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Hours of Operation

Days Hours
Monday to Thursday 10 am -10 pm
Friday 10 am - 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 12 noon - 6 pm

This collaborative online research help service is staffed by Library personnel from various Ontario university libraries, including Laurentian. For more information, see About Ask the Library.

Zoterois a free, web-based citation manager that allows you to:

  • Directly import references from article databases, the library catalogue, e-book collections, etc.
  • Manage and organize your references.
  • Create a bibliography.
  • Share your references with others
  • Add in-text citation and a bibliography directly into your assignment

To enable Zotero's Library Lookup service to find full-text documents licensed by Laurentian University, set Edit->Preferences->Advanced->General->Resolver to https://omni.laurentian.ca/openurl/01OCUL_LU/01OCUL_LU:OMNI

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News

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We look forward to welcoming you back! 2022-02-03 Hours of Operation The J.N. Desmarais Library, including the Archives, and the Architecture Library will resume regular...
Access to the Library and Archives 2022-01-04 J.N. Desmarais Library and Architecture Library: Both libraries remain closed until February 7th, or until further notice....
Updated Holiday Schedule for the Library and Archives 2021-12-17 J.N. Desmarais Library and Architecture Library Both libraries will close on Friday, December 17, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. From...

Direct Borrowing

Students who visit other university libraries in Canada may borrow directly from these libraries with a valid student photo ID, and may return these books at Laurentian at no charge. For further details contact: bibdesmaraislib@laurentian.ca.

Accessibility Services

Working in co-operation with Accessibility Services,  the J.N. Desmarais Library provides research and library services and assistive technologies to students with disabilities. For specific information,  please email Accessibility Services.

Centre for Academic Excellence

The Library is home to the University’s Centre for Academic Excellence, a hub of resources for students located on the second floor.  Its customized approach includes Academic Advantage, Learning Assistance, Degree Exploration and Career Planning, Student Engagement, and Tutor Training programs. For further information, please email excellence@laurentian.ca.

Research Help & general information

Library Hours 

Visit our Library Service Counter on the second floor for research assistance, help with library services, and for general information about the Library.  You can also call us at  extension 4800 or dial 705-675-4800.

Photo of J.N. Desmarais Library circulation desk

Research Consultations

You can make an appointment with a Librarian or the Archivist for in-depth assistance with your research. Contact the Librarian responsible for your subject area.

Assistance by email

If you need assistance, you can also email the Librarian responsible for your subject area. We try to reply to email inquiries within one business day (Monday through Friday) of receiving your question.

If your question refers to the Special Collections housed in the archives, or pertains to an archival fonds, send your question to archives@laurentian.ca and the archives will answer it. Depending on the complexity of your request, it may take up to a month to satisfy your query.

J.N. Desmarais Library Lockers

The lockers at the J.N. Desmarais Library are available for daily use and are located on the 3rd floor of the library. The lockers are available to all photo of library lockersLaurentian University students on a first-come, first-served basis. A valid student card must be presented in order to pick up the key at the “Library Assistance” counter.

There is no charge for locker use, but the user is responsible for any fines payable for not returning the key on time; the key is due back before the closing time of the library. A user is responsible for removing all items before returning the key.  All unclaimed items will be sent to Security.

The J.N. Desmarais Library is not responsible for any items stored in a locker. The user is responsible for his/her belongings; the use of a locker is at the user’s own risk. The J.N. Desmarais Library assumes no liability for any items stored in the lockers.