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Please note that due to the current situation and protocols in place as a result of the pandemic, it is possible that limits on the reproduction of archival materials may change without prior notice.

We would like to acknowledge that the J.N. Desmarais Library & Archives are located on the traditional territory of the Atikameksheng Anishnaabek, and Wahnapitae First Nations which are within the Robinson-Huron Treaty territory.

Located on the first floor of the J.N. Desmarais Library, the Archive Repository houses the holdings of archival fonds of organizations and individuals from the Northern Ontario community as well as seven different special collections: the Faculty Collection, Fourth Year Honour’s Essay, Graduate Theses, the Rare Books Collection, the Regional collection, Reference sources, and Vertical files (from Mining & Environment database). 

All collections are accessible to everybody but all have to be consulted in the Angus Gilbert Reading Room, in the Archives. The Angus Gilbert Reading Room can accommodate forty (40) researchers.


Hours of operation*

In response to the evolving situation surrounding Covid-19, while the Archives will be closed to the public until further notice effective March 17, 2020, we provide online reference.

Tuesday 10:00am - 12pm; 1pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 12pm; 1pm - 4:30pm
Thursday 10:00am - 12pm; 1pm - 4:30pm
Friday 10:00am - 12pm; 1pm - 4:30pm
Saturday CLOSED



* Archives hours may be subject to change



Archives Reading Room