Special Collections are important because they help to support the mission of the Lakehead University Library. Special collections enhance the quality of the research experience and add an additional aspect of discovery for students and researchers.
Elements of the Library Mission Statement
Lakehead University Library is integral to the strategic directions and academic pursuits of the university. We are committed to exceeding the expectations of a diverse university community, regardless of location, by:
The Chancellor Paterson Library houses many special collections which are available for students, faculty, and researchers to use. Special Collections are rare or unique items that differ from the regular collection. There are many reasons why an item might be considered rare or have restricted access: