The following FAQs introduce the services and resources faculty can refer students to for research, writing and technology support.
We have a significant collection of about 400,000 e-books, 88,000 periodicals, 200,000 streaming videos, and millions of images that are rights-cleared for use for educational purposes. We also have approximately 20,000 books as well as browsable magazines.
Any of our library resources can be integrated into coursework. We encourage you to use our online eReserves service, Course Readings. By requesting your resources be added to Course Readings, we can provide a stable location for your students to access your required or supplemental resources if they're found within the library's collection.
Login to all resources is done using Conestoga’s Single Sign On process. Just like accessing Office 365, eConestoga, etc., you use your Conestoga email address and Condor ID password, and if you’ve already logged in to another application during your current browser session, you should not be asked to log in at all.
Most frequently, students and faculty begin their search using Page 1+, the library’s resource discovery platform. This resource can be searched without logging in; a login is only required when you click in to view a resource you find in your search results.
Note that the Sign In option at the top right of the Page 1+ interface is for accessing details about your current loans, favourited resources and personal search history. You can access the resources in your search results without signing in in this area.
Unlike Page 1+, which allows you to view search results without logging in, when you want to dig deeper and search an individual database to discover more content, you are prompted to log in as soon as you click on the database.
All magazines, journals, and newspapers, as well as streamed video content, can be accessed by an unlimited number of simultaneous users. But when it comes to eBooks, the situation is a bit more complicated. 90% of our eBooks have licences for unlimited simultaneous access, but in some cases, publishers restrict access to their ebooks, so in those instances, only a single person at a time can access a particular book..
Look under View Online on the eBook Details page in Page 1+ to learn how many simultaneous users are allowed for that book.
The role of our Program Liaison teams is to connect you with Library Services. So, for example, they can help you locate resources or research to support your course delivery. They can also do workshops for your class on research skills for assignments, and they provide a number of other supports as well.