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As of September 25, 2018, for cane users the exterior wall to automatic front doors is long and straight. Large potted plants are landmarks for nearing door entrance.

The Laurier community can find library services and collections at the Brantford campus in the Digital Library and Learning Commons in Grand River Hall and the Brantford Public Library.


Students and faculty will find library resources and services at two physical locations at the Brantford Campus: 

  • the Digital Library and Learning Commons in Grand River Hall: librarians and study spaces
  • the Brantford Public Library: library collections and study spaces


Building Spaces

Digital Library and Learning Commons 

Located on lower level of Grand River Hall at 171 Colborne Street

For summer 2024, Grand River Hall requires a One Card to access the building. 

The DLLC space features study areas, computer work stations, access to electronic resources, a public access computer for alumni, and on-site librarians trained to help students and faculty members with their research.

Please note: for summer 2024, study space at the Digital Library and Learning Commons is currently available for students and faculty rather than the general public or Alumni. If summer access is needed for accessibility purposes, please contact the library's accessibility staff. Access to the Gaming Library is suspended at this time.

Brantford Public Library

Library Help

The Library provides a Chat Service where you can chat live with library staff.  You can email for assistance or phone the Library Help desk at 548-889-5237 during staffed library hours. 

For more research support, there are three librarians based in Brantford:

  • CJ Nyssen, Law and Criminology
  • Irene Tencinger, Indigenous Studies, Human Rights and Human Diversity, Social and Environmental Justice
  • Pauline Dewan, Health Studies, Youth and Children’s Studies, Languages

Other subject librarians can be contacted for virtual support. You can always contact as well.

The Library has created tutorials on using the library and doing research.


The Brantford Public Library houses a collection of Laurier print books and other materials. Material from other campus libraries and other participating universities can be requested through Omni.  You can visit the libraries in-person or request them to be delivered to Brantford Public Library for pick-up or one of the Library’s other locations.  We also provide a Mail on Demand service where we will ship the material directly to you. Articles and chapters can be requested through the Scan on Demand service.

The Library has many online resources, books, articles, and videos. These can be accessed by current students, staff and faculty. You can search for items in Omni, databases, or journals. For resources for a specific subjects, we provide Subject Guides

Course Readings are available through Ares, often via a link in your course in MyLearningSpace.


Building Hours

To see building hours past this week, visit the extended hours view.

Sunday (July 21):


Monday (July 22):

9:30 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesday (July 23):

9:30 am to 8:00 pm

Wednesday (July 24):

9:30 am to 8:00 pm

Thursday (July 25):

9:30 am to 8:00 pm

Friday (July 26):

9:30 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday (July 27):

9:30 am to 5:00 pm


The Brantford Public Library and Laurier Brantford Library are located at the south-west corner of Colborne and Market street, along the 1, 9 and 14 bus routes. Please visit the Brantford Transit website for more information.


Parking is available for two hours or less on the downtown streets surrounding the Library. Paid parking is also available at the Market Centre Parkade located behind the Library. Please visit the Laurier parking website or the City of Brantford parking website for more information on parking in downtown Brantford.

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