Last updated on October 8, 2020
We are excited to welcome you back to the libraries this Fall!
The library is currently implementing a plan for the phased reopening of physical library services. We understand the important role that the library plays in supporting teaching, learning and research at Lakehead, and are committed to providing these services in a safe and timely manner.
The timeline and availability of these services will be dependent upon ensuring the safety of library staff and users.
We’re here to support you with these online and on-site services:
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.