Just like students and faculty, all staff of Wilfrid Laurier University have full access to the collections and services of the Laurier Library. We welcome you to let us help you and support you in your work, private learning, and fun!
Borrowing books and other items: You will need your OneCard ID card to borrow any of the circulating material from our collection. Our catalogue includes everything in the University of Waterloo and University of Guelph collections which you can visit and borrow or request as well. Our collection, as you know, is primarily academic, but this now includes material like graphic novels, literature, music, and films.
- Read our borrowing policies for staff.
- Information about finding books and information about the basic kinds of things in our collection you may be interested in. Library staff are always happy to help you find what you need.
Online resources: You have access to all the electronic resources in the Library’s collection. Most of our databases are for research and education purposes but many also have entertainment value such as our streaming music and video collections. We also have useful legal resources (e.g. QuickLaw), newspapers (e.g. Canadian Newsstream), and government reports. And you can access any of our online resources from off campus using your Network login username and password, the same as for your email.
- Browse our electronic resource collection. Library staff are always happy to help you find and use what you need.
Requesting items from other libraries: Although we try to collect as much of what our staff, students and faculty need, we can never have everything. For those times, we can request what you would like from other library’s collections, whether from down the street or around the world.
Requesting assistance: Please feel free to call, email, use our chat box, or come in person to ask about what we can do and get for you. There are service desks in our Waterloo and Kitchener locations. For more in depth assistance, you can “Book a Librarian” at any of our locations. You can visit the Laurier librarians in the Digital Library and Learning Commons located in Grand River Hall.
Computers and other equipment: We have over a hundred computers available in the Waterloo Campus Library, plus printers, copiers, scanners and other equipment that you can use. There are also a few stations in the Kitchener Social Work Library, and about a dozen in the Brantford Digital Learning Commons.
- Learn about computer workstations in the Library.
- Learn about printing, copying and scanning in the Library.
Accessibility: Just like the rest of the institution, the Library takes seriously our responsibilities to support access to information resources and services to all. To that end, we make available our resources and services through accessible tools and options: screen reading software, height adjustable workstations, private study rooms, and we can help get you the alternative formats you may need.
Events and exhibits: For a while now, the Library has hosted music and literary events and with the addition of the Gallery into our family, we have exhibit space for displaying the work of local artists. Come visit the library and enjoy the creativity around you!