St. Lawrence College Libraries

Brockville, Cornwall, Kingston

Is the library open? Fall 2021 FAQ

The campus libraries in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston are now OPEN to current SLC students and employees ONLY. Libraries remain CLOSED to the general public until further notice.

Status may change at any time. All services comply with current public health guidelines. For campus status and Covid-19, visit:

Updated Sept. 21, 2021: 

Important Information about Library Services for Fall 2021: SLC Libraries are now OPEN to current SLC students and employees ONLY! The libraries remain CLOSED to public visitors. For important SLC information on coming to campus and vaccination policy visit this page. Absolutely NO food or drink, including water, is allowed to be consumed in the library, and masks must be worn at all times. For library updates visit Hours and services may change at any time.



  • Sept. 20, 2021 - Dec. 17, 2021: Libraries are open in the evenings and Saturdays.
    • Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
    • Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Saturday: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Kingston); 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (Brockville and Cornwall)
  • Intersession/December Break: TBA

Please note that operational hours and services may change at any time. Closures or changes will be posted here.



  • Masks or face coverings must be worn at all times in the libraries.
  • NO food or drink, including water, is allowed in the libraries.
  • More than 99% of the SLC Libraries collection is available 24/7. Digital collections include ejournal articles, eBooks, magazines, audio books, streaming videos and much more!
  • Library spaces are available per Public Health Guidelines. All users of the library spaces will be expected to follow staff direction, signage, and college/library policy.
  • Group Study Rooms are available for booking per Public Health Guidelines and room capacity limits. 
  • Dedicated Quiet Study Space is available at each library.
  • Computers, printers, and scanners are available for student use.
  • Physical collections are available for browsing and borrowing. The Libraries will be providing semester-long loans for the general collection and suspending all fines. If you have questions about your library account, please contact the library for assistance. Some popular items will be available for 1-week loans. Students studying remotely should contact the library for options to access physical collections.
  • The libraries remain CLOSED to members of the general public at this time.

Renewing & Returning materials

Updated August 27, 2021: The due dates for all outstanding material borrowed before April 2020 have been extended to October 1, 2021. Fines will be waived for all materials borrowed before March 12, 2020. You can review your library account and library materials checked out online by logging into your Library account. If you are unable to return materials or have a question about your account, contact your library.

Remote Resources & Services for St. Lawrence College Library Users

Remote Resources & Services for St. Lawrence College Library Users during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Library offers expert help and many services that you can access remotely:

Online services

Library assistance is available by email, chat/IM, text message and eAppointment. Service hours may vary. All tutoring services are now available online.

Online resources

The St. Lawrence College Library has an amazing number of digital resources available to the tri-campus community.

If you are not on campus, use to authenticate yourself as a SLC student, faculty, or staff to access the wealth of resources licensed for our community. See details for connecting to the Library from off-campus. See Help Page for connecting to Google Scholar off-campus.

If a desired resource is not available as a full-text version online, SLC students, faculty, and staff can place a request to the library by email

Contact us

We welcome hearing your ideas about how our libraries can enhance our online support to the SLC campus community. Send your suggestions and comments to us.

A Note about Required Textbooks and Library Lending

Where possible, the library has acquired electronic editions of course materials. Due to publisher restrictions, most traditional textbooks (publishers such as McGraw Hill, Pearson, Nelson, Elsevier, Cengage, and others) are not available for library licensing and distribution. Students are responsible for ensuring they have access to required course materials. Required materials lists are posted on the student portal and purchases may be made through the College Bookstores.

Remote Library Service

Remote Library Assistance 

  • Online Chat/IM: No login required, this chat allows link-sharing.
  • Texting Service (613-707-3542): this service is best for quick questions.
  • Email:;;
  • e-Appointments using Teams: If you do not see an appointment time that works for your schedule, please email us - we will be happy to accommodate other times.

Support for Faculty Teaching Online

Support for Faculty Teaching Online

Faculty are encouraged to use online library resources and open educational resources in the delivery of online instruction. Many resources, including tutorials and how-to-guides, to help support students' research and study needs are available in the Faculty Information Literacy Toolkit.

Finding Online Course Materials

Classroom Resources for Students