As one of four universities in the Laurentian Federation, Huntington University is working closely with Laurentian University, under the guidance of public health authorities, to ensure our COVID-19 preparedness and protocols are aligned with their recommendations. For more information on COVID-19, please visit the PHSD web page. FAQ about coronavirus (COVID-19) are also available at 


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.  

Checked Out and Overdue Material

Overdue material should now be returned to the library.  

Overdue charges will begin to apply from September 12, 2020.  

For the period from March 11 to September 11, 2020, you will not be charged additional findes on overdue items.   

Library material can be renewed by signing into My Account.


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.


Curbside Pick-up Available

Feel free to request curbside pick-up!  Please contact the librarian, Natasha Gerolami, at to make arrangements. 


Supporting Your Studies.


The J.W. Tate Library at Huntington University includes a specialized collection to support the programs in Communication Studies, Gerontology, Religious Studies, as well as books focused on Theology.


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, residents, 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

The J.W. Tate Library is open to the general public. A valid university photo identification card must be presented for all library transactions. Library cards are obtained at the J.N.Desmarais Library at Laurentian University.


Loan Periods and Maximum Number of Books



Loan Period

Number of Books


3 weeks


Graduate Students

120 days



120 days


Guest Borrowers

3 weeks




Loan Periods and Maximum Number of Videos/DVDs



Loan Period

Number of Videos/DVDs


3 days


Graduate Students

3 days



21 days


Guest Borrowers

3 days



All J.W. Tate material must be returned to the library circulation desk or placed in the book drop outside the library. Material should not be returned to other campus libraries.

All items may be renewed up to three times in person or through the online library system, as long as another patron has not requested the item.

Patrons can place a hold on a book currently checked out. The book will be held for three days. All checked out items are subject to recall if requested by another borrower. Patrons will be given one week to return the book after which time a late fee of $2 per day applies.

Fines for a regular loan item are $0.50 per day up to a maximum of $15.00. Patrons may not sign out additional items if they have outstanding fines of $10 or more.

Head shot of Natasha Gerolami, Head Librarian of the J.W. Tate Library at Huntington University
Dr. Natasha Gerolami
Head Librarian
705-673-4126 ext. 248


J.W. Tate Library 
705-673-4126 ext. 220

Hours of Operation


Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 
and Sunday: Closed