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Northern College Library: Visit Us

Northern College's Timmins, Kirkland Lake, and Haileybury campuses boast unique, warm, and welcoming library spaces where students can make use of a variety of study/learning environments. 


Haileybury Campus


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The quaint little multi-level library boasts 6 new study carrels for quiet individual study, large tables for group study.

Students can perform research or complete assignments at one of the seven computer workstations or plug in to use their own portable devices. Wi-Fi is available throughout the library.

This campus has partnered with the Temiskaming Shores Public Library to hold the Haileybury satellite's collection of fiction, young adult fiction, children’s picture books, some non-fiction, and some French literature.







Kirkland Lake Campus

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The Kirkland Lake campus library is a bright, open space where students can sit and enjoy a great read, study for the next test or complete and print their assignments at provided workstations. 



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Justine Splane



My name is Justine Splane. I'm the Library Technician for the Kirkland lake Campus. I graduated from Nipissing University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts. I then attended Western University, graduating with a Master's in Library and Information Science.

Afterwards, I worked at the Bracebridge Public Library before coming to Northern College in my current role.


Timmins Campus

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Our Timmins campus library overlooks picturesque Porcupine Lake and offers students a sunny place to kick back and read a magazine, do research or study while enjoying a hot coffee or a snack. 

Full-time library technicians Shannon Arsenault and Alexis Edl are always on hand to help staff or students with their research, find new teaching resources, answer copyright and library-related questions. Students can use our group study rooms equipped with teleconferencing capabilities or study silently in our quiet study spaces.

Six study rooms are available for group work.  Rooms can be booked at the Circulation Desk on a daily or weekly basis. 

Please Note: Groups of two or larger may book a room for up to 2 hours a day. If a group is more than 15 minutes late the booking is forfeit.  Personal property should not be left unattended in the rooms.

Audiovisual, videoconferencing, and interactive learning equipment is available upon request.


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Shannon Arsenault


Hello Northern College,

My name is Shannon Arsenault, and I am the Senior Library/Copyright Technician for the Northern College Learning Resource Centres. A graduate of Northern’s Business Administration and Office Administration programs, I began my library career at the Timmins Public Library, where I worked in every department for 13 years. During my time at the public library, I studied Library and Information Technology from Mohawk College, and in 2011 I jumped into a part-time role with the LRC at Northern that quickly became the full-time position I currently hold.

When I’m not hard at work, you can find me spending time with my family, hiking, kayaking or travelling our beautiful country. Since my start with the college, our print collections have diminished to reflect more streamlined, relevant resources, and our digital collections have soared. While I am passionate about literacy, my main focus at Northern is that our faculty and students have equitable access to a plethora of relevant and reliable teaching and learning resources regardless of whether they are on or off-campus. Whether you are searching for a scholarly article, a video, open resources or a program-specific database, I can help you find the answers you seek. Through the use of our virtual reference desk, the library can deliver those answers quickly to any device when you need them.


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Alexis Edl



My name is Alexis Edl. I started my career at Northern during my high school co-op. In 2015 I began working PT as a library clerk, and in 2017 I secured a full-time position as a library technician. I studied LIT at Confederation College.

My goal in life is to travel and learn about the culture and history of places worldwide and eat fabulous food everywhere I go! 

My professional goal is to continue in a library setting, helping students succeed. My favourite part of working in the LRC at Northern is introducing students and faculty to over 70 research databases or one of our many subject guides.


Ask the Library

Text @ 705-302-1076

Library Open Hours


Monday to Friday 8am-4pm (Closed for lunch)
Saturday & Sunday Closed

Kirkland Lake

Monday to Friday 8am-4pm (Closed for Lunch 12-1)
Saturday & Sunday Closed


Monday to Friday 8am-4pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed