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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.

Remote Resources and Guidance for Library Users

Using the Library from Off-Campus

The library subscribes to many resources that are available electronically, you must log in to see them from off campus.

Two options for Carleton Students, Faculty, and Staff:

  1. If you are off campus, links to library resources from the library's website will prompt you to log in. To get started right now, this link will prompt you to log in and then take you to the library's main page.
  2. Install Carleton's VPN. Once installed, if you log into the VPN (virtual private network) all library resources should work as if you were on campus.

Requesting Articles and Book Chapters

Carleton students, faculty, and staff off campus may request journal articles and book chapters through their Interlibrary Loan account and we will attempt to deliver them electronically. Those permitted to come to campus may request physical items through their Interlibrary Loan account. Please note: Requests for items Carleton does not own might be delayed due to some library closures throughout the country.

Online Resources - Searching and Databases


Please contact us if you need assistance accessing library resources and services.

Due Dates for Checked Out Materials

Frequently Asked Questions

Please find an FAQ on this page:

Reference and Instruction Librarians

Your liaison librarians are available for remote instruction or one-on-one or group research consultations via Google Hangouts Meet, Zoom, phone, email, or chat. Faculty, please email your liaison librarian or set up an appointment to discuss your options for library instruction and support. Students, please email your liaison librarian or set up an appointment or for research assistance.

The Gould Library provides access to many materials, and in some cases the materials you normally use may not be practical or available for online teaching. Your Liaison Librarian can work with you to investigate whether alternative content is accessible that would help you achieve your learning goals. Your liaison can also help you create stable links to online materials that will work for you and your students, whether on campus or off.

Accessing Special Collections and Archives

Carleton Special Collections and Archives staff are available to assist with the use of our collections. Visits to Special Collections and Archives are by appointment only. Please contact for more information regarding access to archival resources, and for more information regarding access to Carleton's special collections. 

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