Beryl Ivey Library

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We are working as quickly as possible to fix links that are broken as a result of the move to Omni, your new academic search tool. If the resource you need does not work in Omni, use E-Journals or Databases to navigate the resource. Please contact if you have difficulty locating an item

New to Omni? Visit the Omni Search Help Guide

Reading Week Library Hours
Please note that the library hours will be altered during Reading Week to the following times:
Monday, February 17, 2020: Closed for the Family Day holiday
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 – Friday, February 21, 2020: 8:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday, February 22, 2020 – Sunday, February 23, 2020: 10:00am – 8:00pm

Regular hours will resume Monday, February 24, 2020.

Meet Omni: Your New Academic Search Tool
Omni is here!
Your access to library collections just increased by millions of items thanks to Omni, the new academic search tool that brings together the collections of 14 partner institutions.

The Beryl Ivey Library, together with our affiliated library partners at Western University, Huron University College, and Kings University College, is excited to introduce Omni, a search tool that will give you fast and easy access to a vast collection of diverse print and digital, high-quality, academic research resources. With Omni, you’ll be able to broaden the scope of your research projects and reach your research goals with ease and confidence. To find out more, please visit our Omni page.

Submit Course Readings for Winter 2020 term
We are currently accepting Course Reading materials for Winter 2020. Send us your syllabus for start to finish service or request individual items. To get started, visit or email Jordan Bulbrook at for any questions.

Research Help with a Librarian
Need some assistance with your research? Visit a librarian during our Research Office Hours. Book ahead or drop in for in-depth help. We cover every aspect of the research process from finding relevant sources to answering citation questions.

Research Office Hours conflict with your class schedule? We also offer one-on-one appointments that can be set up through our Book-A-Librarian Form. Alternatively, you can email us at

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