Contact us

Email us with your questions: 

General Inquiries & Reference Services: 604.844.3840

Use our workshop/tour request form:

Contact a Librarian:

Carly Diab
Systems + Technical Services Librarian

Ken Laing
Acquisitions + Instruction Librarian
Danuta Zwierciadlowski
Electronic Resources + Archives Librarian

Hillary Webb (on leave until December 2017)
Systems + Technical Services Librarian

TOURS - The librarians offer regular tours to new faculty and students throughout the year. This is a perfect opportunity to introduce you and your students to some of the new technology available in the library including the interactive table, 3-D film screening area, and book scanner.

IN-CLASS RESEARCH INSTRUCTION – Librarians can design and teach classroom-based research instruction across the curriculum. Each in-class session usually last 1 - 1 1/2 hours and are tailored specifically to a classroom assignment or broader research theme. This type of instruction will walk students through the process of brainstorming, concept mapping, using open access resources and library databases, searching the library catalogue, Creative Commons and basic copyright information, citation and bibliography. Librarians will encourage student participation throughout with questions, short exercises, group discussions, and requests for search examples throughout the presentations.

ARTISTS’ BOOKS ORIENTATIONS– Arrange a class visit with a librarian to look at our Artists’ Books Collection. Integrate this amazing teaching collection into your curriculum whether it be communication design, screen printing, curatorial practice, social practice, painting, photography, creative writing or design. It is the perfect opportunity to practice teaching with objects and to initiate an engaging interdisciplinary discussion out of the classroom into the library.

INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH SESSIONS- Schedule a one-on-one research session with a Librarian and review the resources available to you that will actively support your creative practice and research needs.

COLLABORATIVE LEARNING ACTIVITIES- The librarians are interested in pursuing cross-disciplinary collaboration with faculty in areas of research concerning the book, experimental archives, social practice, digital resource management, artists’ publications, media archiving, bibliography and digital images. We are also engaged in compiling class reading lists, facilitating exhibitions in the library, working with co-op students, participating in class-critiques and mentoring students who have an interest in libraries.

Chat with a librarian online: AskAway is a BC post-secondary online chat reference service. You can get help from librarians with finding resources on your research topic by using the chat box on the right hand side of every page on the library website.

Visit us in person:
South Building 
Emily Carr University Library
1400 Johnston St., Granville Island
Vancouver, BC

Accessibility Information:
- Ground level entrance, two levels
- Elevator at west end of the library (see staff at circulation desk for access)

Mailing Address:
1399 Johnston St.      
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9