Off-campus access issue November 20

Nov 21, 2013 -
From the evening of November 20 to the morning of November 21, a problem with our off-campus proxy server.

In new program, mobile student assistants to help Library users

Oct 30, 2013 -

In a new pilot program, a team of student Library assistants, armed with seven-inch Android tablets, will be on the move in Laurier’s Waterloo campus Library.

The roving student assistants can help users with tasks such as using the self-checkout machines and finding reserve and hold items, and will also monitor noise levels in various locations. 

Archives adds 1921-2013 convocation materials to Digital Collection

Oct 22, 2013 -

The Laurier Archives has added a wide range of convocation materials to its Digital Collection, available at

The collection of 439 documents, spanning 1921 to 2013, includes convocation programs, baccalaureate service programs, invitations, and dance cards. New records will be added to the collection after each future convocation period. 

Construction begins on new Digital Library and Learning Commons on Laurier's Brantford campus

Oct 16, 2013 -

Construction on a new Digital Library and Learning Commons (DLLC) commenced Oct. 16 on Laurier’s Brantford campus.

The new space, which is located on the lower level of Grand River Hall, will include student study and group-work areas, a service desk for research questions, computer work stations, on-site offices for Laurier Brantford librarians, and other features designed to facilitate student success.

Laurier Brantford’s physical library collections will remain housed at the Brantford Public Library following the opening of the new space.

NWT Minister of Environment and Natural Resources visits Laurier Archives

Oct 15, 2013 -

On Oct. 11 the Laurier Archives hosted a visit by Laurier faculty members and senior officials from the university and the government of Canada’s Northwest Territories. 

The visitors, including The Honourable J. Michael Miltenberger, The Northwest Territories' Minister of Environment and Natural Resources (as well as other portfolios), spoke with Archives staff and perused the university’s collection on the environmental conservation movement in Canada, considered the best such collection in the country.

New group study room now open!

Oct 10, 2013 -
The new study room is situated in room 2-210, at the south end of the building's main floor near the Digital Studio.

Library assessment group thanks users for comments

Oct 8, 2013 -
We received a total of 105 responses to our recent call for feedback via flipchart.

New access procedures for postal code resources

Oct 7, 2013 -

A number of important changes have been made to the licence that governs the access and use of the following Canada Post postal code products distributed by Statistics Canada:

US Government shutdown affecting resources

Oct 3, 2013 -

Although the U.S. Government shutdown is affecting access to various services and websites, alternate routes to U.S. government information (e.g. digital resources, paper and fiche) may be available. Please contact Laurier's Government Information Librarian, Hélène LeBlanc, for help.

Some examples of alternatives for databases include the following:

Faculty and grad students can now place holds on Waterloo campus Library books

Oct 2, 2013 -

Faculty and graduate students at the Waterloo campus can now place holds on Laurier Library books located at the Waterloo campus Library.

When you place a hold, the book will be retrieved from the shelves, placed on the new holds shelves located just inside the Library entrance, and held six days for you to pick up. 

This is an extension of our existing holds service which allows holds on books from other Laurier campus libraries, the University of Guelph and the University of Waterloo.