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Welcome to the Nipissing University / Canadore College Library!

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We hope the library will become an important part of your academic journey. Our friendly staff are here to help you succeed and our space is a great place to study, have group meetings, and even to relax and have some fun too. 

Library Life

The Basics

  • Your library card is your student/staff/faculty card
    • We will also accept a piece of photo ID instead of a student card
    • Community members (people who are not staff or students at Nipissing or Canadore) who live in North Bay and the surrounding area can also sign up for a library card at the service desk
      • Proof of North Bay or area residency required
  • Printing, Photocopying and Lost/Late Fines require payment, all other library services are FREE
  • Food and Drinks are allowed in the library. We just ask that you clean up after yourself
  • This is a non-shushing library. Talking is allowed, but please be respectful of those around you. If you require a silent study space, the 3rd floor has a designated silent area
  • The library staff are here to help you learn how to use the library resources and to answer your questions. Please don't hesitate to ask them anything

What are some of the things the library offers?

  • Books, ebooks, audiobooks
    • We can even help you borrow materials from other libraries (for free) if we don't have what you need.
  • DVDs and streaming videos
  • Access to academic journals, articles and other scholarly publications
  • Research assistance available in person during our opening hours, no appointment necessary
    • Research assistance is also available via email or phone
  • Printers, photocopiers, scanners and computers
    • Located on the 1st floor
    • Scanning is free
    • Printing and photocopying cost:
      • Black and White 0.10 /page
      • Colour 0.50 /page
      • A printing card can be purchased and money added to it at the library service desk
  • Group Study Rooms
    • Located on the 3rd floor. first come, first serve
    • Maximum 6 people per room
  • Silent Study area
    • Located on the 3rd floor
  • Stress buster activities
    • knitting, colouring pages, puzzles etc. available at the 1st floor couches
  • Waggin' Wednesdays
    • Therapy dogs come to hang out in the Harris Learning Library lobby. Stop by to give them some pets and cuddles

The shared Nipissing University and Canadore College campus sits on the territory of Nipissing First Nation, the territory of the Anishnabek, within lands protected by the Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850. We are grateful to be able to live and learn on these lands with all our relations.