’ electronic resources, books and journals, will move from the Webster Library to the Vanier Library in June, thus liberating a major area for redevelopment in the Webster Library. Focus of the Webster redevelopment will be the creation of expanded and enhanced study facilities for students.
I would like to suggest that engineering textbooks on course reserves have at
least one copy available for more then 3hours, maybe a few days… because 3h
loans are simply not enough … and since the library no longer allows inter-library loan requests from other libraries for course reserved material, I think this would be a reasonable solution to this problem
Thank you for your understanding.
Thank you for writing to the Suggestion Box. We have received similar suggestions for business textbooks and I’m sure that other disciplines would like to have this option as well. We are currently looking into whether what you suggest is feasible, but we want to ensure that everyone has fair access to the books. If you think your particular course does not have enough textbooks available, you may want to suggest the library purchase an additional copy on the following page: http://library.concordia.ca/services/collections/suggest.php
With a CREPUQ card, you may also borrow a textbook in person from another university library (see other library catalogues: http://library.concordia.ca/research/internet/otherlibraries.html ).
I’m currently studying on the fourth floor and concentration has been hard to maintain due to the constant noise from children playing upstairs. I understand they enjoy being loud, however, I can’t understand why they would be at the library.
Thank you for writing in. Those children are not in the Library, they are in the Education Department’s Observational Nursery, on the 5th floor of the McConnell Building (LB).
Sometimes i come here during noon, but unfortunately i can not use the internet before 9pm!! however more than 80% of the computers are free! and nobody used them! please change the time schedule of the internet for this kind of student.
Thank you for your message. I’m assuming that you are referring to guest access to the Libraries’ computers.
If you wish to consult resources that are part of our online collection, you are welcome to consult them on specially identified workstations in the Libraries.
These terminals will connect you to our online catalogue (CLUES), our databases and our vast collection of electronic journals and ebooks. These terminals are available to everyone, during the Libraries’ opening hours. No login required.
However, the rest of the Concordia Libraries’ computers (the ones with full Internet, MS Office, etc.) are for the current Concordia community, first and foremost. The reasoning behind our policy regarding guests is that if you are a student at another institution, you have access at your home institution’s workstations. If you are a member of the general public, you can use a public library. If you live in the Ville de Montréal, you may consult its complete list of branch libraries. There also is the Grande Bibliothèque, right downtown.