Space Optimization: Relocating Part of the Library’s Print Collection

July 25, 2022

Since fall 2020, the Library has been working on an important project that involves the digitization, weeding, and relocation of its physical collection. This major project aims to increase the number of seated places for both individual and collaborative work. Eventually, it will also allow for the addition of new study rooms.

As part of this project, a portion of the Library’s physical collection is to be moved to an off-campus preservation facility. The relocation will take place in the week of July 25-29, 2022. During this period, the targeted documents will be unavailable. Once the move is completed, you will be able to place a hold on these documents through the Sofia Discovery tool.

Please note that the printed books to be moved off-campus were selected on grounds of their low usage. Thus, the Cultural Collection, the Reference and Dictionaries Collection, documents at the Course Reserve, Techno-Prêt equipment, printed journals, dissertations and theses as well as highly borrowed printed books will remain at Pavillons Lassonde’s Louise-Lalonde-Lamarre Library; only printed books that are older unfrequently borrowed will be moved off-campus.

Should you require assistance with locating resources or with anything else that concerns the Library’s collection, the staff at the Service Desk and at the Reference Desk is always available to provide help. You may also reach us via chat by using our website’s Ask a question option website or by emailing us at

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