Welcome to the Brock Library

Academic libraries are often described as being the “heart” or “crossroads” of a university, and Brock’s Library is no exception.  These metaphors capture the Library’s central role in the life of the academic community.  The Library is a place where students and scholars come together to learn, share and develop ideas across the boundaries of academic departments and disciplines.

Whether you are a student, faculty, staff or community member, the Library is a catalyst for exploration, discovery and knowledge creation.  Here are some of the many ways that we can support you in your endeavours:

  • We provide access to a wealth of scholarly content in digital and print format: books, journals, special collections, maps, GIS, data, media, and many other types of information
  • We instruct students on sophisticated research strategies and partner with faculty on curriculum design
  • We provide rich and diverse learning spaces designed to accommodate a variety of needs
  • We advance research by partnering with faculty and graduate students in the use of information resources, innovative technologies and new methods of digital scholarship
  • We play an active role in disseminating Brock research through our institutional repository and open access publication platforms
  • We serve as stewards by collecting and preserving records and cultural assets for the community

We are proud to play a leadership role in the teaching, learning and research missions of Brock University.

Mark Robertson, University Librarian

Mark Robertson was appointed University Librarian at Brock University in August 2016.  Prior to his appointment, Mark was Associate University Librarian, Information Services at York University where his role included participation in strategic planning, policy development, oversight of programs and services in four libraries, liaison with the campus community, as well as chairing the university’s Learning Commons.

Mark is a graduate of the prestigious ARL Leadership Fellows Program (2013-2015), and the Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians (2009).  In 2015 Mark was invited to serve as Visiting Program Officer for the Innovation Lab at the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Mark earned his Masters of Information Studies from the University of Toronto, an M.A. in Philosophy from McMaster University, and a B.A. from the University of Toronto.