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J.N. Desmarais Library & Archives

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The J.N. Desmarais Library & Archives is located adjacent to the Classroom Building. The entrance is on the 2nd floor.

Phone: 705-675-4800
Toll-free: 1-800-661-1058

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Phone: 705-675-1151 ext. 3306

Hours of Operation

If your inquiry pertains to the opening hours of the special collections (Regional, Faculty, Rare Books, Essays and Thesis), they are accessible on Tuesday - Friday, between 9:30 am-12:00 pm, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. No appointment is necessary.

Please be advised that an appointment is required prior to your visit to the Archives for all search requests concerning archival fonds. Access to and reference for archival materials will be offered only on Thursdays and Fridays.


Architecture Collection

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The Architecture Collection is located at Laurentian's McEwen School of Architecture in downtown Sudbury. Please call in advance to schedule a visit. 


Phone: 705-675-1151 ext. 7273

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University of Sudbury Library

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The University of Sudbury Library is located on the second floor of the Laurent Larouche Building of the University of Sudbury (Room 213.)

The University of Sudbury has collections specialized in the following subjects: Études journalistiques, Folklore et ethnologie, Indigenous Studies, Philosophy/philosophie, Ethics/Éthique and Religious Studies/Sciences religieuses

Phone: 705-673-5661 ext. 216

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Health Sciences Library, NOSM

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The Health Sciences Library is located in the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.

Phone: 705-662-7282

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Curriculum Resource Centre / Laboratoire de didactiques

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Located in Room E-102 of the Alphonse Raymond Building, the CRC houses provincial curriculum documents, educational methods and strategy texts, specific texts for all subjects covered under the Ontario Curriculum.

You can also find picture books, DVDs, instruments, and other manipulative resources specifically used in today's classroom.

Location: Alphonse Raymond Building, Room E102 

Telephone: 705-675-1151 extra 5024.

Email: Suzanne St-Amour

For further information, please contact the librarian responsible for Education


Greater Sudbury Public Library

Students possessing an active photo identification card from Laurentian University are entitled to a Greater Sudbury Public Library card free of charge. The Library offers a variety of services and programs, in addition to providing access to a large print and electronic collection. Here are just a few examples of resources that might be of use:

  • Hoopla: instantly borrow free digital movies, TV shows, music, ebooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, comics, and more!
  • Lyndalibrary: online education service that offers courses and video tutorials to learn business, technology and creative skills. Popular tutorials include Programming Foundations, Photoshop, Project Management, Time Management, HTML, etc.
  • Mango Languages: online resource for learning over 60 languages, including French, English, Spanish, and Italian.
  • Local History Collection: resources that highlight the rich history of Greater Sudbury.

For more information, visit the Greater Sudbury Public Library website.