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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

From the University Librarian

A message from the University Librarian

Updated November 2023

Catherine Davidson

Hello, and welcome!

We’re delighted that you have become a member of the Ontario Tech community and we look forward to seeing you in person in either of our two library locations – at the North Oshawa and Downtown campuses.  We have an amazing team of library professionals who are dedicated to helping ensure your success throughout your time at Ontario Tech.  Here’s what you can expect to find when you visit:

We offer extensive collections, warm and inviting learning spaces and diverse services and programming delivered by the welcoming, knowledgeable library team.

Highlights of these services and supports include: 

  • Help in navigating complex information resources in order to discover, evaluate and ethically use resources needed to be successful, delivered in person and virtually, one-on-one and in-class formats.
  • Curated online guides and resources focused on specialized information sources and topics by discipline (e.g. business and legal research; technical standards; data and statistics) 
  • Assistance in locating resources from other libraries through interlibrary loan
  • Faculty-identified course readings placed on short-term loans.
  • Responding to copyright inquiries and developing citation guides
  • Access to media and technology tools such as a 3D printing service, digital recording room, and loanable equipment (laptops, chargers, etc).
  • Diverse study spaces such as bookable group study rooms, silent, and low-volume spaces.

Some excellent jump-off points to learn more about what we have to offer include our Library homepage:the library homepage


Whether you are a student, teaching faculty or researcher, we are here to help.  Your library is truly the heart of the campus and we look forward to welcoming you, both in person and virtually, via phone, chat or email.  Hope to see you soon!

Catherine Davidson

The North Oshawa Library at night

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