Education Library Collections

Book Collection

The Education Library Book Collection includes over 30,000 items in all aspects of education. This collection is arranged by the Dewey Decimal Classification system. Call numbers for specific items can be found by searching the library's Online Catalogue. It is possible to search for items using subject, title and author information.

Curriculum Resources

Students have access to the Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum documents, both in print (where possible) and online. This includes curriculum guides, resource documents, exemplars and other supplementary resources. When available, links to the online versions are provided through the Library’s Online Catalogue and on the Curriculum Documents page on the Education Library website.

Journals & Indexes

Education students on both campuses have access to a strong journal collection in education and related subjects. In addition to education-related journals, the Library provides access to over 35,000 electronic journals. To find a journal by title search the Online Catalogue or check the Library's E-journals page.

Education related periodical indexes/abstracts are listed on the Education Articles and Databases page. These will assist you in locating periodical articles on your topic. These include: CBCA Education, ERIC and Education Source. These indexes/databases can be searched in the Library and may also be searched from computers off campus through the Library Proxy Service.

Children's Literature (Picture Books, Young Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction) Collections (Print/Online)

The Education Library offers print and online children/young adult collections. In the Education Library there are three collections with juvenile literature (Grades Kindergarten to 12) including Children Picture Books; fiction (young adult/teen) titles and a non-fiction collection. The Non-Fiction Collection includes books on all topics and are arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification. These three collections are intended to provide a selection of titles that can be used with children and young adults and support the various subjects taught in the curriculum. Included are award winning and award nominated picture books; classic and popular titles with books on topics such as Canada; celebrations and holidays; family diversity; multiculturalism; social justice; aboriginal stories; bullying; self-esteem; friendship and character development. Titles within these collections can be located by using the Library Catalogue or the Subject Guides located on the Education Library website. Children’s ebook databases are also available and include BookFlix; TumbleBook Library and TumbleBookCloud. These can also be accessed from off-campus.

Ministry Approved Textbook Collection

This collection consists of textbooks currently approved for use in Ontario classrooms and listed on the Ontario Ministry of Education Trillium List. Also included are some teacher guides and approved student materials. The Education Library’s collection includes textbooks from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Media Resources Collection

This collection includes teaching materials such as DVDs, kits, games, mathematics and language arts manipulatives, software, posters, puppets, thematic units, reading packs, audio books and models. A strong component of this collection is an extensive and up to date selection of software approved by the Ontario Software Acquisition Program Advisory Committee (OSAPAC) which includes approved software such as: Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional; Geometer’s Sketchpad; KidPix; MathTrek; and Froguts. The Education Library offers over 1,000 items in this collection.

Reference Collection

The Library provides access to specialized education related reference sources such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories, handbook and writing style guides. These resources are available in print and online (check each title in the Library's Online catalogue for availability). Several of these references titles are linked on the Education Library website on the Dictionaries & Encyclopedias page.


About the Education Library


The Education Library is located on the first floor of the Bora Laskin Building. Upon entering the main entrance of the Bora Laskin Building, turn right and proceed down the hall. The Education Library is located at the end of this hallway. Before you visit, check the Education Library website for up to date library hours.

Library Collections (click for more information)

Who May Borrow

The Education Library is open to all Lakehead University students, staff, faculty, alumni and other members of the community. Current identification is required to borrow materials from the Education Library Circulation Desk. Lakehead Students, Faculty and Staff can borrow materials from all campus libraries by presenting their LU Photo ID Card to Library staff. LU users may also request delivery of most materials to any Library location via My Library Account.

Information on borrowing policies are available here.


Education Librarian Gisella Scalese 807-343-8719 gisella.scalese@lakeheadu.ca
Library Assistant Liz Arthurs 807-343-8718 liz.arthurs@lakeheadu.ca
Library Assistant Julie Wright 807-343-8718 julie.wright@lakeheadu.ca

Lost and Found

The Education Library Circulation Desk is the main Lost and Found depot for the Bora Laskin Building. Check here for any personal items lost in the Bora Laskin Building and remember to deposit items that are found anywhere in the Bora Laskin Building.

Photocopying, Computers, Printing and Scanning

In the Education Library students have access to a PC Computer Lab, two printers (one black & white, one colour) that you can send print jobs from networked computers within the library (PCs and MAC) and in the Bora Laskin building. These printers operate with your university printing account. One stand-alone print workstation; two black & white photocopiers; one colour copier are available for copying with your student card/photocopy card. Black and white copies are 8 cents per page and colour copies are 50 cents per page. Two scanners are also available for student use. Value can be added to your card and print account at the Education Library Circulation Desk. Cash, debit or credit card accepted.



Lakehead Students, Faculty and Staff can borrow materials from all campus libraries by presenting their LU Photo ID Card to Library staff. LU users may also request delivery of most materials to any Library location's service desk for pickup.

Please note, only Law School Students, Faculty and Staff are permitted to borrow from the Law Library.

Alumni and Visitors may borrow select material from each location by presenting an Alumni card or by presenting the appropriate external borrower documentation.

Thunder Bay

Resources Students Faculty & Staff Alumni & Visitors
Books Undergrad 3 weeks
Grad 12 weeks
Faculty 12 weeks
Staff 3 weeks
3 weeks
Journals 1 week 1 week 1 week
Videos 1 week 1 week 1 week
Northern Studies Collection 1 week 1 week 1 week
Theses 3 hours 3 hours 3 hours
Course Reserves & Equipment 1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours,
1 day or 3 days
1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours,
1 day or 3 days


Resources Students Faculty & Staff Alumni & Visitors
Books University Ave: 3 weeks
Heritage Place: 1 week
University Ave: 3 weeks
Heritage Place: 1 week
University Ave: 3 weeks
Heritage Place: 1 week
Videos 1 week 1 week 1 week
Course ReservesEquipment 1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours,
1 day or 3 days
1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours,
1 day or 3 days
  • Users have unlimited renewals on most items, but every 4th renewal must be done in person with item in hand (to ensure it is not lost). All other renewals may be done online (excluding Course Reserves & Equipment, these renewals are considered upon request)
  • Overdue fees are 50 cents per day or per hour. Course Reserves & Equipment may have an overdue rate of $1 or $5 per day or per hour
  • Items on loan longer than 2 weeks may be subject to recall

For further information please refer to the Library FAQ