Grouped together under the name Specialized Documentation and Information Department (Service de documentation et d’information spécialisées, SDIS), they offer more than 50,000 documents in digital or printed format available for borrowing by its community and certain partners such as the Geological Survey of Canada.
All online services remain available. However, physical access to the libraries is very limited.
Both the student and faculty communities, as well as INRS graduates and staff, can find documents to borrow in Sofia, the bilingual catalog of collections and services common to all university libraries in Quebec. Theses loans are possible under the BCI Partenariat des bibliothèques universitaires québécoises. In some cases, certain external users may borrow documents, under certain conditions.
SDIS ensures the accessibility, availability, and efficient use of information and documentation, to support instruction, research, and creation in the various INRS entities and their areas of practice.
In addition to support for lending between 18 Quebec university libraries with the Sofia search tool, borrowing and renewing between INRS libraries, and depositing a digital document in EspaceINRS, the person in charge of the library can help you find documentation, organize your information, write scientific texts, find the best places to publish them, understand copyright, and more.
Library users have access to a wide variety of resources and services.
Training is offered on a regular basis to help the student community use all the tools and orient them to the world of information, publishing and documentation.
Library staff are available to answer your questions Monday through Friday. Please note that the opening hours of the service desks are variable and that certain time slots are offered by appointment only.
Library users can count on the assistance of qualified resource people for research, access and management of information in all its forms, including digital and geospatial data and research data management.
If you need help, contact our librarians.