- Reserve books
- Study room bookings
- Printing and photocopying assistance
The service desk offers many resources that students and professors need. We keep books on reserve that have been selected by professors for specific classes, and we lend these books to the students for a period of 2 hours. We can also help you with any questions about the Library and we offer 20-minute lightning tours if you want to learn about the most important Library areas and services. The Library staff at the service desk can give you access to group study rooms and help you book them for specific times. We also offer computer and printing assistance.
What we offer:
- Research guides created by librarians to help you start your research
- Help with search strategies
- Appointment with a librarian for one-on-one research assistance
We have created research guides to give you a starting point for your research. These guides are organized by discipline and contain resources that were selected to help you find the information you need to complete your assignments. If you are not sure where to start your research or want some guidance on how to use the research guides, come by the service desk for some research assistance. We can help you find resources such as journal articles and books, search online databases and manage your bibliography. If you require information that is more specific or in-depth, or are working on a thesis, you can make an appointment with one of the librarians to receive one-on-one research assistance. You can make an appointment with a librarian by contacting the Library service desk in person, by phone (613-236-1393 x 2357), or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We provide in-class instruction targeted to your specific needs according to your faculty and assignments. Professors can book these in-class sessions by contacting us at email@example.com. We also hold workshops in the Library at the beginning of the semester to help you use our resources effectively. These workshops are advertised in the Library and on our website; you do not need to sign up to attend.
The Library has over 25 computer workstations for students who wish to use them to work on assignments. One laser printer, two black-and-white photocopiers/scanners as well as a colour photocopier/scanner are available in the print room. Students must come to the Library service desk to create and add money to their printing accounts.
- Four group study rooms
- One graduate student study room
- One special needs room
The Library offers six group study rooms as well as a special needs’ room, a silent study room and a graduate student study room. Two people must be present to get the key for a group study room reservation. These rooms can be booked for 3-hour periods by contacting the Library service desk in person, by phone (613-236-1393 x2357), or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Studios are small office spaces within the Library that are available for rental.
The Library has several studios that are available to be rented by students, professors and researchers. If you are interested in renting a studio, please contact the Library to find out if a studio is available and to book an appointment to visit one. You can contact us by email at email@example.com or by phone at 613-236-1393, ext. 2357.
Once you have decided to rent a studio, you must fill out the online form and send it to the Campus Reservations team (contact information is on the form). Please be sure to familiarize yourself with the rules and rental policy prior to renting a studio.
Please note that priority is given to Saint Paul University students and professors.
Cannot find what you are looking for? We can help you borrow books and articles from another library. Saint Paul University is working in partnership with the University of Ottawa to offer an ILL service to students and faculty members.
What you need to know:
- On your Request Form, you must select the Pickup Location: Bibliothèque Jean-Léon-Allie Library (Saint Paul).
- Material available in our Library or the uOttawa Library cannot be requested via ILL.
- See the staff at the Library service desk.
- Read more about how to submit an ILL request.
If you think that a book that we do not have would be a valuable addition to our collection, you can suggest that it be purchased. Please fill out the following form in order to make a purchase suggestion and specify if it's a reserve book: