Facilities, Environment and Services

Identification Cards

Students in the B.P.S. program are expected to carry their ID cards with them at all times. The on-line process for obtaining an ID card is outlined in registration materials provided to accepted students. The first card is free, and any subsequent card requested will be charged a minimal fee.

Loss of an ID card or any problems with one should be immediately reported. Temporary cards are not issued. Replacement fees for a card are nonrefundable. However, if students find their original cards, they may have them reactivated free of charge.


Students in the Ontario program have full access to Niagara University’s library through myNU.

Research Assistance

If you need immediate assistance, such as obtaining passwords to get into NU databases from off campus, you can contact the library reference desk by sending an e-mail to reflib@niagara.edu or by calling 716.286.8022 to speak to the reference librarian personally. Reference librarians are on duty all hours the library is open.

Do Research 24/7 From Your Home or Office

The library provides remote access through the World Wide Web to most of its databases, which means you can access millions of magazine, journal and newspaper articles. There are many research resources including databases with access to full-text, scholarly journal articles and quality websites specific to your major and program within the library databases.

If you need an article from a journal, we will photocopy it from the print collection, or if we don’t own it, we will obtain a copy from another institution and have the article delivered to you via email, to your Ontario location, or by mail to your home.

Borrowing Materials

The library’s collection consists of 200,000 books and 28,000 periodical titles in print and electronic formats that support your research needs. Your university ID card is your library card, and you may borrow and keep out 25 books at a time. If you need books that the library owns, you can visit the library in person or fill out the online request form. We will deliver the book to you at your Ontario location.

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery

All enrolled students can request books from the NU library collection. Remember, you can use local Canadian public libraries as an additional resource to obtain materials not available from the NU library collection. If you need an article from a journal, we will photocopy it from our print collection. If we don’t own it, we will obtain a copy from another institution and have it delivered to you via email.

Fax Service

The library can send or receive your personal faxes up to 10 pages in length.


School Year

Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–Midnight
Friday: 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon–Midnight


Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

For more information, please call 716.286.8000 or visit our website at https://niagara.libguides.com/ontario.