Support for Teaching

Click the menu item below for specific information regarding library services available to support your teaching:


Please see our copyright guide for a full discussion of copyright matters which concern you as an instructor and a researcher at Lakehead University.

Course Guides

Course guides describe and list key resources for specific courses.

Creating Durable Links

You may need to create durable (permanent) links to library resources, such as electronic articles. Please see our durable links page for information.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan is a service that allows Lakehead students, faculty and staff to borrow materials from other libraries, if they are not available at Lakehead. The process for requesting materials across Ontario University (Omni) Libraries has been recently improved and streamlined. Now, you can search for and request items from other Omni libraries directly through Omni. 

For more information click here.

Liaison Librarians & Archivists

Contact our Liaison Librarians & Archivists

Library Instruction

Librarians can provide instruction sessions tailored to a specific class or topic area. Sessions can be developed around any skill level or disciplinary interest.

myReadings (course reserves)

Learn more.

Open Access: Faculty Guide to Open Educational Resources - OER

This guide is intended to help introduce faculty to the concept of OER, provide links to Open Access collections and resources.

Past Exams

In accordance with a Lakehead Senate Regulation, the Lakehead Libraries provide the past three years of examinations as .pdfs through MyCourseLink. Once logged into D2L/MyCourseLink, look for the "Past Exams" course in the "Select a course" drop down menu.

If you can't see past exams in MyCourseLink, self-register by selecting "What to Do if You Cannot Find a Course" in the MyCourseLink welcome screen after logging in. Then, scroll down to the "Self-Registering for NON-Academic courses" section and follow the Self-Registration link.

For Faculty & Instructors

All exams are added shortly after completion unless the instructor has followed the procedures to request an exemption. On the Thunder Bay campus the Library obtains copies of print exams from the Print Shop. On the Orillia campus, you must provide a copy of your final exam directly to the Library. For exams hosted on D2L / MyCourseLink, you must provide a copy of your final exam directly to the Library. Provide a .pdf copy of your final exam to the library by emailing it to for Orillia, or to in Thunder Bay.

Research Consultations

You, and your students, can book a library research consultation for one-to-one research support with a liaison librarian.

Streaming Media

A full list of streaming media databases is available here.

Subject Guides

Subject guides describe key library resources for each subject offered at Lakehead University.

Topic Guides

Topic Guides offer information on research topics and tools for Lakehead researchers.


Scan our list of online guides/tutorials for self-paced learning.

A calendar of library events and workshops for students, faculty and staff at Lakehead University.

Contact Us



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Education Library (Thunder Bay)

Education Library (Orillia)

Harvie Legacy Library (Orillia)

Law Library (Thunder Bay)