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Musaddiq Ahmed
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Musaddiq Ahmed

Musaddiq Ahmed, Library Student Success Mentor

Hey there! I'm Musaddiq Ahmed, a senior Economics major, and I've been soaking up the fantastic experience of being a student success mentor in the library for two years now. Beyond the valuable professional and personal growth, this role has been a hands-on journey into the wealth of resources our library offers. From using the extensive course reserves with textbooks to navigating how to do citations easily for my papers with the help of YUL’s research assistance – it's been a game-changer for my academics.

Ever wondered where the quietest and conversation-friendly place can coexist? Welcome to the library – a vibrant mix of age-old archives and cutting-edge tech. It's like a small world of its own, and I'm thrilled to be a part of it. From the Scott Library to Bronfman Business Library to the Steacie Library, to the Markham Campus Library, and Glendon’s Frost Library, there's always something for everyone here, whether you're into the classic or the contemporary. Explore the diverse services and spaces we have just for you below, and don't forget to follow us on social media to stay in the loop. Let's make your library experience as awesome as mine!

#StartStrong at the Libraries

Don’t know where to start with your assignments?

Connect with us in person at our libraries, on chat with our "live" operators, or over Zoom.
Use our research guides to find the best resources for your subject area.
Sharpen your research skills with our workshops, how-to videos, and self-paced modules such as SPARK.

Check the libraries’ Course Reserve collections.

Find many of your textbooks and course readings on Reserve.
Borrow for a short period or access online through Omni.
Take out other useful Reserve items like calculators, chargers, anatomical models, and more.
Ask at the library service desk for physical items on Course Reserve.

Discover more than just books with Omni.

  • Stream thousands of movies and TV shows.
  • Listen to music, oral histories and interviews.
  • Find articles and eBooks.
  • View digital maps, historical documents, photographs, and archival materials.
  • Request items from other libraries across Ontario and around the world.

Incorporate audio, video and VR into your projects.

Explore podcasting, gaming, filmmaking, 3D printing, and more in our media creation labs, makerspace, and gaming lab.
Borrow equipment such as cameras, lights, microphones, soundboards, and VR headsets.
Book AV editing workstations, studio spaces, VR rooms, and recording booths.
See the Scott and Markham Campus Library webpages for spaces and equipment available at each location.

Discover our six libraries and their study spaces.

Scott Library, Bronfman Business Library, and Steacie Science and Engineering Library are all located on the Keele Campus.
Located at other YorkU campuses are the Frost Library (Glendon), the Markham Library and Casita Azul Library (Eco-Campus, Costa Rica).
Study spaces in our libraries include bookable group study rooms, quiet study areas, online class-friendly spaces, computer labs, collaborative spaces, and more.