Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Age-Friendly University and the Library

Ontario Tech is committed to becoming a more inclusive and accessible part of our community.

What is an Age-Friendly University?

Ontario Tech is one of a handful of Canadian universities to receive the Age-Friendly University (AFU) designation from the AFU Global Network. 

Ontario Tech University is committed to becoming a more inclusive and accessible part of our community. Browse this guide to learn more about the Ontario Tech Library and how you can use our library services.

Ontario Tech Libraries

Ontario Tech University Library Spaces

Ontario Tech has two library locations; one on the North Oshawa Campus, and the other at 61 Charles St. in downtown Oshawa.

The North Oshawa Campus library has approximately 700 study spaces available in a mixture of soft seating, open tables and study carrels.  The library has 5 floors, split into areas that allow for different levels of noise and food or drink.

  • Our beautiful Dixon-Alger Fireside Reading Room features exposed brick, an electric fireplace, and a two-storey glass wall overlooking Polonsky Commons and the reflecting pond. 
  • There are approximately 12 desktop computers on the first floor.  Staff can help you gain access to approved databases.

The Social Science, Humanities, and Education Library is located on the main floor in the former Alger Press Building at 61 Charles St. There is a mixture of soft seating, open study space, and study carrels.

  • Group study tables, study carrels, soft seating and 6 computer workstations.
  • Gorgeous Sleightholm Education Room features a wall of windows, filling the space with natural light.