Course reserves reminder for faculty

Aug 11, 2015 -

Beat the September rush! Submit your course readings now. During this peak time allow more time for processing and indicate priority to ensure students have access to course readings for the first week of classes.

The Library is here to assist you. Click on Course Readings on the Library homepage ( to submit reserve course lists (Ares). Login with your Network user name and password.

Construction scheduled for parking lot behind Library

Aug 5, 2015 -

Beginning Thursday Aug. 6th, reconstruction and paving will be completed in the parking lot (lot 12) behind the Waterloo campus Library.

There will be no access to the lot or rear entrance of the Library during this time. This lot is currently designated for reserved permit holders only and will not affect gold permit parking.

The project is expected to be completed approximately Aug. 14th, weather permitting.

If you have any concerns, please contact Laurier's Parking office at x3032 or

Lisa Quinn appointed associate director, WLU Press

Jul 24, 2015 -

Wilfrid Laurier University Press is pleased to announce that Lisa Quinn has been appointed to the role of associate director.

Reporting to Press Director Brian Henderson, Quinn is tasked with providing managerial oversight to the Press’s editorial and production teams, as well as handling acquisitions.

Employment opportunity – Laurier Archives hiring graduate student assistant

Jul 16, 2015 -
The Laurier Archives is pleased to announce that it is a hiring a part time graduate student assistant in Fall 2015.

Drew Hayden Taylor named 2016 Edna Staebler Laurier Writer in Residence

Jul 9, 2015 -

Fiction writer and playwright Drew Hayden Taylor has been chosen as Wilfrid Laurier University’s incoming Edna Staebler Laurier Writer in Residence (WIR). Taylor is the award-winning author of 27 books, including adult and young-adult (YA) fiction as well as plays and essays. Taylor will be the fourth writer to hold the WIR position, fulfilling his term at Laurier from January to April 2016.

Second Joan Mitchell Travel Award winner explores Archives' Lutheran collections

Jul 9, 2015 -
PhD student Elliot Worsfold, who is studying German identity in Canada, discovered a fascinating letter by Laurier's first-ever graduate.

Three librarians to join Laurier Library

Jun 23, 2015 -
Nazia Sheikh and Yanli Li have been appointed as School of Business and Economics Librarians, while Mark Weiler has been appointed as Web and User Experience Librarian.

WLU Press author Neal McLeod wins Gabrielle Roy Prize

Jun 4, 2015 -

WLU Press author Neal McLeod has won the 2014 Gabrielle Roy Prize (English section) for his edited collection Indigenous Poetics in Canada. In addition, Larissa Lai, also a WLU Press author, was one of four finalists for the prize with her book Slanting I, Imagining We: Asian Canadian Literary Production in the 1980s and 1990s.

The prize was awarded at a reception held by the Association of Canadian and Quebec Literature on May 30 in Ottawa.

Enhancements made to Library website

May 25, 2015 -

Since the launch of the new Library website in September 2013, we have been listening to the feedback of our user community1, and we decided to make a few enhancements. We believe that the changes align with the community feedback and our goals of enhancing student success and advancing research and scholarly communication.

The following is a list of changes:

Library closed Victoria Day

May 13, 2015 -

Laurier Library locations will be closed Saturday through Monday of the Victoria Day long weekend, reopening Tuesday morning.

This applies the Waterloo Campus Library, the Social Work Library, and the Brantford Digital Library and Learning Commons. (The Brantford Public Library will be open Saturday and Sunday, closed Monday.)

For complete information on our hours of operation, visit

We hope you have a safe and enjoyable holiday!