The Library has relocated to a modular space beside the Sports Complex while renovations to transform the John Bassett Library into a Learning Commons are underway. Follow our transformation progress.

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  • On Friendship

    On Friendship

    By Alexander Nehamas “Friendship is, without question, one of life’s great gifts. …In On Friendship, the acclaimed philosopher Alexander Nehamas launches a far-ranging investigation into this crucial feature of our …Read More »

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John Bassett Memorial Library

The John Bassett Memorial Library exists to provide members of the Bishop’s community with library resources and services that support the instructional and research programs of the university. Originally built in 1959 to house the University’s library and archives collection, this library is, in may respects, at the centre of campus life at Bishop’s. Situated on the west side of the University’s famous “Quad”, the building is a hive of activity throughout the academic year as students, faculty, staff and the community take advantage of all the library has to offer.

We invite you to virtually explore our Library section for further details on the information and services available at the John Bassett Memorial Library.