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, April 17, 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.
Unfortunately, none of the physical items in the collection, including books, journals, and videos, will be available for loan until further notice.
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.
No, we cannot fulfill requests for print items as most other libraries in Ontario have stopped lending print items.
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 .