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Hours of Operation
|Monday to Thursday||9 am -10 pm|
|Friday||9 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.
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
To enable Zotero's Library Lookup service to find full-text documents licensed by Laurentian University, set Edit->Preferences->Advanced->General->Resolver to
Getting started with Zotero:
- Follow this Guide for Laurentian Users (Sept. 2020)
- Contact the librarian supporting your faculty.
- Sign up for library workshops when available.
- View Quick Start Guide(video) or Tutorials (videos)
- Consult one of Zotero's own User Guides, or McMaster University's Quick Start Guide, or the Zotero Guide by Ontario Tech University
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.
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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 4800 or dial 705-675-4800.
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.