Library locations with a short description
Location Short description

Laurier's Waterloo campus Library is a hub of activity at the west end of campus, adjacent to Martin Luther University College and Dr. Alvin Woods Building. Receiving well over half a million visits each academic year, the Library contains approximately 800 group and individual study spaces; public-use computers, printers and scanners; and over one million printed books and archival items. The Library is also home to a thriving art gallery, a dedicated Graduate Commons study area, the Laurier Archives and a Second Cup café.


Library services at Laurier’s Brantford campus are currently provided at two locations: the Digital Library and Learning Commons in Grand River Hall and the Brantford Public Library.

Digital Library and Learning Commons (lower level, Grand River Hall)

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.

Located on the lower level of Grand River Hall, 171 Colborne Street

Brantford Public Library

Laurier Library's Brantford collection is located on the 1st and 2nd floor of the Brantford Public Library. Laurier students may also obtain a Brantford Public Library card for free in order to access public library materials.


The Social Work Library is located on the lower level of Laurier's Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work building in Kitchener. It supports research activity in areas of Social Work practice and policy. The Library houses more than 3,600 items.

Storage facility

Storage facility locations with a short description
Location Short description
Off-campus Storage (Annex) The TriUniversity Group's (TUG) Off-campus Storage (Annex) a co-operative project of the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University, and the University of Guelph libraries. The Annex serves as a repository for the TUG libraries' less-used physical resources. It is approximately a 20-minute drive from each of the TUG libraries. Materials from the Annex can be requested using the Primo catalogue.

Affiliated collections

Affiliated locations with a short description
Collection Short description
Indigenous Student Centre The Indigenous Student Centre offers a relaxing atmosphere where you can study, view and/or borrow information on Indigenous issues, seek assistance on matters related to your academic studies, or enjoy a break between classes. Materials from the Indigenous Student Centre can be requested using the Primo catalogue.
Laurier Centre for Women and Trans People* The Laurier Centre for Women and Trans People* is a student service that strives to build a community of people and ideas that challenge and examine gender inequalities. The Centre has a collection of books that are catalogued under the Primo Library system, as well as a growing collection of VHS tapes, CDs and DVDs. Many gender-themed books and journals available in the catalogue are a part of this collection. For information on signing out books from the Centre for Women and Trans People*, please visit their information page.
Student Health and Development The Student Health and Development Centre is a wellness resource centre with the mission of providing services that will aid in the development, health and overall personal and academic success of all students. The Centre offers audiovisual and print resources related to student health and development.
Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies (LCMSDS) The Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies exists to foster research, education, and discussion of historical and contemporary conflict. It includes a collection of books which are availble through the Omni search tool.  Anyone is welcome to come to the Centre to use the materials on site.
Geography resource centre The Geography resource centre (also known as the Viessmann Resource Centre or map library) is located in room 2E5 of the Arts building on Laurier's Waterloo campus. The centre offers resources including: Atlas collection Topographic map collections Selected aerial imagery for Southern Ontario Specialized computers with ESRI ArcGIS Desktop software Google Earth Pro Geospatial and GIS support (contact Trina King, Cartographer / Geospatial specialist)