Our building is open to current U of G students, faculty, and staff at a reduced capacity. Learn about using the library for Winter 2022.

Resources to Support your Success this Semester

As the new semester begins, it’s a great time to familiarize yourself with resources that will support your success. At the University of Guelph Library, we’re here to support you every step of the way with resources tailored to your unique needs, whether you’re an undergraduate student, graduate student, or faculty member. 

Library Guidelines for Winter 2022

The library is open for you this semester! A few new guidelines are now in place:

  • In addition to no food, drinks are no longer permitted 
  • Physical distancing of two metres is in effect on all floors, including those previously designated for group study

For a full list of guidelines visit our Library Services During COVID-19 page. View our Library Service Hours page for the most up-to-date library hours.

Monthly Library Newsletter Coming Soon!

Want to stay up to date on everything happening at the library? 

Subscribe now to our new monthly e-newsletter to learn about: 

  • Upcoming workshops 
  • Available resources 
  • Opportunities & events 
  • Library news

Sign up for our newsletter.

Appointments and Consultations

Our appointments and consultations connect you with a staff member or peer consultant who will assist you with a variety of topics. When you book an appointment, you’ll receive individual, personalized support for your needs. All our appointments are free and confidential.

At an appointment, we can:

  • Provide feedback on your writing in all stages of the writing process
  • Support you in developing strategies for organizing your ideas and structuring your thesis, papers, and chapters
  • Assist you in controlling procrastination and perfectionism to complete your assignments on time
  • Support you in working with data, such as finding the datasets you need for your assignments, research projects, thesis, or dissertation

Learn more about appointments types and book with us.


All our workshops will support you in developing your academic and professional skills. 

Some upcoming workshops you may be interested in are:

Explore all upcoming workshops.

Learning Focused Programs

Supported Learning Groups (SLGs)

SLGs are peer-led study groups held on a weekly basis.

Attending SLGs will give you the opportunity to:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of course content
  • Meet other students in your class
  • Test your knowledge before tests and exams

Learn more about SLGs and how to sign up.

Academic Action Program

A semester-long program designed to enhance your academic potential.

Apply for the program to:

  • Meet with an academic coach three to six times per semester
  • Build a program designed to fit your academic needs
  • Balance academics and the rest of your life

Learn more about the Academic Action Program. Think the program may be for you? Apply to the Academic Action Program now - applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are closed once capacity is reached.

Online Library Guides

Library guides are custom online guides that bring together relevant resources for a specific topic. Some library guides that may be useful as you start your semester are:

  • Writing in the Sciences: Practical guidance on how to use clarity and precision in scientific writing through online, self-directed modules
  • Online Learning Guide: Information about learning and studying online, and resources related to motivation, presentations, writing tests, and taking exams
  • Writing A-Z: Helpful tips and resources so you can effectively manage your time.
  • Study Effectively Guide: Information about how to build effective study habits, edit your notes, and more

Explore all library guides.


Ask us. We’re here to help!