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Welcome to The Parrott Centre, Loyalist College Library

COVID-19 : We're here to help!

We're temporarily closed


We're here to help during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Please feel free to or email us 

For your safety, we ask that you consider using our online resources which are available 24/7. 

Looking for something to do?  Why not try our videostreaming services : free access to educational videos, documentaries and Hollywood Feature Films!

We're temporarily closed

COVID-19 Information

College staff are cleaning high contact areas with increased frequency.  Additional supplies of hand sanitizer, facial tissues and electronic wipes will be arriving soon.  We ask that each visitor to the library wipe the computer keyboard, mouse and desk surface with the electronic wipes that are provided after each use.  Please do NOT clean the monitors, but notify staff when leaving so that we may perform the proper  cleaning procedure.

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COVID-19 Library Services

March 17, 2020 : Loyalist College has suspended all non-essential services, including the Library until March 31, 2020.

College Management continues to monitor and review the recommendations of Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health and will revise or suspend our hours accordingly.

Please check this site regularly for updates. 

For your safety, we ask that you consider using our online resources which are available 24/7. 

Please note that we are unable to fulfill physical item requests at this time.  Feel free to email us for assistance in finding alternate online material.

The library has extended the loans for items that were due to be returned during the COVID-19 closure to April 14th, 2020.  Overdue fines will not be charged for days that the library was closed due to COVID-19. 

For students living in residence who are planning to return home for the remainder of the semester, please ensure library materials are returned to the library prior to departing.  For your convenience, materials there is a drop box located to the left of library entrance.

As a preventative measure, the library has suspended all study room bookings until further notice.

March 18, 2020, The Library and our lending partners at other college and university libraries across Ontario are currently closed.  Please note that we are unable to fulfill physical item requests at this time.  Feel free to email us for assistance in finding alternate online material.

March 16, 2020, Attention Students and Faculty: With the concerns around COVID-19, many college and university libraries in Ontario and across Canada are making temporary changes to their services. At this time, the Parrott Centre remains open and interlibrary loan services are available, but delays may occur due to closures or services disruptions at other libraries. We appreciate your patience.

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Online Resources (eResources)

All of our eResources  remain available 24/7 through our website

with your myLoyalist Credentials

Journals and Magazine Articles

Newspapers and Streamed News Services

Streamed Video Collections

eBooks, Audio Books, Encyclopedias, Directories

Writing Tools such as RefWorks, Dictionaries & Thesaurus

Feel free to email the library if you have any questions or need assistance – we’re here to help!

Free access allows you to watch instructional videos, documentaries and Hollywood feature films from the comfort of your home using your myLoyalist login credentials.  *note: Kanopy requires users to create a free personal account prior to viewing.


Normally FOX titles on our Criterion On Demand platform are restricted to on-campus use.  The vendor has lifted these restrictions for a limited time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  To view any FOX titles, please use the Criterion On Demand platform to search for the video as records in our Catalyst system are not configured to provide off-campus access.

Coming soon!

Due to COVID-19 and the transition to online teaching many of our eResource vendors are opening up access to additional content and lifting restrictions allowing for easier access.  Please note that subscribed content will be searchable via Catalyst, but additional (limited-time access) content may now be available through the vendor’s platform.  Please visit our main eResources page to access these additional materials.  Feel free to email the library if you have any questions or need assistance – we’re here to help!


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Keep Us Current!

Found a link that isn't working? Is one of our resources out-of-date? Is there a great resource that we don't know about?

Get in touch with the library and let us know!

We can be reached by phone at 613-969-1913, Ext. 2249, or by email at