High school students

Orientation sessions

The Laurier Library offers senior level high school students an opportunity to gain experience with library research at the university level.

Contact with the Library's High School Liaison Coordinator is initiated by the high school teacher or school librarian. Each class visit to the Library is intended as an integral component of the students' current advanced research project. Scheduling of these visits must take into account the Library's busy times (November, February and March), but some flexibility exists for booking groups.

Typically the group (of 20-25 students) will be given an introduction to the layout of the building followed by instruction on the use of several appropriate resources. Opportunity is given for the students to work on their assignments after the introduction and instruction. Groups are welcome to stay for 1/2 day sessions, allowing the students to experience the research process and enhance their library skills.

High school research vs. university research

Laurier Library has prepared a helpful video describing many of the differences between high school research and university level research. Students are encouraged to watch the tutorial before arriving at the library. Other video tutorials covering many library topics are also available.

Borrowing privileges

High school students are eligible for a free library card granting in person borrowing privileges at any library within the TriUniversity (TUG) Library consortium: Laurier, the University of Waterloo and the University of Guelph.

To obtain a library card, fill in the online registration form. You will be notified by email when the card is ready to be picked up.

The card is valid for the school year, from September 1 to May 30 (renewable for students returning to highschool in the fall). Students may borrow a total of 20 books from the circulating collections of the TUG libraries. Loan period is two weeks. Books may be renewed online or in person.

High school students may visit any of the TUG libraries and access electronic resources (journals, databases) on site. Ask staff at the service desk for directions to the public access workstations on main and 3rd floor.

For further information contact Julie Schnurr, the Library's High School Liaison Co-ordinator at 519-884-0710 x3477.

We are committed to providing programs and services accessible to all students and faculty. Please contact us if you require accommodation for a disability during any of our workshops.