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.
The House of Learning study spaces on floors 1, 2 and 4 are open from 7:30am - midnight, Monday to Sunday, from January 3rd to April 24th. Branch locations as outlined in library hours
In-person library services, including research help, access to the book collections, access to reserve materials, laptop and equipment pick-up and drop-off will be available during these hours at our three locations. Our online resources are available 24/7.
As outlined in TRU and provincial health guidelines wearing masks is a personal choice in all library spaces.
Located on the ground floor of The Brown Family House of Learning (TRU Kamloops Campus Library), the TRU Library Makerspace is a welcoming place where students, staff, and faculty can explore creative technologies in a safe and supportive environment. Check the Makerspace website for more information (including opening hours) and stop by for a visit!
In-Person services: research help, access to the book collections, and access to Reserve materials , laptop and A/V equipment pick-up and drop-off : hours
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
Obtaining 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 try to 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 HL.
The library offers both a Reserve reading collection and a Course Readings Library Service
TRU Library has launched a Course Reading List Service. This service gives instructors and students one single online access point for course reading materials while assuring copyright compliance.
To submit your reading list or reserve items to the library, please 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.
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:
Distance, Regional and Open Learning Services (DROL):
A full array of library services are available for distance, regional, and online learning (DROL) 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: