Information and Research Services

Research Assistance

Our friendly staff at the information desk can assist you with any or all of the following:

            * basic or advanced library instruction to suit your needs

            * locating materials

            * selecting alternate search terms

            * choosing an appropriate database for your topic

            * navigating our databases

            * suggest alternative information sources
Citation Assistance

Visit the information desk for assistance with footnote and bibliography creation or consult our Citation Tools page for a copy of our APA and MLA brochures as well as access to RefWorks.
Inter-library Loan

If you require an item that is not in our collection, the library can attempt to borrow the item from another library for you. Interlibrary loan service is available to full and part-time faculty, staff and students only. Community members, high school students and alumni are encouraged to inquire at their local public library about interlibrary loan service that they may offer.

To request an item from another library, simply visit our information desk with your student/library card and the following information:
Copyright Clearance/Public Performance Rights

The Library is pleased to offer to all students and staff, assistance to obtain copyright clearance from Access Copyright for all print and web-based (including LMS) documentation and course packs for re-sale through the Bookstore.
Collection Development

The Library welcomes suggestions for materials (books, videos, journals, databases, etc.) to supplement course requirements. Please feel free to submit a request at any time to Ross Danaher.. An order form is provided here for your convenience.
Journal or Newspaper Articles
Publication/Copyright Date
Publisher (if known)
ISBN (if known)
Author(s) of article
Title of article
Journal name
Volume and Issue/Date of Issue
Page number(s)
Due to Copyright/Public Performance Restrictions we do not offer inter-library loan service for video or DVD programs.
**Please note that while every attempt will be made to ensure timely delivery, we cannot guarantee delivery times on inter-library loan requests.  Due dates and renewal eligibility of inter-library loan items is at the discretion of the lending library.**
Course Packs

To submit a course pack for copyright clearance, complete and provide as much information as possible on the Xerox print shop copyright form including publisher’s name; ISBN; number of pages etc. and forward to: Vanessa Lee, Ext. 2317. The library staff will verify and search for missing information before directing to Xerox.

Please allow 8 to 12 weeks for the library staff to complete all clearance checks and process for printing.
Public Performance Rights

Important Note: Programs purchased by Loyalist College cannot be shown to outside community groups at off-site locations.  Canadian Copyright restrictions apply. ALL DVD/Video programs shown on campus must include Public Performance Rights (PPR) as stated by Canadian Copyright Law.
Library Orientation Tours can be booked by contacting Danielle Emon at Extension 2183.. Small or large groups are welcome, although the optimal number should not exceed 15 students/group. This allows everyone valuable hands-on experience. The tour begins with a 30-minute presentation on the services and resources we offer.

All tours (including quizzes) are geared toward the specific program the students are currently enrolled in.  Specialized instruction (e.g. Using Statistics, Health Databases, RefWorks and Bibliographic Citation, etc.) are also available upon request.

To avoid disappointment, please book your tour well in advance. One week's notice is preferred.

Faculty are also encouraged to book a tour for themselves. We have lots of great resources that you might not have had an opportunity to use. Our computer databases are available to use from your home and office. We would be happy to show you so you can better direct your students and plan their assignments.
College Archives

The library maintains a collection of college-produced items of historical significance.  This includes photos, publications, college calendars, convocation booklets and other memorabilia from past events. Please ask at the information desk to view items in our archives collection.

Student Orientation (PowerPoint)
Orientation & Tours
A.C.E.: Accessible Content e-Portal
In accordance with the Communication and Information Standards of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the Parrott
Centre will provide, upon request, an accessible or conversion ready format of print-based resources held in its collection* to registered
students, faculty or staff with a verified “perceptual disability” in accordance with the definition provided in the Canadian Copyright Act. 
The Canadian Copyright Act defines a “perceptual disability” as follows:
Canadian Copyright Act
“perceptual disability” means a disability that prevents or inhibits a person from reading or hearing a literary, musical, dramatic or artistic
work in its original format, and includes such a disability resulting from
            (a) severe or total impairment of sight or hearing or the inability to focus or move one’s eyes,
            (b) the inability to hold or manipulate a book, or
            (c) an impairment relating to comprehension;
*Special collections, archival materials, rare books, textbooks/workbooks are excempt from this standard.  Please contact the
Accessibility Office should you require textbooks/workbooks in an accessible format..

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