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|Monday to Thursday||10am - 10pm|
|Friday||10am - 5pm|
|Saturday and Sunday||12pm - 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.
Warning: The exams that are contained in this collection are mostly very old and may be quite different from exams currently administered in Laurentian courses. Unless a course instructor has specifically recommended that you consult a previous exam in this collection, it is unadvisable to assume that exams in this collection will be of any assistance in preparing you for an exam in a course in which you are currently enrolled.
Previous exams are hosted on LU Drive and they are not available in paper format anywhere in the Library and Archives.
Access to the exams on LU Drive (by way of the links below) is restricted to @laurentian.ca accounts. You will need to log in with your Laurentian account and use the "Switching accounts" button to access the folder.
- Exams - English (PDF)
Note: exams for PHYS1006 (2002), PHYS1007 (2003), PHYS2406 (2002), and PHYS2407 (2003) are password protected. Students registered in these courses can get the password from their professor or from the Department of Physics (Room F519).
- Exams - French (PDF)
Course instructors: You may send previous exams to the Library and Archives in PDF format via email for inclusion in the Previous Exams collection for the use of students. Alternatively, even preferably, you might consider uploading previous exams on the D2L sites for your courses.
Zotero is 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
Getting started with Zotero:
Library Workshops - Fall 2019
The library offers in-person instruction sessions at the start of each term: a general orientation session, a class on Zotero (bibliographic management tool), and a session on database searching with Google Scholar.
Off-Campus Library Services
If you are a distance education student or on placement in your program and you reside 50 kilometres or more from Sudbury, you are eligible for Off-Campus Library Services.
|Library's Teaching Program||2019-08-19||This fall, the J.N. Desmarais Library is offering various introductory sessions on how to use the library|
|New Location for 8 French Computers||2018-09-14||The 8 computers reserved exclusively for francophone students have been relocated to the space opposite 30-249, which is the...|
|Room Booking Reminder||2018-08-17||The Desmarais Library has 9 Group Study Rooms for students who wish to work together and the new calendar indicating room...|
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interlibrary Loans - RACER
Students may obtain material not held in the J.N. Desmarais Library by using the RACER system.
You must register first to be authenticated using your Laurentian ID.
Generally, ILL material is free, although small charges may be incurred if books are not picked up or returned late.
Articles will be emailed to you upon arrival. Pick up books once you are notified by email they have arrived, at the User Assistance desk, second floor.
A book may only be borrowed once. It may not be renewed or borrowed a second time.
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 email@example.com.
Research Help & general information
Visit our Library User Assistance Desk 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 3242 from campus, or dial 705-675-4803 and press 1 from off campus.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Laurentian 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.