Starting May 6th through summer 2024, Chancellor Paterson Library’s 3rd, 4th and 5th floors will be closed to replace the building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. For more information on our available services click here.


Chancellor Paterson Library is the main library for Lakehead University, situated on the Thunder Bay campus. It houses the stacks (3rd and 4th floors), print journals, government documents (2nd floor) and collections such as Nanda Gikendan Gamik, and the Archives (both on the 5th Floor). There is also a Makerspace on the main floor, a computer lab, computers and printers (various floors), and group and individual study space. The TSC Help Desk, a cafe (main floor) and Lakehead International (ground floor) are also located in our library. The Services Desk on the main floor near the entrance/exit is your source for obtaining your I.D. Card, borrowing materials, adding print credits to your account, etc., and any inquiries you may have.