Ask a Librarian

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NorQuest Library is dedicated to teaching students how to find and choose the most appropriate resources for assignments. We will help you do this efficiently, saving you valuable time.

Feel free to drop by the Information Desk if you have a question about your assignment or need help finding books and information. You can also check on the times and places for our Writing Centre too.


Are you a Distance Learner? Find out more about our Writing Centre for online students. Check out our helpful resource for Distance & Online Library Basics  for more information.

Tools, technology, and support available for students:
  • Books, magazines, audiobooks, DVDs and more
  • Digital content: e-books, articles, online video
  • Quiet study, media rooms
  • Citation help: APA and MLA


Make a Request

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The Library collection includes print and audiovisual materials, ebooks, online video and databases. You may request to have something considered for addition to the library collection.


Use the form on this page to request the following:

  • Reserves (items for 2 hour use in library)
  • Suggest a Purchase
  • Others (tell us your request)


Tools, technology, and support available:
  • Books, magazines, audiobooks, DVDs and more
  • Digital content: e-books, articles, online video
  • Quiet study, media rooms
  • Citation help: APA and MLA


Library Instruction Requests

The library is an essential part of the NorQuest Community, providing innovation and excellence in the delivery of library services and resources both face-to-face and at a distance. We champion the development of information literacy skills in our diverse college community.

Meet our Instruction Librarians:

  • Leah Townsend
  • Liz Fulton-Lyne (Associate Chair)
  • Lorisia MacLeod
  • Ngina wa Kaai
  • Sheena Sereda
We provide customized, assignment-specific library instruction to develop the research and information literacy skills of students. Instruction can be provided in your classroom, a computer lab or in the library.
View Instruction Menu


Liaison Librarians by Program


Use our new Self-Guided Tour to help your students learn about our new space!

Self-Guided Tour


See below for further resources for faculty.

Library Tutorials

Our library tutorials have been designed so students can learn on their own. Link to them in Moodle or show them in class. 

Faculty Support

Visit our Library Services for Faculty guide for complete information on our services for faculty.

What is Information Literacy?

Our Information Literacy Guide for NorQuest Faculty can answer that question and help you to incorporate information literacy into your curriculum.

Academic Integrity Orientation Guide

Visit this guide for information on how to set-up the AIO course for your class. 






Tutorial & Academic Coaching Services

Need extra help understanding course material, developing reading and writing skills, or fine-tuning your study strategies? Experienced tutor-coaches are available to help! Tutorial Services are free for all NorQuest students, and available online or in-person.

Learn more about Tutorial & Academic Coaching Services


Writing Centre

Writing Centre

The Writing Centre is a place where our students can build their skills and become more confident, independent writers.

Do you need help:

  • generating or clarifying ideas?
  • writing a thesis statement or organizing your essay?
  • using appropriate grammar and sentence structure?
  • doing research?
  • using proper citation and formatting a reference page?
  • revising and editing your work?

We offer:

  • In-person Drop-in sessions around campus
  • Online appointments for students taking their course online/distance or who are at a regional campus
  • Drop-in workshops on topics such as: APA citation, how to paraphrase, and tips for reading academic articles

Writing Centre Services

View the Writing Centre's full page to discover more about Drop-in schedule, resources, workshops, etc.

Learn more about the Writing Centre