About the Library

The Library is open approximately 72 hours per week during the fall/winter semesters and provides a variety of study areas, including an Information Commons maintained by IT Services.

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Learning Zone

The Learning Zone is OCAD U’s newest library space; an alternative work area where you can collaborate with other students and faculty or seek advice from library staff.

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Visual Resources

Visual Resources & Special Collections at OCAD U is comprised of analog and digital image, video, media and archival materials.

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How do I...

Information on how to find help online, by telephone, by email.

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Search everything (books, e-books, articles and more)

Summon Search *New*

Search physical collection (books, DVDs, videos)

Library Catalogue 

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Search virtual collection: e-books

Search virtual collection: e-journals, images, articles and more

Search everything by subject

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Films on Demand for more than 15,000 educational videos from Films for the Humanities & Sciences, BBC, PBS, Nova and others.

Summer reads

Check out our most popular fiction and graphic novels.

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Opposing Viewpoints in Context in-depth information on current social issues such as viewpoint articles (e.g. pro/con essays), topic overviews, statistics, primary documents and more.

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Literature Criticism Online (LCO) & Artemis are now available. LCO includes biographies, reviews, and critical essays on authors and their works. Both LCO and Literature Resource Center can be searched using the Artemis platform.

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Books and Journals

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Artists as Writers index

View 2014 Melva J. Dwyer Award winner

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