With the successful launch of Omni on December 17, we are now pleased to forgive all currently outstanding overdue fines for all our Laurier students, faculty, staff and community borrowers (see exceptions heading below)! This action is being taken to support the shift to the new fines policies in Omni. The changes to affected user accounts will take place prior to January 31, 2020.
Wilfrid Laurier migrated to a new library system (Omni) in late December along with the Universities of Waterloo, Guelph and 11 other Ontario universities. While this new system creates some significant enhancements, the migration process has also created a temporary issue where some current loans from the University of Waterloo or the University of Guelph may not be visible in your Omni “My Library Account” (upper right hand corner, under “Menu”).
Dear Faculty, Students and Staff,
The Laurier Library is proud to announce that Omni is now live for our community. The transition from our previous system (Primo) is now complete. Omni is your new academic search tool and library system that replaces Primo.
All Laurier users can now place holds/recalls from other Omni libraries (including Waterloo and Guelph). Note: holds/recalls are now called “Requests” in Omni.
We are currently only 8 weeks away from the start of Winter classes, and with the University being closed for 2 of those weeks over the holidays, now is the best time to get ahead of the rush and submit your readings for inclusion in the Library's course reserves system (Ares)! This is especially important this year as the course reserves office will have a week of some planned system downtime from December 4th through 10th for a system switchover which could affect processing times.
What kind of readings can be placed in Ares?
The Omni search and library system platform is coming soon.
The Laurier Library along with its TUG Library partners (Guelph and Waterloo) will be running a library fines forgiveness program starting Tuesday October 15. No library fines will be charged as of this date for regular loan materials up to December 9th. The exceptions to this program will be course reserve materials and recalled books, which will have fines applied for late returns.
Throughout the month of October we celebrate LGBTQ+ History month.
The library wants to celebrate the history of the LGBTTQQIAAP (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, ally, pansexual) community by highlighting some of the important and varied resources that you can find at the Wilfrid Laurier Library. The resources highlighted here touch on the experience of the LGBTQ+ community in Canada, the United States and across the globe.
Faculty members: submit your readings now for Fall/Winter 2019/2020 term. When submitting readings, it is a good idea to tag them by week so that the reserve staff are able to prioritize requests and ensure that materials will be ready for your students at the beginning of the term.
Library staff may also be make available through electronic reserves: