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  • Contact information and opening hours

    Contact us

    To contact the Library, use our LibAnswers platform to submit a question. We will respond to you as quickly as possible during opening hours. You can also peruse our FAQs.

    Regular opening hours

    During the semester, the Library is open from Monday to Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Organ Loft (C-302) quiet study area is open Monday to Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Summer opening hours and closures

    Starting Monday May 27 to Friday August 16 inclusive, the Library is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. During this period, the study lofts at C-302 and C-312 are closed.

    Please note the Library’s upcoming closures:

    • Monday June 24, 2024 – Closed
    • Monday July 1, 2024 – Closed
    • Friday July 12, 2024 – Closing at 1:00 p.m.
    • Monday July 15 – Friday August 2, 2024 – Closed
    • Friday August 9, 2024 – Closing at 1:00 p.m.
  • Citation and research help

    Citation style guides

    Use the Library’s Citation Styles LibGuide for help with:

    Modern Language Association (MLA) Citation Style (9th edition)
    American Psychological Association (APA) Citation Style (7th edition)
    Chicago Style Citation (17th edition)

    LibGuides, LibAnswers and other research help

    LibGuides are specialized research guides that the librarians have put together to support many of the classes at Marianopolis. All of the guides are listed on the main page of the LibGuides site according to their course numbers.

    LibAnswers is a handy way to get the answers you need when you’re having trouble with research, citation, using databases, and other Library-related issues. Peruse our FAQ and submit questions to be answered by the Library staff. You can also chat live with the Library staff.

    The Performing Academic Research LibGuide also offers general tips on research, including identifying scholarly articles, evaluating sources, identifying primary and secondary sources and creating a research plan.

    You may also wish to consult the Library’s Glossary of Library Terms.

    Other Montreal-area libraries 

    For a list of Montreal-area libraries, including information about their collections, services, and where they are located, please consult the Library’s Other Local Libraries LibGuide.

  • Books and eBooks

    Find print books and eBooks in the College’s online catalogue.

    To log in to any of the Library’s databases, please follow these step-by-step instructions.

    eBook databases

    ACLS Humanities eBook, a collection of over 5,400 seminal books in the humanities and related social sciences from more than 120 publishers and Michigan Publishing. Books in the HEB collection have been recommended and reviewed by scholars and constituent learned societies of the American Council of Learned Societies.

    Ebook Central With more than 60,000 items in a wide range of academic subjects, Ebook Central is the Library’s largest collection of eBooks. Most books in this collection can be viewed by an unlimited number of users, so they are almost always available.

    EBSCO eBooks A small but excellent collection of eBooks, aimed primarily at Commerce students. It uses the same interface as the EBSCO journal articles databases.

    More sources for eBooks

    Beinnecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
    Ebooks libres et gratuits  
    Folger Digital Texts (Shakespeare)
    Getty Museum Art eBook Collection
    Guggenheim Museum Art eBook Collection
    Hathitrust Digital Library 
    Internet Classics Archive
    Internet History Sourcebooks Project
    LACMA Reading Room Art eBook Collection
    MET Publication Art eBook Collection
    Open Source Shakespeare
    Project Gutenberg
    Project Gutenberg Canada
    The Internet Archive – Texts
    The Digital Public Library of America

    For more free online book resources, please consult the Library’s Open Access Resources LibGuide.

  • Journal and newspaper articles

    The Marianopolis College Library’s licenses for Education Source and ERIC are fully supported by the Research Support Fund, a government of Canada program that helps post-secondary institutions cover the indirect costs associated with federally funded research.

    To log in to any of the Library’s databases, please follow these step-by-step instructions.

    Journal databases

    EBSCO, a collection of 10 databases that you can search simultaneously. Choose as many or as few as you want. Here is a quick rundown of the EBSCO databases and their areas of focus:

    Academic Search Complete (multidisciplinary)
    Social Sciences Full Text
    Business Source Elite
    Regional Business News
    APA PsycARTICLES (Psychology)
    Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
    SocINDEX (Sociology)
    ERIC (Education/Pedagogical Research)
    Education Source (Education/Pedagogical Research)
    MasterFILE Elite (popular magazines)

    Érudit, a joint project of the Université de Montréal, Université Laval, UQAM, and several other partners, Érudit contains several Canadian research journals in French and English, including a large amount of Open Access content.

