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Resources for your research in horticutlure

Science Literacy Week

Science Literacy Week takes place Sept. 18-24

Science literacy weekScience Literacy Week takes place across Canada and is a celebration of all things science.  Supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), universities, libraries, museums, and other institutions will offer numerous ways throughout the week to promote the diverse range and excellence of Canadian science and science in general. 

The library is celebrating by hosting a Wikipedia edit-a-thon on September 18 at the Surrey campus library. We’ll be amongst partners UBC, SFU and BCIT—they are also hosting their own Wikipedia edit-a-thons!

A Wikipedia edit-a-thon is an event that brings together content editors and creators to edit, contribute, and create new content in Wikipedia. 

Participants will learn how to edit and add content on Wikipedia, and may learn new skills in resource evaluation, collaboration, copyright, digital literacy, and--of course--research and writing!  This event is for anyone—no Wikipedia editing experience is needed

Want to know more? Visit for more details. 

Librarian connections

Connect easily with Librarians from your own device

Librarians are just a click away

It is always great to use AskAway--KPU AskAway user, April 2017 

AskAway is a service that connects you and your students to real-time, chat-based reference and research assistance. As a collaborative partnership between 30 post-secondary institutions in BC and Yukon, this service is available for 67 hours per week.

Look for the grey chat box titled “AskAway: Librarian Chat” while you’re searching for material, or visit Ask a Librarian and enter the chat under “Chat with us!” 

We are proud that KPU students are amongst the heaviest users of AskAway and we encourage you to continue letting your students know about the service.  They can ask for help on finding material, citations, research, and more!

There’s a new way to connect with KPU Librarians

New in 2017, you can text us questions!  Text us at 604.670.7415 and we’ll respond as soon as we are able.  This service is in addition to our “Email us!” form located on Ask a Librarian.  You can also reach us by phone or in-person at our Research Help Desks.

Service improvements for you

Service improvements

New and improved renewals 

If you want to extend the loan period of a library item you’ve borrowed, our system now renews your item for another loan period calculated from your original due date! With our previous system, the item’s new due date was calculated from the date of the renewal request.   This means that if your renewal request is approved, you’ll get another full loan period, rather than part of one.

As with our previous system, you may still receive a recall notice for high demand items.   In addition, you will not be able to request to renew your item until 1 week from your due date.

Simplified process to request a DVD

If you want to request one of the DVDs from the KPU library collection through our catalogue, we’ve streamlined the process.  Just click on ‘Place hold’ by the item record in your search results, enter your banner (or student) number, password, and campus location to pick up.  It’s the same request process on a book!

If you’d like to request a film for a specific date/time/location, you can still use our classroom use request form

Semester planning

Helpful library links for the start of a new term 

Needing library resources for your class this term? These links should help you fast track those requests. 

Reserve DVDs & Equipment 

Our website will guide you through the request process and includes contact information if you need assistance.

Not sure if the Library has what you need?

Find a list, with photos and descriptions, of all the items available through our Equipment Services. A catalogue search limited to DVD and video only will include DVDs and our growing collection of streaming video.

The Library doesn't have what you need?

Please let us know through our Suggestion for Purchase form. We want to provide the best resources and services for students and faculty to teach and learn.

Course Reserves

Our website will guide you through the process and includes information if you need assistance.

Aren't those just for books?

DVDs, articles, and book chapters can all be put on course reserve.We can also place any items that are copyright cleared on e-reserve, like sample exams.