TRELLIS Update July 21

Jul 14, 2014 -

On July 21, 2014, between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Laurier and its partners in the TriUniversity Group of Libraries (TUG) will be implementing the most recent version of the TRELLIS catalogue system.

This update is required in order to improve Primo/TRELLIS interoperability, and will dramatically improve the accessibility of TRELLIS.

You can test drive this update now by visiting the new version of TRELLIS.

Selfie-directed learning a snap

Jul 9, 2014 -
Laurier Librarian Anne Kelly participates in innovative group teaching project

Services and Help Desk now on Floor 3

Jul 4, 2014 -
The desk has returned early to its official temporary location on Floor 3, between the main stairwell and elevators.

Laurier Archives hosts over 1,000 middle-school students

Jul 2, 2014 -
Young students get a taste of primary-source research as Archives added to the JUMP program.

Canada Day holiday closures

Jun 25, 2014 -
The Waterloo campus Library is open Monday but closed Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday.

Photocopying currently unavailable

Jun 18, 2014 -

Photocopying is currently unavailable in the Waterloo campus Library. We are working with our campus partners to restore this functionality as soon as possible. Until we can do so, please consider one of the following options:

TriUniversity Group commences project to optimize collection space across libraries

Jun 6, 2014 -

The Tri-University Group of Libraries (TUG) is continuing its collaborative collection approach by examining older, low-use and widely available books.

Working with Sustainable Collection Services (SCS) to analyze the data and inform our decisions, the project is focused on identifying and removing duplicate copies from the universities’ collections. This optimization is ensuring that a copy remains in the collections and thus available for use.

Demolition phase of Library renovations completed

May 26, 2014 -

The first phase of the renovations to Laurier’s Waterloo campus Library has now been completed.

This phase of the project involved the removal of the elevated concrete podium along the east side of the Library, which has been closed in recent years due to its deteriorated structural condition.

In the upcoming second phase, a new, universally accessible, entrance to the building will be constructed, with work scheduled to be completed by the end of the summer.

Library closed for Victoria Day long weekend

May 16, 2014 -

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!

Waterloo campus Library experiencing printer issues

May 8, 2014 -
A limited number of computers are available for printing. Printing is also available in Room 1E5 of the Arts Building. We apologize for the inconvenience.