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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

Online Resources and Services

The Library has many resources and services that you can access remotely, from ebooks and databases to our online chat service, Ask a Librarian. 

Librarian Consultations: Online and Email

Your Subject Specialist Librarian is available to help you with finding reliable information for assignments, research, and citation guides and tools:


Get research help from anywhere! Click on the “Ask a Librarian” button at the bottom of our website to start chatting (find hours here). We can help you:

  • Find resources on a topic
  • Locate a specific book or article
  • Use citation guides

Online Resources

Sign In from Off Campus

When you are off campus, select an online resource and sign in with your Student/Staff ID and Network password when prompted. This the same login you use for Canvas.

Access to the Library’s Print Books and Resources

You can request that print resources from the North Oshawa or Social Science, Humanities and Education libraries be mailed to your home or for in-person pickup at the North Oshawa Library. To do so, place a REQUEST in the book record in Omni.

More detailed instructions: How to request a book

Within the limits of copyright law, the Library can digitize single book chapters and articles. To make a request use the DIGITZATION REQUEST button in the item record in Omni.

More detailed instructions: How to submit a digitization request

Workshops & Events

Check out our online workshops and events.

Faculty Tips

Consult the Library’s copyright guidelines, which include quick tips for shifting your course from in-person to online. You can also email with questions.

Share links to Library online resources with your students, in Canvas and elsewhere. You can create permanent links to individual resources in a few ways:

  • When starting from a Library database, look for links or buttons on the resource page that say things like “Permalink” or “Embed.”
  • Use the proxy prefix instructions below to build your own permanent links.

Use the following proxy prefix before the URL for an online article or other electronic resource:

Follow these steps to create stable links to Library e-resources from off campus:

  1. Add the proxy prefix to the beginning of the URL:
  2. Delete any dashes or hyphens from the resource’s base URL and replace with dots, following normal URL conventions:
  3. Remove proxy information from the middle of the resource URL, if present:

If you have difficulty or need assistance, please contact for support.

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