Thunder Bay Chancellor Paterson Library Study Space : Winter 2021

The study space at Chancellor Paterson Library is currently closed.

Chancellor Paterson Library in Thunder Bay is now providing 7 individual study spaces on the main floor of the library to Lakehead students.

  • Students must book study spaces at least one hour in advance, via the Seat booking system.
  • Seats are available for three hour blocks, 9:00am to 12:00pm, and 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
  • Electrical outlets are limited. Fully charge your device at home before visiting the library.

seats in the library

Before coming to campus, complete the COVID-19 Screening on the Mobile Safety App.

Please stop at the check-in desk when you arrive at library. You will be required to show your "Green" COVID badge as well as your University ID card. Once you have been checked in, you may proceed to your registered space. Please do not change seats or move the furniture, it has been organized to respect physical distancing.

Your health and safety is important to us. Please respect the following guidelines:

According to University policy, wearing masks on campus and in all public indoor spaces, including libraries, is MANDATORY at all times.

Please respect the 2 metre distancing protocol when possible.

Study spaces are for quiet, individual work. Group work is not permitted.

The library study spaces will be cleaned after each 3-hour booking period. Please ensure you respect your booking, and leave on time to ensure we have ample time to clean the space for the next students. You may leave before your booking is over. Please exit without lingering or talking with other students. This helps ensure the quiet study and social distance protocols.

These study spaces are not traditional library spaces. Circulating through the stacks or using common areas is not permitted. Lakehead students, faculty and staff members who need to borrow a book are to use the OMNI search system to request the item they need for “Click and Collect” book pickup.

You may leave before your reservation time ends, or at the end of your reservation time. Please exit without lingering or talking with other students. This helps ensure the quiet study and social distance protocols.

Reusable water bottles and sealed drink containers are permitted, and water fountains are available to refill your water bottle. Food is not allowed in the study seat area.

Power sources are limited. We recommend that users leave home with a fully charged device in case an outlet isn’t available. Public computers are not accessible.

Other Libraries

In Orillia, the Orillia Education Library is closed. Students may use the Click and Collect service, and pick up items from the Orillia Harvie Legacy Library.

The Orillia Harvie Legacy Library, in Simcoe Hall, will be open for Click and Collect pickup of books. Please email orlib@lakeheadu.ca for pickup information. The Orsi Family Learning Commons, in Simcoe Hall, is also open for individual study space. Study spaces in the Orsi Family Learning Commons will be on a first come first served basis. Students must wear a mask, and must check in with security staff upon entering Simcoe Hall.

In Thunder Bay, the Education Library is closed, but will be offering Click and Collect pickup of education materials at the Bora Laskin Building as of September 10.

The Thunder Bay Bora Laskin Law Library is closed. Law students may use the Click and Collect service, and pick up law items from Chancellor Paterson Library.