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 laurentian.ca/COVID-19. 

 

At 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Ontario Premier Doug Ford declared a state of emergency in the province, under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.  The order mandates the closure of many public spaces and services and prohibits gatherings of 50 people or more, until March 31st.  

 

As such, the J.W. Tate Library is temporarily closed, until further notice.  

 

 

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

 

Research Help

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

 

Checked out and overdue material

It is not necessary to return material at this time.  Students are encouraged to hold onto library mateiral until the end of the libary closure. 

 

Fines on library resources have been suspended during the library closure. 

 

Library material can be renewed by signing into My Account.


Access to library material

All electronic resources continue to be available. 


Print resources are unavailable during the library closure. .

 

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 Ethics and 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


Library cards are obtained at the J.N.Desmarais Library at Laurentian University, and 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 ngerolami@huntingtonu.ca.

 

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


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

Undergraduates

3 weeks

30

Graduate Students

120 days

50

Faculty

120 days

60

Guest Borrowers

3 weeks

15

 

 

Loan Periods and Maximum Number of Videos/DVDs

 

 

Loan Period

Number of Videos/DVDs

Undergraduates

3 days

3

Graduate Students

3 days

3

Faculty

21 days

10

Guest Borrowers

3 days

3

 

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

ngerolami@huntingtonu.ca

 
J.W. Tate Library 
705-673-4126 ext. 220
 jwtatelibrary@huntingtonu.ca

Hours of Operation 


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