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Upcoming Academic Terms: Info and Plans

Library

Hours of Operation

8:00 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Friday; 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

Computers and Solo Study Spaces

Due to the mechanical failure of some ventilation equipment servicing the Dr. John Archer Library and Archives, the library has been advised that it must immediately reduce the number of people who are allowed access to the main floor Commons.

As a result, the number of common area computer stations available for student use is reduced from 40 to 7. The eight exam rooms remain available for e-proctored exam purposes only. Solo study table bookings can no longer be supported, and future bookings will be suspended or canceled until repairs are complete. Students are reminded that there are 160 solo study spaces spread throughout the University which do not require advance booking.

Students who wish to book a computer station should continue to use the online booking system

Collections

Only the main floor of the Library will be open during the Fall 2020 term. Access to all other floors is not permitted.  E-journals and E-books books are accessible from any computer worldwide using your U of R login information. For physical materials, the Library now offers a pickup option.

User Services

Regular and in-depth information and research services are available remotely. Visit user services to ask a question or book a Zoom appointment.

IT Support Centre

The IT Support Centre desk in the Library will be operational during Library hours (306-585-4685).

Group Work

The Archer Library group study rooms are not open, and group work is not permitted in the Library or anywhere on campus.

Masks

Masks/face coverings must be worn in the Library at all times in both the Commons and Archway Gallery Rooms.

More Information

For the most up-to-date and detailed information, please visit the Library home page or the COVID-19 Library services update page.

  • Materials currently on loan have been renewed until Dec. 23rd, 2020. The book drops in the corridor in front of the Library are accessible if there is an urgent need to return materials. 
  • Fines were waived from Monday, March 23 until August 31, 2020. They will be re-initiated beginning September 1, 2020.
  • The physical Reserves and Textbooks For All services are not available until further notice.