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Library resources to support Faculty research and teaching.

Your subject librarian & other Library help

Your Subject Librarian

Every department or program has a subject librarian who specializes in that area. Your subject librarian is your main support for your research or teaching activities and can help you with using Library resources effectively for your research, and by supporting your students through research consultations and research skills instruction and workshops.

Quick help 

If you need someone to get you started, or have a quick question, contact us at the main floor Help & Services desk (at the Waterloo Campus), through email or our online Ask Us chat service.

For more information on research help, see Library Research Assistance.

Research support

How to borrow or use our collections

Use your OneCard to borrow any of the circulating material from our collection. Online resources are available on or off campus through your network login.

Read our borrowing policies for faculty.

Borrowing books 

Omni contains books from the Laurier Library and 17 other participating Ontario libraries. You can request books through Omni from Laurier or any of the other Omni libraries for pickup at any Omni library. See Borrowing services for details.

For books not in Omni, use InterLibrary Loan. More information is available Request from Other Libraries.


Some articles are available through Omni, but specialized search tools are available for each discipline on our subject guides.

Other research materials

Research support services

Course reserves and copyright

Course Reserves

The Course Reserves Team assists with copyright and course reading needs. As soon as you are able to before classes start, just send a word document of citations to and we'll take care of sourcing, prepping, and copyright clearing the readings for you. Our course reserves system, Ares, also automatically integrates into MyLS via the Course Reserves tab so your students can access the readings for all of their courses from one centralised location.

What can you put on reserve?

  • Ebooks 
  • Book chapters
  • Journal articles
  • Links to streaming video
  • Links to streaming audio
  • Website pages

 Other reserve resources


The library provides copyright services to support the teaching function, including for Print on Demand, digital conversation, print/electronic course packs and scanning services. For more information see Copyright Services.

Research instruction for your students

Your subject librarian can deliver workships and instruction, in person or online, to help improve your students' research skills. We can also create customized online guides and tutorials, and support your students in other ways including:

  • Providing online MyLearningSpace content that you can use in your course, including our Understanding Plagiarism module.
  • Providing personalized support from within your course in MyLearningSpace. We can upload relevant Library resources and instructional content, alert students to Library services through email, or answer student questions through discussion boards. See how you can Add a librarian to your MyLearningSpace course.
  • Enhancing student critical digital literacy through our Digital Pedagogy program.

For more information see Library Instruction.


The Library supports faculty and students with disabilities through a variety of services. For more information see the Accessibility hub or contact our accessibility team at


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