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KPU Library: News & Events

Current news and events for KPU Library

August 4, 2020

The challenge of purchasing e-textbooks for the library's collection 

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

July 10, 2020

KPU Reads is here! 

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!

July 8, 2020

New Service Announcement: Link.Scan.Open  

Introducing Link.Scan.Open!

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:

  • A direct LINK to an online article or book from the library's collection
    • a link or an embed code for streaming a video from the library's collection
  • SCAN  of an article or a chapter from a book from the library's collection
  • Help finding OPEN resources in your teaching area for your course site. 

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 copyright@kpu.ca.

Do you have questions about this new service? Ask us!

June 30, 2020

Registration begins July 13, 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 fill out the Library Borrowing and Fine Questions form.

Summer Service Update: 

To protect the health of KPU students and employees:

  • All campus libraries remain open with reduced hours
  • The only in-person service we are offering is library item pick up by appointment.
  • Most library material currently out on loan have extended due dates to August 31, 2020. If you have borrowed library material, check your email for any changes/instructions.

Please check our Covid-19 Response guide for the most detailed and up-to-date information about Library services and collections currently available.

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.

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