To protect the health of KPU students and employees:
Please check our COVID-19 Response Guide for the most detailed and up-to-date information about library services during the pandemic.
If you need assistance or have a question, you can still chat, email, text or phone us to get in touch.
We hope everyone stays safe and healthy during this time.
Registration begins November 16, 2020. Unpaid fines and/or overdue material can interfere with registering and withdrawing from courses. It may result in the withholding of transcripts, diplomas, certificates or citations and loss of library privileges.
Please check My Library Account often to ensure a trouble free registration. If you have any questions please contact the library via the form on Borrowing and Fine Questions, which is available from kpu.ca/library under Our Services.
We’re well into Fall semester, and the library would like to highlight some of the new resources we’ve added to our online collections.
Many of these databases provides our students access to class materials, and we’re proud to help reduce textbook costs to our students. These resources help provide options for our instructors so they can offer students access to textbooks at zero cost. All of these databases are available to current KPU students, instructors and employees.
The continued access to our online resources relies on usage and your feedback. Please let us know what you think! We’d be happy to hear about your experience with these resources and your online resource needs. Please use the form at https://kpu.libwizard.com/f/collectionsfeedback.
Between now and October 27, we are gathering feedback from the KPU community on our upcoming Strategic Plan. We welcome your thoughts and insights, so please visit KPU Library Strategic Plan Feedback to view the document and provide feedback using the form. We look forward to hearing from you!
Now available from the library: A new open resource on academic integrity and a new badge
Academic Integrity is an open resource with readings and interactive components that can be accessed online. The content is designed to help students understand the importance of adhering to academic integrity principles and raise their awareness around plagiarism, citation, quoting and paraphrasing, and KPU assistance in these areas. Instructors can assign this resource to students and integrate it into their own teaching. KPU instructors may also choose to ask students to earn an academic integrity recognition badge.
To encourage understanding and to ensure your students don’t skip reading the resource before doing the quizzes and earning the badge, we recommend integrating Academic Integrity into your own assignments and interactions with your students. It is a flexible resource (you can link to any part you want) and a great opportunity for content for discussion and reflection work!
To get a badge, KPU students are asked to read the first four parts of Academic Integrity and then answer the corresponding quizzes in the Academic Integrity Moodle course and submit an Academic Integrity Declaration. Once earned, the badge will appear on their Moodle profile.
There are also three optional, ungraded modules in Academic Integrity that introduce the main citations styles used at KPU: APA, MLA and Chicago. You can assign the modules individually, depending on what style you use in your course, as a course reading or task. These modules are not connected to the badge.
Visit our Academic Integrity Moodle Course page to access this new open resource and for the link for KPU students to enroll to earn their badge.
Questions? Contact Ulrike Kestler, LANC, EDST & Academic Integrity Liaison Librarian, KPU Library.
While our usual equipment lending services are suspended during COVID, we do have laptops available for KPU students to borrow for the fall semester. The waitlist is now open, and you can apply through the Laptop Request Form that is located on our main page.
Please note, you have to be a KPU student and registered for fall courses. Once a laptop is available for you, we will email you to arrange an appointment for pick-up. You must have a KPU Card to pick-up the laptop. Pick up appointments will commence August 24. For more information regarding Student Laptops, please visit Borrowing Equipment on our COVID-19 Response Guide.
As the library is busy preparing for the fall semester, we want to let our instructors and users know about the barriers academic libraries face while attempting to provide alternative access to our collections. It becomes especially apparent while trying to find solutions for course reserves, a service unavailable during COVID. Read more about our E-Textbook Purchasing Challenges.
This year, KPU Reads is going online. The goal is to compile an epic summer reading list and have conversations about what you're currently reading! Check out our event page, KPU Reads, and tweet your reads using #KPUReads and #KPUKeepsConnected. Let's recommend and talk about books!
We've brought together a number of library services, new and old, to facilitate our faculty and instructors' online teaching. The goal is to provide digitized access to the library's collection for KPU instructors and their students.
Using the form on Link.Scan.Open, instructors can request:
In other words, LSO is a contactless service for KPU instructors to request accessible library material for their online classes.
Used to placing items on Course Reserve for your students? LSO replaces the Course Reserve process, which is currently unavailable due to COVID-19.
In all cases, copyright compliance is checked before any action is taken. What can be scanned? Things such as a chapter from a book (or up to 10% of a book), one article from a journal issue, or a newspaper article or page are all considered copyright compliant. Read more about Fair Dealing and copyright or send copyright questions to email@example.com.
Do you have questions about this new service? Ask us!