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Luke Fera

Luke Fera '06
Biology Major

"LSSU has a great reputation for placing students in graduate and professional schools. Many of my classmates from LSSU are now pursuing graduate and professional studies at some of the finest universities in Canada and the United States."

"The student-faculty interaction and the ability to conduct research at the undergraduate level really helped me to achieve success in a competitive graduate program. My professors at LSSU were always interested in helping us succeed."

Luke Fera of Sault Ste. Marie graduated from LSSU in 2006 with a degree in biology and is now working toward a master's degree in epidemiology at University of Western Ontario in London. He plans to continue his studies in the medical sciences.

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Guided Tour

Kenneth J. Shouldice Library

Opened in 1971, the library underwent an $12 million expansion in 1994, doubling its size. Besides books, the library houses an audio/visual center, classrooms, auditorium, faculty/staff offices, computer labs and an interactive television classroom/studio. The library is named for Dr. Kenneth Shouldice, longtime LSSC president who led the campus through an extensive building campaign in the late 1960s and 1970s.

The Kenneth J. Shouldice Library is an instructional resources center open to all: students, faculty, and staff of LSSU, and members of the community and region. A highly trained staff is available to help you meet diverse informational and computing needs.

The collection consists of over 130,000 volumes and 850 periodical subscriptions, as well as 75,000 microforms and nearly 1,000 items in various formats. The on-line catalog, Voyager, provides access to our collection. The library provides wireless access throughout its three floors, and ample computer stations to access the Internet or one of the many databases available. Ample room to study comfortably with seating for over 350 is available as well as individual and group study rooms. For the latest information, visit our Website at:

The circulation desk is the service point for a number of activities, including checking out library materials, class reserves, picking up Interlibrary Loan orders, and obtaining printouts from printing requests sent from library computers. Circulation staff can answer questions and offer assistance in using the library computers and equipment when a reference librarian is unavailable. Community members are welcome to use both the library and check-out materials.

The Gallery: The library maintains an exceptional gallery at the entrance to the facility and is open for viewing during regular library hours. Exhibits for the Gallery, located on the main floor, must be approved by the Gallery Committee and comply with the exhibit policies for “The Gallery.”

Library services for regional center students: The KJS Library offers support services for regional students through its Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and Reference departments. The ILL department provides document delivery of books, government documents, and periodical articles sent directly to the student’s address. Reference assistance is available by e-mail:, by telephone: 906-635-2167 or via fax at: 906-635-2193.

Reference librarians are available from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. , Monday-Friday, and from 7-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday during the academic year. Summer and semester break hours are from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. , Monday-Friday. For further information, visit our Website at:

Libarary - Photo Gallery

For additional information on various policies and services listed below, see our Website at:

  • Circulation
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Special purpose programs
  • Computer use
  • Video tapes
  • Gifts
  • Reserves
  • Overdues
  • Donations

Personal education...

Caroline Demary-Elliott

Caroline Demary-Elliott
Mathematics - Secondary Education

"Not only is LSSU close and convenient to my home in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, but the atmosphere is very welcoming. All of the staff and students seem to be really open, and the teacher-to-student ratio is very personal, unlike larger universities." [ more ]

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