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High School Students

Library services for local high school students.

Orientation sessions

The Laurier Library offers senior level high school students an opportunity to gain experience with library research at the university level.

Contact with the Library's High School Liaison Coordinator is initiated by the high school teacher or school librarian. Each class visit to the Library is intended as an integral component of the students' current advanced research project. Scheduling of these visits must take into account the Library's busy times (November, February and March), but some flexibility exists for booking groups.

Typically the group (of 20-25 students) will be given an introduction to the layout of the building followed by instruction on the use of several appropriate resources. Opportunity is given for the students to work on their assignments after the introduction and instruction. Groups are welcome to stay for 1/2 day sessions, allowing the students to experience the research process and enhance their library skills.

High school research vs. university research

Laurier Library has prepared a helpful video describing many of the differences between high school research and university level research. Students are encouraged to watch the tutorial before arriving at the library. Other video tutorials covering many library topics are available.

Borrowing privileges

High school students are eligible for a free library card granting in person borrowing privileges at Laurier that follows the same process as our Community Borrowers.

To obtain a library card, please email and we can get you started on the process.

The card is valid for one calendar year. Students may borrow a total of 20 books. Loan period for books is 14 days. Loan period for DVDs and audio CDs is three days. Items may be renewed online or in person.

High school students may visit the Laurier Library and access electronic resources (journals, databases) on site. Ask staff at the service desk for directions to the public access workstations on main and 3rd floor. A limited collection of electronic resources is available from off campus for all patrons including high school students.

For further information contact Hélène LeBlanc,


PLEASE NOTE:  Currently, the Laurier Library can not offer this service in-house, during the Fall 2023 school term, due to technical difficulties.  Please contact Hélène to explore online (virtual) class possibilities, including potential in-Library sessions for the January to March, 2024 timeframe.


We are committed to providing programs and services accessible to all students and faculty. Please contact us if you require accommodation for a disability during any of our workshops.

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Last Updated: December 14, 2023 10:18am