We welcome all visitors to the libraries! Please contact us if you have any questions. Many of our online resources are available to visitors on Library computers. Please ask library staff how to access the computers and printers.

Community members local to the Thunder Bay area or Orillia can borrow library material at no charge. Please bring your government issued ID to obtain a library card.

We suggest you visit our libraries at times when our students are less busy, during breaks and between May and August are ideal times.

High School Students and Teachers

  • Local high school students may borrow from the Chancellor Paterson Library in Thunder Bay, or the Harvie Legacy Library in Orillia, by presenting a piece of government issued ID and their high school student card.
  • In Thunder Bay, please contact Alexis Paulusma at (807) 343-8729 or alexis.paulusma@lakeheadu.ca, or in Orillia, Chris Tomasini at (705) 330-4008x2260, if you’re interested in bringing your class to campus. End of our terms and during breaks is a better time to bring your class.

Login to the Library's Computers

Library users not directly affiliated with Lakehead University must request a username and password via the form below in order to login to the desktop computers located in the Library.

Usernames and passwords are unique to each user and expire every Sunday at midnight. Please note, visitor login credentials do not work with the University's Wi-Fi network.

After your request has been submitted, please visit the Library in order to receive your login credentials. You must present government-issued photo ID in order to receive your username and password.

Visitors may add money to their account in order to print or photocopy, but any unused funds will also expire every Sunday at midnight.


Present your alumni card at a Lakehead University Library to borrow material.

Most online resources can be accessed on computers located in a library. Ask library staff to find out how to get access to computers and printing. A limited number of online resources are available to alumni from off-campus.