Library Updates During COVID 19

For information relating to symptoms, spread, how to protect yourself and your family, self-monitoring, self-isolation or other information relating to COVID-19, please refer directly to the information provided by Algoma Public Health.

This document will be updated as the situation evolves. Last updated: 12:00 PM, August 10, 2020.

COVID19 Library FAQ

It is not necessary for you to return materials at this time, including items you have received from RACER (interlibrary loan). Please wait until the Library reopens.

From March 17 until August 31, Arthur A. Wishart Library will not charge additional fines on overdue items. Please ignore any overdue notices that you receive between now and August 31, 2020.

For your convenience, the book dropbox has been moved to Door Z (by security). Items can be returned here in the meantime.

If you have completed your coursework or will not be returning to Algoma in the fall, when the Library reopens we will enable you to return items to us by mail at our cost.

At this time, we are following Algoma Public Health guidelines and therefore do not yet know when the libraries and archives will reopen.

Research help is available!

Start at the library homepage. All of the links from the catalogue search, databases, and research guides lead you through our proxy server, which proves to publishers that you're an AlgomaU community member.

Check out this video on how to Signing in Off Campus

Yes you can! We are currently offering curb side pick up Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. All you need to do is fill out this form.

You can renew items by logging into your library account using your AlgomaU barcode, selecting the items to be renewed, and clicking Renew items.

If you encounter a problem renewing an item, email our Library Services Team and ask them to renew the item for you. Please include the barcode of the item in your email.

Physical course reserves are not accessible at this time. If you require access to a course reserve item please contact us and we will try to find an alternative for you.

No, we cannot fulfill requests for print items as most other libraries in Ontario have stopped lending print items.

Yes. Complete your order through RACER as you normally would and the article will be emailed to you. There might be a significant delay.

Unfortunately, none of our physical collections are accessible at this time. But, all of our collections are described online and many of our materials have been digitized and can be accessed through our website.

For any reference question concerning the Archives, please contact our Archive Department .


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