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Campus libraries and resource centres

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

Hours of Operation



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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 during our regular hours of operation. 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 Library

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The Architecture Library is located at Laurentian's McEwen School of Architecture in downtown Sudbury, serving the students and faculty of the Architecture program.


Phone: 705-675-1151 ext. 7273

Hours of Operation

Education Resource Centre

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Located in room AR-102 of the Alphonse Raymond Building, the Education Resource Centre 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 AR-102 

Telephone: 705-675-1151, extension 5024

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.