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Education (Graduate)

Library Information (MEd & PhD)

Lakehead University Library includes, on the Thunder Bay campus, The Chancellor Paterson Library and the Education LibraryOrillia Campus libraries include the University Avenue Library and the Heritage Place Library.  Its collections are selected to support the teaching and research programs of the university, both graduate and undergraduate. 

All graduate students (Master of Education & Joint PhD)  may use the resources of all Lakehead libraries.  

Finding Books  Access to both print and e- books is available through the library at Lakehead University.   To locate a specific title use the Library Catalogue 

Borrowing and Renewals  Information about loan periods and fines is available. It is possible to request delivery of most library materials between libraries, campuses and to your location, outside of Thunder Bay.  

It is possible to renew library material through the MY LIBRARY ACCOUNT icon found on the main library page. 

Finding Journal Articles The Library’s collection of indexes and databases provides the most efficient access to scholarly journal articles.  For indexes/databases specific to education select Article Databases in Education on the Education Library website.

Search Databases and Access Fulltext from Off-Campus Access to online library resources is available 24/7.  When you click on an item that is restricted, you will be prompted for a username and password.  Enter your LU username and password to access that resource from off campus. 

Interlibrary Loan/RACER:  For items not available at Lakehead University, it is possible to request  items through our Interlibrary Loan system, RACER. 

If you do not have a RACER account  please check  the Interlibrary Loan/RACER link on the Lakehead University Library website to register.

For Joint PhD students, If you already have a RACER account from your home institution you can continue to use this account.  If you are at Lakehead University for your Doctoral Seminar courses and require an Interlibrary Loan please contact Gisella Scalese to arrange for this service. 

Arrange a Library Research Consultation with the Education Librarian in Thunder Bay:

Gisella Scalese


If you are on the Orillia Campus, contact the Orillia Campus Librarian for assistance:

Chris Tomasini

705.330.4008 ext. 2260

If you have any questions or if you are having difficulties using the Library’s resources, you may contact the Circulation Desk of the Education Library (807-343-8718) or the Chancellor Paterson Library (807-343-8225).


Ask A Librarian Research Help Service This online chat reference service provides online research support to university students from your desktop.  Click the Ask icon found on both library websites. 

If you are outside of Thunder Bay...

While you are enrolled at Lakehead University as a graduate student and you are not physically present on Thunder Bay or Orillia campuses, you

For additional information contact the Education Library at or call 807-343-8718.

Borrowing from Other Universities

You can use your current Lakehead University Identification card to borrow items directly, in person,  from other Ontario university libraries, as well as other participating university libraries in Canada. These items may be returned to the lending library OR to any other university library.

Please note that all reciprocal borrowers are required to adhere to the policies in place at the lending library, including some application of fees.

Participating University Libraries in Canada