A Message from Sybil Harrison, Director of Learning Services
What a thrill I used to get walking through Camosun Library’s doors and seeing how busy we were. Along with everyone who works here, I miss our busy spaces teeming with Camosun students. We miss seeing you, serving you in person and hearing about your challenges and achievements.
When I began my library career, a wise mentor told me that a successful library is an open library. Over the years, I've focused on creating library spaces that would surprise, delight and inspire users. Spaces that are open when needed and safe and welcoming for all. Libraries are where people connect to information, stories and community.
The day we closed in response to COVID-19 was perhaps the hardest day of my career. I never imagined we would ever close.
We're so much more than our space, however. While we cannot be there in person, we want to assure you we're working remotely to support you with the library services you depend on.
The virtual Camosun library is fully open, ready to provide – remotely – the same high-quality service you enjoyed in person. Our digital collection is vast. You have access to thousands of e-books, online journals and streaming videos.
Get help though AskAway chat, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Explore our resources with the guidance of our many online subject and how-to guides. They can answer your questions about citations and show you strategies for being a successful online learner.
These times demand adaptation. Innovation. So we've launched new services to fill some of the gaps. We're now providing a books-by-mail service and laptop loans to students in need. Over the summer we'll continue expanding our offerings of digital content virtual services for students.
Now more than ever, I encourage you to seek out help. Ask us. If we don't know the answer, we'll connect you to the right place. We'll always guide you to accurate and relevant information resources. It's about caring. We want you to know we're here for you.
Please let me know if you have suggestions on how we might improve our virtual library.
Call or Text: 250-415-1900