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COVID-19: Updates on TRU Library Services and Operations

COVID-19 Library Service and Closures Update:  

March 18, 2020, 1:30pm

  

As of 5:00pm March 18, 2020, TRU Library will be supporting students and faculty fully online.  During this time, print collections are unavailable.  The Library will continually renew any items that you may have signed out (books, videos, etc.). Please hold on to them and return them at a later date.

 

TRU Library is committed to supporting students and faculty online.  

 

Unavailable Services and Resources

Unavailable Services & Resources

The following resources and services are unavailable:

  • All physical Library collections (print books, DVDs, etc.)
  • Book return via book drops. Please hold onto materials you have checked out and return them when full library service resumes. The Library will continually renew any items that you may have signed out 
  • On-site browsing or borrowing
  • Holds and Recalls
  • Course Reserves
  • Face-to-face research assistance and appointments
  • Face-to-face workshops

Using the library from home

Using the library from home & Library support

Students:

Faculty

Finding eBooks and Articles

Finding eBooks and Articles

Interlibrary Loans

Interlibrary Loans

Due to COVID-19, TRU Library can no longer obtain physical items (i.e., books, CDs, DVDs) from other libraries as many are closed. Requests for these items will not be filled. 

 

Requests for articles and book chapters will continue to be processed with online delivery. However, that will depend upon what other libraries are able to provide. 

 

Please hold on to any physical ILL items (i.e., books or videos) that you have and return them when full library service resumes. You will not be charged any overdue fines for these items during this period of reduced service.  

DROL Services

DROL Services

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the TRU Library will not be sending any physical items (i.e., books and videos) to any library users. We will continue to try and supply copies of articles and ebook chapters via online delivery.  

 

Please hold on to any physical items (i.e., books or videos) that you have borrowed through the TRU Library (including books obtained from other libraries via our interlibrary loan service) and return them when full library service resumes. You will not be charged overdue fines for these items during this period of reduced service. 

 

For help locating specific resources or for research help, please email the library at: library@tru.ca 

 

Please plan your library research accordingly.  

Branch Details

Branch Details

Main Library:

  • Services: Online
  • Study Spaces: Closed

House of Learning 3rd floor:

  • Services: Online
  • Study Spaces: Closed

Law Library:

  • Services: Online
  • Study Spaces: Closed

Williams Lake Library:

  • Services: Online
  • Study Spaces: Monday to Friday, 9-5

Updated: April 9, 2020 

Law Library Services

Law Research Guide

Williams Lake Library Services

Williams Lake Library Services

Ask A Question

Ask A Question

Library research assistance is available:

1. Email library@tru.ca

2. Use AskAway chat service (orange box on right of homepage)

3. Book an appointment with a librarian (via video conference)