Resources to Support your Success this Semester

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Last updated: July 14, 2023 10:39 EDT
Succeed this semester

Welcome to the start of a new school year! 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.  

New Library Entrance Now Open! 

When you come to campus this fall, check out our new library entrance! 

To visit us, you can enter the library from the entrance facing Johnston Green. Please note that the former entrance off Winegard Walk will no longer be accessible. 

Learn more about the new library entrance.    

Library Guidelines for Fall 2022 

The library is open for you this semester! A few updates to the COVID-19 guidelines are now in place: 

  • Food and drinks are now allowed in the library 
  • Tight-fitting, multi-layered masks are strongly encouraged when in high-density spaces
    • A mask-required section has been implemented on the north end of the 5th floor of the library for students who wish to practice masking while studying

Learn more through the U of G’s COVID-19 Update: Planning for September and COVID-19 Information website. 

Subscribe to From the Stacks: U of G Library News 

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

Sign up for our e-newsletter From the Stacks so you never miss out on:  

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

Subscribe to: From the Stacks: U of G Library news


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
  • Give you feedback on your presentation skills
  • Create a plan to improve your study habits with evidence-based study strategies
  • Support you in working with data, such as finding the datasets you need for your assignments, research projects, thesis, or dissertation
  • Create an engaging media project

Learn more about appointment types and book with us


Develop your academic and professional skills by attending a library workshop! 

Check out these upcoming workshops: 

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 

The Academic Action Program is 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:

  • Online Learning Guide: Information about learning and studying online, and resources related to motivation, presentations, writing tests, and taking exams
  • Writing A-Z: A collection of writing resources for every stage of the writing process 
  • Study Effectively Guide: How to build effective study habits, edit your notes, and more
  • Cite Your Sources Guide: How to correctly cite your sources in a variety of citation styles

Explore all library guides


Ask us. We’re here to help! 

The library is committed to ensuring that members of our user community with disabilities have equal access to our services and resources and that their dignity and independence is always respected. If you encounter a barrier and/or need an alternate format, please fill out our Library Print and Multimedia Alternate-Format Request Form. Contact us if you’d like to provide feedback: