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.

Group Study Rooms (Reservation Required)

The Chancellor Paterson Library and the Harvie Legacy Library have a number of bookable study rooms available for student use. These spaces are intended for group study, and must be reserved. Select the links below to begin your reservation, or stop by our Library Services desk for assistance. Please note that you must confirm your study room reservation within one hour of placing your booking. Bookings that are not confirmed are automatically cancelled by our system. If your room is vacant 30 minutes after the start of your booking, your booking may be cancelled by library staff due to high demand of these spaces. If you are running late for your booking, please let us know.

Book a group study room in:


Chancellor Paterson Library (Thunder Bay)

Main Floor Study Rooms

Ground Floor Study Rooms

Harvie Legacy Library (Orillia)

Study Rooms in Orsi Family Learning Commons

OA 1024 Study Room, near classroom OA 1025


Equipment Loans

Equipment, such as laptops and cameras, are available for loan from a number of Lakehead Library locations. Please use the links below to learn more about our equipment loans by location. Please return your equipment rentals on time, since other students may be waiting on your return.

Book Equipment at:

Chancellor Paterson Library (Thunder Bay) 

Book Equipment

Education Library (Thunder Bay) 

Browse equipment

Equipment at the Education Library is only available to students in the Faculty of Education.

Orillia Libraries

For equipment at Orillia Harvie Legacy Library or Orillia Education Library, please visit the library desk, or email, to inquire about equipment rentals.