All about the Library services during the pandemic

September 8, 2021

This page contains the most up-to-date information.

Wearing a surgical mask is mandatory at all times in the Library, but without distancing between individuals.

Access to the Library

The Library is open to all. Check our opening hours.

You must make a reservation to use a computer workstation in room L-7607 or a study room.

You may freely access (without a reservation) the other places and bookshelves. Please follow the rules in assigned areas for silent individual work. Teamwork is allowed in collaborative areas.

Bring your Polytechnique Montréal ID card and make sure you are aware of the sanitary instructions and the conditions of access to the buildings and services established by the institution.

Visitors from outside of the Polytechnique community: you must report to the staff at the Library entrance to indicate your presence and register.

Borrowing and returning documents

To find out how to borrow, visit our Borrowing page. If the document you are interested in is already on loan, you must reserve it.

Return of documents

You must return your documents in the Library bookdrop located at the Library entrance. 

Course Reserve

Books from the Reserve may be borrowed, one at a time, for a period of 24 hours, until further notice.

Interlibrary loan 

Do you need help with Interlibrary loan? Contact us at

Scan service

Journal articles and book chapters can be scanned and emailed, according to the fair dealing provisions of the Copyright Act. Visit our website to learn about our scan service.


To ensure you a smooth beginning of the year at Polytechnique Montréal, the Library offers webinars:

  • Resources and services provided by the Library View
  • Find journal articles in the Library databases – View

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We are available during Library hours to answer your questions and help you find the resources you need. Do not hesitate to contact us!

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