    JSTOR, a multidisciplinary archival database that covers a wide range of arts, science, and social science disciplines. Includes access to: Archival Journal Collections (Arts & Sciences I-XV, Business IV, Hebrew Journals, Ireland, Life Sciences, and Public Health Journals), Thematic Collections (Lives of Literature, Security Studies, and Sustainability), and Primary Source Collections (19th Century British Pamphlets, World Heritage Sites: Africa, Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa, and Global Plants).

    ProQuest: Canadian Business and Current Affairs Database, a multidisciplinary database of Canadian content. It includes Canadian magazines and scholarly journals that cover a wide range of subjects in the social sciences, humanities and sciences.

    More sources for journal articles

    For more free online journal resources, please consult the Library’s Open Access Resources LibGuide.

    Google Scholar is a search engine that can be used to find additional online journal articles. Using this specific link provided will also connect your Google Scholar searches to the Library subscription databases, providing you full text access to some of the articles you find through the search engine. Note that not everything you find in Google Scholar will be available in full text. Look for articles with links in the right-hand column of the search engine to access full text PDFs when available, and avoid sources that do not include a full text link.

    Newspaper databases

    ProQuest: Canadian Major Dailies contains articles from all of the major English-language Canadian newspapers. Coverage includes the latest issue and, in many cases, goes back to the late 1970s/early 1980s.

    The Chronicle of Higher Education, North America’s largest newsroom dedicated to reporting on colleges and universities. The online version of the Chronicle offers all current articles available in the print edition, as well as an archive dating back to 1989. There are also special yearly reports, curated focus collections, daily and weekly newsletters, trend data and more.

    Eureka contient plus que 35,612 ressources, incluent des sources de la presse, du télévision et radio, des médias sociaux, et des sites web. La plupart des sources sont en français d’origine Québécoise ou Canadian, mais il y a aussi des ressources français de la France, et des ressources en anglais, espagnol, portugais, et allemand.

    More sources for newspaper articles

    The Globe and Mail
    Montreal Gazette
    The National Post
    Le Devoir
    La Presse
    Le Soleil
    Le Monde Diplomatique (English) 
    Le Monde Diplomatique (French)
    The Guardian Weekly
    The New York Times

  • Art and images

    To log in to any of the Library’s databases, please follow these step-by-step instructions.

    Art image database

    ARTstor (old interface retiring August 1, 2024), an extensive image library for the arts and sciences. It contains digital images from major museum collections around the world, archival images, and images of important works of architecture. ARTstor (new interface) is now being hosted by Ithaka on the JSTOR platform.

    Art research database

    Oxford Art Online contains the entire Grove Art Encyclopedia, with peer-reviewed articles by nearly 7000 scholars around the world, with images, biographies, and links to additional resources.

    More sources of art and other free images

    Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art Database
    Google Arts & Culture
    MET Public Domain Art Images
    Structurae (Architecture and Structural Engineering)
    Web Gallery of Art

    More sources for art information

    Art Canada Institute Online Art Books
    Getty Museum Art eBook Collection
    Guggenheim Museum Art eBook Collection
    LACMA Reading Room Art eBook Collection
    MET Publication Art eBook Collection
    National Gallery of Canada
    National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
    National Museum of Women in the Arts

  • Films and music

    Find DVD and VHS films in the College’s online catalogue.

    To log in to any of the Library’s databases, please follow these step-by-step instructions.

    Film databases

    Audio Ciné Films, a streaming database of more than 800 major feature films from Walt Disney Studios, Universal Pictures, Sony Pictures, MGM Studios, HBO, and more. It includes classics as well as modern films. Please note that film playback for ACF is currently not supported on all iOS devices, including all Apple phones and tablets.

    CAN-CORE Academic Video, a collection 100% Canadian produced educational videos, including documentaries from major producers such as CTV and McIntyre Media. The database includes a strong focus on content created by and about Indigenous peoples of Canada.

    Criterion On-Demand, a streaming video database of over 3000 major feature films from Warner Brothers Studios, Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate Studios, Miramax Studios, and more. It includes classics as well as modern films.

    Curio, an online database of television series and documentaries created and maintained by the CBC/Radio Canada.

    Films On Demand, a streaming video database of documentary and feature films from a wide range of sources, including the BBC, PBS, TED, National Geographic, and more.

    National Film Board of Canada / Office National du film du Canada, a database of NFB/ONF-produced films, including Canadian documentaries, experimental films, and more.

    More sources for films

    CBC Digital Archives
    Les archives de Radio-Canada


    Find CDs in the College’s catalogue.

    For music research resources, see the Library’s Music Resources LibGuide.

