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Welcome New Students: Fall 2023 Newsletter

Fall 2023 Newsletter

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Fall 2023 Newsletter

What's new at KPU Library this Fall?


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KPU Library is officially on Instagram! You can visit our page here. Follow us to stay up to date with service announcements, upcoming events, library service highlights, and more. Stay tuned as we plan on posting quick guides to library services, citation questions, and highlight some frequently asked questions. 

Changes to Laptop Loan system

Starting September 2023, laptops will be loaned on a daily, first-come, first-served basis at each KPU Library location. Laptops will no longer be loaned on a semesterly basis. Daily loans ensure laptops are available to students in the moments when they are needed most. To read more about our laptop loan system, click here

KPU Library computer labs continue to provide access to hundreds of workstations in addition to workstations found in other student spaces, such as classroom labs.

For those looking to purchase a PC, KPU students are eligible for exclusive discounts through the Dell Member Purchase Program. To access your discount:

1. Visit for your coupon and sign-up using your KPU student email address.

2. Check your email for your unique coupon and a link to redeem it online.

Wanting to get your KPU card? The process starts online

Your KPU card is your library card and identifies you as a KPU student. You will need your KPU card to check out library materials, use the intercampus shuttle, tap for printing, and might need it to sit certain exams. To learn more about how to get your KPU card, click here.  

A library shelf filled with board games.Board and Card Game collection at Richmond Library

Board and Card Game collection at Richmond Library Richmond Library now has a board and card game collection available. The aim of this collection is to provide students and other library users with the opportunity to check out games to use throughout the semester for stress relief and socialization. The games can be searched for in the library catalogue and include popular favourites like Catan, Battleship, chess, and more.

Book a study room!

Did you know KPU Library has study rooms to book at each of our campus Libraries? These study rooms are great for getting group work done, studying, and practicing presentations. Study rooms can now be booked on our new mobile friendly interface. 

We also have Tech Enabled Study Rooms available. Each room comes equipped with an LCD screen with the following connection options:

  • KPU Computer

  • Personal laptop via HDMI cable

  • Wirelessly from your device

We offer two different options for projecting sound:

  • Directly from the screen. The volume control is on the wall panel.

  • 4 headphone jacks with individual volume control.

    • Headphones can be borrowed from the Library Service/Equipment Counter.

There are also 2 USB charging port available.

To learn more and to book a study room, click here


A large mural covers a wall at the library. On the mural is a portrait of Kat Norris and other images, including a drum, a feather, and a red hand. New Mural at KPU Surrey

KPU Library Surrey is home to a new mural that stands around 25 feet tall and 10 feet. This mural was designed and created by KPU Arts Indigenous Artist-in-Residence Brandon Gabriel, Chicago-born aerosol artist Desi Mundo, and Chilean studio artist Pancho Pescador. The colourful mural celebrates activist Kat Norris and features landscapes and symbols such as a drum, a feather, and the peaks of the Ch'ich'iyúy Elxwíkn, also known as the two sisters in the Squamish language Sḵwx̱wú7mesh sníchim), or the Lions. Themes of the mural include activism, environmentalism, and social justice for Indigenous peoples.

Drop by Surrey Library to check it out!

We welcome your research & citation questions

Get help from librarians when you need it! 

AskAway is an online chat service that connects you directly to a librarian. You'll see the AskAway box appear on our library webpages, so you'll be able to access it while you are researching or while writing/citing assignments online.

Alternatively, you can check out our Ask Us  page and can choose to chat, email or text us


New Academic Integrity Moodle Course

We have updated our Academic Integrity Moodle Course! To earn the Academic Integrity badge, you will nowBadge for Academic Integrity Course. A dark grey circle with KPU and Introduction to Academic Integrity written on it. complete a tutorial created collaboratively between the Academic Integrity Unit and the Library. Once completed, the badge will be displayed on your profile. Please visit Academic Integrity & Plagiarism to learn more.  

Library Highlights

Quick Library Tips

Summon Search

Search all of KPU Library's collection, both online and offline. We have books and ebooks, articles, journals, films and more in our extensive collection.

Tutorials + Open Resources

We have a variety of resources that help you on your learning journey. They include:

- Indigenous Information Literacy

- Doing Research

These tutorials are designed as learning resources for you to use whenever you need them. Your instructor might also assign parts or the whole tutorial as class readings. They contain information, practice exercises and some you can even earn an Academic Integrity Recognition badge for your Moodle profile.

Subject Guides and Citation Guides

Best-bet guides for finding information in your field. Our Subject Guides are written by your Liaison Librarian, and features things like database and website recommendations, citation tips, and more. Our Citation Guides have info and guidance on how to cite, such as APA, MLA and Chicago styles.

Instructional videos

Some videos will help you learn the basics of searching and using the library. Others are more advanced and are specific to your area of study or field. All are created with your academic experience in mind! Created by our librarians.

Liaison Librarians

Each subject has a librarian who is an expert in the resources in your area of study. This means we have a Business Librarian and a Horticulture Librarian, and more! You can contact your liaison librarian if you ever need one-one-one help for a question specific to your field.