The library continues its commitment to provide access to our collections and services. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently operating from a remote and contactless delivery model. All library study spaces are closed at this time but virtual services, such as research consultations with librarians remains unaffected.
Lakehead users can continue to request access to the physical collection by placing a request in Omni. Users will be notified when their item(s) are ready for pickup. Pickup hours, by location, are:
Chancellor Paterson Library: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:00pm-4:00pm
Education Library (Thunder Bay): Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00-4:00pm
Harvie Legacy Library (Orillia): Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00pm-4:00pm
Law Library: Thursday 11:00am-1:00pm
Returns can be accepted at Chancellor Paterson Library and Education Library during contactless pickup hours. Returns can also be accepted in the Chancellor Paterson Library drop box between 8:00am and 8:00pm Monday-Friday, and between 8:00am and 6:00pm on weekends. During these hours, please access the drop box via the tunnels near security. Please ensure you complete your COVID-19 screening via the MyMobileSafety app before coming to campus for pick-up or returns.
[Updated Apr 19, 2021]
For using reference material, special collections, and archival records.
The consultation table will be located on the main floor Chancellor Paterson Learning Commons. The consultation space will follow the same safety protocols that the Library currently has in place for study seat bookings, including wearing face coverings, enhanced cleaning and disinfection, hand sanitizing, and ensuring social distance is maintained at all times.
Appointments must be made at least 48 hours ahead of time. Same-day requests cannot be accommodated. All efforts will be made to accommodate appointment requests, depending on availability of staff, and the nature of the materials and quarantine requirements.
Not all material can be made accessible. Access decisions will be made by the Special Collections Librarian and/or University Archivist based on health and safety, fragility of materials, and other considerations, and are final. Multimedia material, including microfilm, is not available at this time.
Readers can reserve a maximum of two three-hour time slots per week. Additional reservations are dependent upon availability.
Only requests from Lakehead University affiliated individuals can be accepted at this time.
Forty (40) individual study spaces will be available on the first floor of the Chancellor Paterson Library.
Additional on-campus study spaces, computers & printers are available. More information is available here.