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Gould Library staff continue our commitment to support the teaching and research needs of the Carleton community. Information on remote access to library resources and services will be updated regularly on the Remote Resources and Guidance for Library Users page and this FAQ. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need additional assistance.

Library Tour

Virtually explore the non-virtual parts of the library!

Entering on 4th floor

The library is built on a hill, so unlike most buildings, you enter on the 4th floor, and then there are three floors below you.

Toff the Cat

The statue that greets you by the door is the beloved cat Toff who roamed the campus for many years and passed away recently. The libe made a statue to honor the cat. It is a tradition of many students to rub the cat's head as they enter the library.

Oscar the Penguin

The penguin outside the Rookery is known as Oscar. He was given to the library in honor of former president and library namesake Laurence McKinley Gould. Apart from being a president of the college, Gould was an arctic explorer.


The restrooms on this floor are gender neutral and handicap-accessible and are located across from the east stairwell, near Interlibrary Loan. As you enter the building, turn right, then left and they'll be on your left.

Map of 4th