Please note the J.W. Tate Library is temporarily closed. 


Please read below for information that may be helpful at this time, and please note that these protocols and policies may change without advance notice.


Accessing the J.W. Tate Library

Students wishing to use the J.W. Tate Library at Huntington University will enter the building via Huntington University's main entrance (ring doorbell for access to the building).  


All visitors to the J.W. Tate Library will also be required to check in with a designated staff, who will maintain an accurate list for contact tracing purposes. 


Face Coverings

All visitors to the J.W. Tate Library are asked to please wear a face covering/mask at all times.   


Work Space and Computers

Student work spaces and computers will be available in the J.W. Tate Library during regular business hours, and will be wiped down by staff after each use.  Please note, there are a limited number of student work spaces and computers.  In addition, work spaces are arranged to ensure physical distancing.  


Access to library material

Please note, the book stacks will remained closed.  Staff from J.W. Tate Library will be happy to retrieve your requested materials.  


Research Help

Research help continues to be available.  Please contact the librarian, Natasha Gerolami, at for assistance to access electronic resources and tips on improving your research strategies.


Supporting Your Studies.


Begin your research by searching the library catalogue to access resources available through J.W. Tate Library, and/or all libraries on campus.

The Lougheed Teaching and Learning Centre


The J.W. Tate Library also houses The Lougheed Teaching and Learning Centre, a research and resource centre which opened in March 2011 and is named in honour of Greater Sudbury’s Marguerite and Gerry Lougheed Sr.


A first of its kind, The Lougheed Teaching and Learning Centre at Huntington University promotes excellence and innovation in higher learning and professional development throughout the north. Outfitted with the latest in educational technology, the Lougheed Teaching and Learning Centre offers additional support to the students, and staff within the university.

Library Cards

Your Student OneCard is your library card.  Student OneCards are obtained via the myLaurentian Hub.  Your library (Student OneCard) must be presented for all library transactions. 

Head Librarian

Dr. Natasha Gerolami is the Head Librarian at Huntington University's J.W. Tate Library. She welcomes your questions, and is a knowledgeable resource for students who are looking for guidance in accessing and using library services offered on campus, or who need assistance with research projects.
Dr. Gerolami's office is located in the J.W. Tate Library.  She can also be reached by phone at 705-673-4126 ext. 220, or via email at

Library Catalogue


Search the library catalogue to access resources available through J.W. Tate Library, and/or all libraries on campus.

Research Guides 


In our ongoing effort to support you in your studies, research guides specific to Huntington University's core programs in Communication Studies, Gerontology and Religious Studies have been created by the Head Librarian. Each research guide offers recommendations on a variety of resources specific to each discipline, as well as other helpful information, to help get you started. 




Laptops can be borrowed, free of charge, from the J.W. Tate Library. at Huntington University. Each laptop is loaned out for a one week period.


Print and Photocopy Services 


Students have access to a printer and photocopier in the J.W. Tate Library, at a cost of 10 cents per page.  

Loan Policies


A maximum of 500 items can be checked out by any regular patron at one time (student, staff, faculty).


  • Loan periods are 120 days for books and 14 days for media.
  • Patrons have unlimited renewals. However, items are not automatically renewed.
  • There are no overdue fines for regular loans of any materials unless they are recalled by another person.
  • Patrons returning recalled items late will be charged $4.00/day after 7 days, to a maximum of $56.
  • Items will be declared lost if they are not renewed or returned with 30 days of the due date or 14 days for recalled items.
  • Lost items will have a default replacement charge of $125 + $25 administration charge. Replacement charges will be adjusted for more expensive items.
  • Patrons may request items that are checked out by another person. The original borrower will have 14 days to return the recalled item.
  • There are fines for the late return of recalled items:
    • $4.00/day after 7 days, to a maximum of $56.
  • Requests can also be placed for items on the shelf to be picked up at the campus library of choice.
  • The request function can also be used to request the digitization of a part of a book (such as one chapter) so long as it fits within fair dealing provisions of copyright.
Natasha Gerolami, Head Librarian, J.W. Tate Library at Huntington University
Dr. Natasha Gerolami
Head Librarian
705-673-4126 ext. 248

Hours of Operation


Please note the J.W. Tate Library is temporarily closed.