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: 1:00 PM, January 25, 2022.

COVID19 Library FAQ

We are encouraging students to start to return checked out materials. For your convenience, the book dropbox will continue to be located at Door Z (by security).

If you are concerned about your account, returning materials, or fines please contact us! We will be happy to find a suitable accommodation for you.

If you have completed your coursework or will not be returning to Algoma, the Library will enable you to return items to us by mail at our cost. Please contact us!

Wishart Library is open with reduced hours January 24th - 28th 2022. Regular hours will resume January 31st. Keep an eye on our social media for more updates! The Archive will be closed to patrons until further notice. 

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 a contactless curb-side pick-up service. You can submit requests through your library account when you search through Omni.

If you are located in Brampton or Timmins, we will mail the book to you! Contact Us for more help.

For more information on how to submit a request check out this video:

You can renew items by logging into your library account using your AlgomaU credentials, selecting the loans, and clicking Renew items. On the left hand side, make sure you check all the institutions listed to ensure you are capturing every loan.

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 your name and the title 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.

Yes, we are currently fulfilling print items, there may be some delays as other libraries are adjusting to new policies and due to volume related shipping delays.

Yes. Complete your order through RACER as you normally would and the article will be emailed to you. There might be a significant delay depending on where the request is coming from.

The archive is currently closed. Please contact the Archives Department for information on how to access items. All of our collections are described online and many of our materials have been digitized and can be accessed through our website.


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