Library Services and Policies: Summer 2022

[Updated: August 30, 2022]

Health and Safety Measures
  • Masks are encouraged at all times when in the library, including when you are seated at a study space.
  • You are encouraged to pay using debit or credit, and to load your printing credits online through your PaperCut account
  • High touch services and areas will be cleaned regularly, in coordination with Physical Plant.
Access to Physical Library Collections
  • Beginning Monday March 14, access to the book stacks will be permitted.
  • Lakehead University is an Omni library, meaning that LU staff, students and faculty can directly request physical items located at 15 other Ontario University Libraries. To search items from other Libraries, please select “Lakehead Library + Omni Libraries” for your search. 
  • Under fair dealing guidelines, the library can scan up to one chapter of a physical item for you. This is called a digitization request. More information on how to place a digitization request can be found on our Library Guide
  • You can request articles and chapters not available at Lakehead Library through our RACER Interlibrary Loan service.
Returning Library Items
  • Returns can be made at Lakehead Library locations during their hours of operation.
  • Hours of operation are available on the library homepage.
Study Spaces
  • As of April 30, 2022, study spaces will be available without prior booking.
  • Booking will only be required for study rooms which are now available for group study.
  • To book a study room, click here.
Computers and Printing
  • Login to your Papercut account to add funds to your account. Payment by debit or credit can also be accepted at the Library Access Services Desks.
Course Reserves
  • The library’s course reserve service aims to foster student learning by removing financial barriers to course readings.
  • Faculty and instructors are encouraged to connect with their liaison librarian about developing a course reading list that can be made available through the library’s collection or openly licensed alternatives, such as Open Educational Resources
  • In Fall 2021, the library launched a new reading list tool called myReadings. myReadings integrates with the D2L learning management system and the library collection, streamlining the process for creating interactive and up-to-date reading lists. Learn more about myReadings by visiting our Guide. 
  • To request assistance setting up myReadings, please submit your reading list to the library using our course reserve request form
  • To encourage equitable access to course readings, the library will only be supporting electronic reading lists.
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