The library operates a reserve collection of books in heavy demand for course-related readings. Faculty members may place materials on reserve for 2 hour, 1, 3 or 7 day loan periods. If the Huron Library does not have the book you wish for reserve, please note this in the Course Reserve Request Form. Purchase decisions are made in conjunction with the Collection Policy of Huron University College Library.
Please submit your requests in our online form by the following deadlines:
Fall Term - September 1
Winter Term - December 12
Materials submitted after these deadlines will be processed as quickly as possible, but we cannot guarantee availability in one or two days.
For an informal tour of the library's facilities, contact Dawn Easton-Merritt by email or at extension 235. Dawn will also be pleased to provide instruction for individual faculty members on research tools, electronic databases, or using the Internet for academic research.
We offer in-class sessions designed to build student information literacy, aligned with course goals on research skills and critical use of scholarly sources.
Instruction can be general or tailored to a particular discipline or course assignment.
Sessions may last 15 to 50 minutes and may include:
Faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of this service to promote information literacy among their students.
To schedule a session contact the Research and Instruction Librarian Dawn Easton-Merritt by email or at ext. 235. Allow at least 2 weeks for the librarian to schedule and prepare the workshop. Also, provide a copy of the research assignment, and the date, time, location, and number of students in the class.
Other library instruction options include:
The objective of the library is to support the educational program of the College by making available a core collection of course related materials. All materials should be selected to strengthen the resources available to students for their course work and course-related research.
Collection Policy for Huron University College Library.
Western's agreement with Access Copyright expired Dec. 31, 2013. In January 2014 Western and Affiliates began following a 'fair dealing' arrangement on copyright materials. Western's new Copyright @ Western website provides background and guidance.
Western University copyright decision map.
For assistance with copyright concerns please contact Jennifer Robinson or Dawn Easton-Merritt.
On January 16, 2014 Sam Trosow, a Faculty of Law / FIMS professor from Western gave a presentation to the Huron community and addressed questions about the current copyright environment. A copy of the PowerPoint presentation is available below.