Winter term, 2023: The Library is open regular operating hours as indicated on our web page.
Library stacks are fully open. Users can browse and select books and other physical items to sign out. Items can still be requested through the Library catalogue as well. (See 'Borrowing Physical Items' further below for instructions)
Most Library services are available both in person and online.
The Main Library and Music Library are operating at full capacity however masks are recommended indoors and social distancing is encouraged.
Any inquires may be directed to the Virtual Chat service available 10-4 on the Library homepage, or by phoning the main desk at 204-727-9645, or by emailing email@example.com.
Support for online teaching, in person teaching, and access to Library resources and services is available.
Rainer Schira, Reference Librarian, for information literacy instruction in your classes or online: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donna Lowe for Course Reserves and digitized library content: email@example.com
Angela Revet or Kirsten Bambridge for streaming video licenses: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carmen Kazakoff-Lane, Scholarly Communications Librarian, for inquiries related to course content / copyright / open textbooks: email@example.com
For further information on a wide range of issues relevant to faculty, please see:
Key things for you to know about the Library:
There are a variety of study spots and work stations to choose from in the Library, including Group Study Rooms that can be booked from the Library homepage. There is also access to scanners/photocopiers and printers in the Library.
When you begin to work on your assignments, consider the resources the Library has in place to support you!
We have a large and varied print collection in the Library. If you need assistance finding materials, please ask at the Reference Desk (staffed in-person, 11am - 3pm, Monday to Friday) or at the Circulation Desk.
E-books, electronic journal subscriptions, online videos, and open educational resources are all available online. The Virtual Reference Chat Service can help answer your questions and provide assistance in navigating these online resources. It is available Monday to Friday, 10 am - 4 pm, at the
Where you can also
If there’s a resource that our Library doesn’t have, our Interlibrary Loan service may be able to obtain resources from other libraries. There is no charge for this service.
- see the 'Using Your Account' link at:
As you get familiar with your courses, consider reviewing the Library Guides available on different subjects and topics.
You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask to connect with a librarian who will follow up with support in an area of research, help you find resources that you won’t ever find on Google, understand copyright requirements, and learn how to effectively use Library resources to support your academic journey.
You can come to the Library and select books and other physical items to sign out.
Or, you can still place requests for physical items through the Library catalogue. Once Library staff have collected the books from the stacks you will receive an email to let you know that you can now come and sign out the items at the Library.
Requesting a print book from the catalogue:
Alternately, there is also a book drop located just outside the Main Library doors in the Richardson Center.
All current students, staff, and faculty have swipe access (2022-23 student card or staff fob) to the Richardson Center 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., Monday to Sunday.
A portion of the McKee Archives’ holdings can be searched via the Archives’ website:
Questions about the Archives and its holdings can be directed to the University Archivist, Christy Henry at email@example.com
If you are experiencing technical difficulties, visit the IT Help Desk website:
or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
For any questions or concerns not addressed here, please email Melanie Sucha, Chief Information Officer, at SuchaM@BrandonU.CA