From the Brown Family House of Learning and our two branch locations, Law and Williams Lake, TRU Library is committed to supporting the teaching and research needs of students, faculty, and staff.
Beginning September 7th, House of Learning study spaces will be open on floors 1, 2 and 4 from 7:30am - midnight. In-person library services, including research help, access to the book collection, access to reserve materials, laptop and equipment pick-up and drop-off will be available during these hours. Our online resources are available 24/7.
Wearing masks is mandatory in all Library spaces. Students may remove masks to eat or drink only if physical distancing can be maintained.
The following library services are available to all TRU students, faculty, and staff:
In-Person services: research help, access to the book collection, and access to Reserve materials (3rd floor), laptop and A/V equipment pick-up and drop-off (1st floor): hours
The following services are currently not available:
TRU Library offers touchless borrowing services. In the Library’s Discover search tool the “Request this Item” appears in each print item record.
Choose the “Request this item” link to review the options available including:
Once the item is available for pickup, has been shipped, or has been scanned, you will receive an email regarding material availability.
Loan periods and Recalls
Getting Materials not Held by TRU Library
If there is something you need that is not available in the TRU Library print or online collections, the TRU Library can obtain it from another library. Please use the online interlibrary loan request form:
Requests for articles and book chapters requested from other libraries will be delivered to you online. Books, DVDs, or other physical items may will be placed in the Hold Pickup Lockers outside of HOL.
TRU Library has launched a Course Reading List Service. This new service will allow instructors and students to have one single online access point for course reading materials while assuring copyright compliance. If you have further questions about the Course Reading List Service, contact your subject librarian
1. What is the TRU Library Course Reading List Service?
Using the Course Reading List Service, faculty and instructors can add, edit, and customize course reading lists. This service functions like a digital course-pack, and is accessible, free and available to students 24 hours a day. The reading list can be easily integrated into a Moodle course but also resides on the Library Reserves listing where students can browse the course reading lists by course name and number, instructor, and broad subject area.
2. How can the TRU Library help me?
Through the Course Reading List Service, the library can support faculty and instructors by:
The Library can also support faculty and instructors with:
3. How does the Course Reading List Service Work?
To submit your reading list or reserve items to the library, use the online form. You can upload a syllabus and/or reading list in any citation style. We will assist you with resource recommendations, checking accessibility, and posting materials.
4. How do I integrate my Course Reading List into my Moodle Course?
Once your reading list has been added to the Library Reserve page, library staff will notify you. To add the Reading List automatically to your Moodle, follow these step-by-step instructions:
House of Learning:
Williams Lake Library:
A full array of library services are available for distance, regional, and online learning students. DROL students may also use “Request this Item” link that appears in item records in Discover. The DROL Library Services Guide provides detailed information.
Chose the “Request this item” link to review the options available including:
To request copies of articles from the Library collection, DROL students can use the article request form.