Since Carleton University’s MacOdrum Library closed its doors in March in response to COVID-19, library staff have continued to work remotely to support the Carleton community using extensive digital tools. Our main priority right now is to continue to enhance our digital collections and virtual services. Your gift will help us to support the needs of students and the Carleton community as best as possible at this time.

The Collections Fund for the MacOdrum Library will help acquire up-to-date and relevant resources and ensure students have access to a variety of materials throughout their studies at Carleton. Enhanced library collections are central to supporting quality research and learning at Carleton and in the community. Collections in various formats, including electronic, serve both campus and off-campus users and help the MacOdrum Library keep pace with the rapid generation of knowledge.

The current wish list for the MacOdrum Library includes:

  • OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHIES: Priced at $10,000 each, the Oxford Bibliographies act as a combination of annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia. It’s an authoritative resource that directs researchers to scholarships across a variety of subjects, including Geography, Social Work and Philosophy.

  • MULTI-DISCIPLINARY JOURNAL ARCHIVES: Running from $5,000 to $15,000 each, they offer perpetual access to information for current students and future researchers. The sciences, engineering, business, public affairs, the humanities, social sciences – they’re all covered.

  • ROUTLEDGE HANDBOOKS ONLINE: Ranging in price between $600 and $6000, Routledge Handbooks Online provide overviews on research topics, theory, and methods in humanities, social sciences, engineering, and science disciplines.