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.

Library

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 email 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 On-Campus Room, 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.

Hours

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

Summer

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 www.niagara.edu/library.

Academic Success Center

The services available for graduate students through the Academic Success Center include writing assistance and support for students with disabilities.

The Writing Center offers help to all enrolled students with their writing at any point in the process. There are two locations:

  • the Office of Academic Support on the first floor of Seton Hall
  • the library behind the reference desk on the main floor

Center hours are posted at the beginning of each semester at www.niagara.edu/oas-writing-center-hours. Students can sign up to meet with a tutor by logging into their myNU under the “Resources” tab and clicking on Writing Center Registration. For more information, please contact Martha Krupa, Coordinator of Tutorial Services, at 716.286.8075 or mkrupa@niagara.edu.

Graduate students with documented disabilities are eligible to receive reasonable accommodations such as time extensions for tests, in-class notetaking support, and other types of accommodations each semester. Students must contact the Disability Services staff each semester to request assistance. For more information, please go to www.niagara.edu/oas-disability-services.

Career Services

Career Services provides students and alumni with the best possible assistance in developing and achieving their career objectives as they work toward the goal of lifelong career satisfaction. The office also facilitates internship placements and the award of academic credit for work-integrated learning. For more information about career opportunities and internships, students and alumni can contact Career Services in Bailo Hall, 716.286.8530, or careers@niagara.edu.

Counseling Services

The Counseling Services Office offers professional mental health counseling that gives students an opportunity to explore and share any situation, question or difficulty they may be experiencing. Counseling can help students, learn how to use resources and develop a wellness lifestyle.

The office is committed to providing assistance to students who may be dealing with everyday life stressors and more difficult circumstances. Services offered include:

  • individual and group mental health counseling;
  • personal wellness counseling;
  • medication management support groups;
  • workshops;
  • consultation; and
  • substance use assessment and referral.

All counseling sessions are confidential.

For more information visit https://niagarau.ca/students-and-alumni/student-affairs/counseling-services.