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The Library is transitioning — learn more about the new Team Based Service Model.

The University of Guelph Library is a resource- and service- intensive place. On a busy day more than 12,000 people walk through its doors — more than 1 million visits annually. Virtually, students traverse the Web site in excess of 3 million times each year.

And it's easy to see why.

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Student study group in the McLaughlin Library lounge (courtesy University of Guelph)

Student-centred services include extended building hours, state-of-the-art computer access through our wireless network (over 400 public desktop computer stations and over 125 laptop computers are available), individual and group study space, and a main floor lounge serving food and refreshments. The Learning Commons offers resources and services to help library users undergraduate and graduate students with learning, writing, research, technology and numeracy skills.

Award-winning programs include the Graduate Student Learning Initiative and Supported Learning Groups Program (SLG). Research-centred services include world-renowned archival collections in Canadian theatre, landscape architecture, rural history, and Scottish culture.

Our innovative partnership with the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University — the Tri-University Group of Libraries (TUG) — provides access to a total of 7 million volumes including our own collection of 2.5 million.

The emerging scholarly communications programme includes open access scholarly journal publication services and support, the institutional repository, author rights and copyright consultation services, and digital collections development.

McLaughlin Library is located on the main University of Guelph campus. The Library is also affiliated with the University of Guelph-Humber Library and three regional campus libraries: Campus d'Alfred, Kemptville Campus, and Ridgetown Campus.

In keeping with our mandate to support and participate in the wider academic community, the Library is a member of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL), the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), and the USA-based Association of Research Libraries (ARL).

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