Library Service & Operations Updates

Library Spaces

All library spaces are now open. A reminder that Ontario Tech requires masks to be worn in all university buildings this fall.

Library Spaces

Library Hours

Please see our Hours page for the most up-to-date opening and closing times.

Virtual Services, email, and online appointments

  • Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed

The outside Book Return bin at the Oshawa location is accessible when the Library is closed. During Library open hours, there is a Book Return bin at the Service Desk in the Library. The Book Return bin at the Whitby Campus Library is also outside the doors.

During Library hours of operation, the following services are available in the building:

  • All library material can be accessed and the circulating collection is available for loan
  • Staff are available in person and by phone at the Service Desk to assist with your library needs
  • Colour and black and white printers and copiers (at the Oshawa Campus Library only)

Oshawa Campus Library

Available Spaces

  • Collaborative study spaces on the 1st floor
  • Library Labs/Classrooms open for scheduled classes only
  • Individual study seats on the 2n, and 3rd floors
  • Public computer workstations on the 1st and 2nd floors
  • Group study rooms (maximum capacity is 4 people in 2nd floor rooms, and 8 people in 3rd floor rooms)
  • Fireside Reading Room
  • Silent Study rooms on the 3rd and 4th floors
  • Adaptive technology space for students with accessibility needs
  • Washrooms

WHITBY CAMPUS LIBRARY

  • Soft seating
  • Open tables
  • Study carrels

Food and drinks are not permitted in the Library in order to comply with the mandatory mask policy on campus.

Masks must be worn in the Oshawa Campus Library at all times. No eating is permitted.

Library Collections Assistance

Search Omni, our Library’s online search tool to access the Library’s ebooks, online journal, and newspaper articles, streaming video, and more. Login for access 24/7 with your campus network login credentials.

Research Guides are curated by your Librarian to highlight the best resources for your assignments and projects.

Databases A-Z lists all of our subscription databases. Filter this list by subject or format to quickly find sources for your research.

Contact library.resources@durhamcollege.ca for assistance accessing the Library’s online resources.

Our Interlibrary Loan service is available at no cost to students and faculty. We are currently fulfilling requests for material not held in our Library collections, including electronic articles and single ebook chapters. Interlibrary Loan is not available for print journals or print books.

Contact allison.caddies@durhamcollege.ca for assistance.

Login to your Library Account to view material currently on loan, renew material, and confirm due dates. 

All regular loan periods, due dates, and fines apply to borrowed material. Please either renew or return Library material in order to avoid overdue fines.

Return all material to the Book Return bin at the Oshawa or Whitby Campus Library.

Contact library@durhamcollege.ca if you have questions about returns and renewals.

You can place requests for books which are currently on loan or in the library for pick up at either Campus Library location or mailed to you within Canada.

You must be signed in to Omni to place requests. Click the Request button under Get It in the Omni record, and complete the required information. You will receive an email notification when the item is ready for pickup or contacted regarding mail options.

The Library also offers Digitization for single chapters or single articles from print books and journals. To request digitization, click on the Digitization button under Get It in the Omni record, and complete the required information. Digitization requests are subject to the limitations of the Copyright Act, Fair Dealing and Access Copyright.

Course Reserves information is available on our website. We are currently accepting reserve requests for the semester, including electronic reserve requests for online material.

Contact LibReserve@durhamcollege.ca if you have questions about course reserves.

The Library Archives is closed.

Research Help

Contact your Subject Specialist Librarian to schedule an online research consultation. We can help identify sources, construct search strategies, manage citations, identify journals for publication, and measure your research impact.

AskON virtual chat help is available for online research support. Click to chat live with Library staff and get help finding, evaluating, and citing sources for your research. Or text us your questions at 289.460.2275.

Contact library@durhamcollege.ca for email assistance.

Our team of research experts will respond to your questions within one business day.

Teaching Support

Teaching Support

Librarians are here to support teaching and learning. Subject Specialist Librarians are available to deliver customized instruction sessions and workshops to help students develop their skills to find, evaluate and ethically use information from a variety of sources. We offer live online sessions as well as asynchronous sessions delivered through your DC Connect course website.

Visit the Teaching Support page to book an instructional session or contact your Subject Specialist Librarian.

More Information

Please visit this web page for up-to-date information about Library services and operations. Visit Durham College’s COVID 19 Information website for information about College services and operations.