  • Dictionaries and encyclopedias

    To log in to any of the Library’s databases, please follow these step-by-step instructions.


    Dictionary databases
    Oxford English Dictionary, the premier dictionary of the English language, the Oxford English Dictionary, or OED for short, includes the modern definitions of words as well as details on their historical origins.

    More sources for dictionaries
    Le grand dictionnaire terminologique

    Encyclopedias and other reference sources

    Encyclopedia and reference databases
    Encyclopedia Britannica, a general encyclopedia that contains brief information on a wide range of subjects.

    Encyclopedia Universalis, a French-language general encyclopedia that contains brief information on a wide range of subjects.

    First Research, a database of hundreds of continuously updated industry profiles, including everything from profiles of the automobile industry to the vending machine industry. It also has economic profiles for all of the Canadian provinces, as well as all of the American states.

    Gale eBooks, a collection of over 300 specialized reference sources on a wide range of topics. Of particular interest is the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, The Encyclopedia Judaica, the New Catholic Encyclopedia, The African American Almanac, and the Encyclopedia of World Biography.

    Salem Press Online, a platform for specialized reference works from Salem Press and Grey House Publishing. Our current Salem Press holdings include:

    Magill’s Medical Guide, 9th & 8th editions, which covers disease, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, biology, and medical issues. Includes sidebars that address recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders for quick reference;

    Masterplots, 4th edition, with 2010-2018 supplement, a collection of 2,407 essays about English-language and world literature. Each essay examines a literary work in detail, giving plot synopses, critical theories about the work, and resources for further reading;

    Notable African American Writers, 2nd edition, which includes 500 detailed author biographies, topical entries on their works, primary documents, and more;

    Digital Literacy: Skills and Strategies, which provides a comprehensive collection of essays to help students, educators, and researchers understand the key and fundamental terms associated with digital literacy.

    Oxford Art Online contains the entire Grove Art Encyclopedia, with peer-reviewed articles by nearly 7000 scholars around the world, with images, biographies, and links to additional resources.

    Oxford Reference, a collection of more than 200 specialized reference titles on a wide range of academic disciplines.

    Qurʾānic Studies Online, a collection of valuable resources for close readings of the Qur’ān.

    More reference sources
    The Canadian Encyclopedia
    Dictionary of Canadian Biography
    Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles
    Black Freedom Struggle in the United States

  • Reserves


    For more information about the Reserve Collection, see the Library Reserve Collection LibGuide.

  • Government documents

  • Access and copyright

    Database access

    All databases listed in the above sections may only be accessed by current Marianopolis students, faculty, and staff.


    The College’s Copyright Policy outlines the rules that the Marianopolis community must follow when using copyrighted material.

    Copibec’s exclusions list indicates the categories, works and publishers that are not covered by the College’s license with that organization. Under the College’s Copibec license, members of the College community may reproduce 10% or 25 pages (whichever is less) of a work that is intended specifically for college-level education, or 15% or any other book or periodical covered by the Copibec agreement. For reproductions that exceed that or to copy any items on the exclusions list, students should contact Information Services Librarian Matthew Flanagan and Marianopolis employees should consult the Copyright section of the Launchpad.

  • Loan periods and fines

    • To borrow Library items, students must present their Marianopolis College ID card.
    • At the time of checkout, students must take note of the date and time that their items are due.
    • If a student returns an item after its due date or due time, the item will be considered late and the student will be charged the corresponding fine.
    • A student may be fined for multiple late items.
    • When a student has unpaid fines that $4.00 and more, their borrowing privileges will be suspended. When the fine is paid, their borrowing privileges will be reinstated.
    • At the end of each semester, students must pay all outstanding fines. Failure to do so will result in a temporary block on the student’s Omnivox account. This temporary block prevents the student from viewing their grades and other information.
    Item Loan Period Fine per Item
    2-Hour Reserve 2 hours $2 per hour
    24-Hour Reserve 24 hours $1 per day
    3-Day Reserve 3 days $1 per day
    7-Day Reserve 7 days $1 per day
    Circulating Collection 2 weeks $0.50 per day
    DVD Videos 2 hours $2 per hour
    Music CDs 24 hours $1 per day
    Periodical Collection 2 hours $1 per day
    Reference Collection (these items must not leave the campus) 3 hours Full replacement cost of the item
    Abandoned items found on campus $2 per item
    Failure to return recalled items $20 per item
    Lost or stolen or damaged items Full replacement cost of the item
    Laptops Loss of borrowing privileges after 10 late returns

    Last updated September 13, 2021