Waterloo

Front of the Waterloo Library building

For a description of current library space services, please see the Library Coronavirus (COVID-19) Service update.

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.

Hours

Today:
8:30am to 8:00pm
Thu, Oct 28:
8:30am to 8:00pm
Fri, Oct 29:
8:30am to 8:00pm
Sat, Oct 30:
Closed
Sun, Oct 31:
11:00am to 5:00pm
Mon, Nov 1:
8:30am to 8:00pm
Tue, Nov 2:
8:30am to 8:00pm
Wed, Nov 3:
8:30am to 8:00pm

For all upcoming Waterloo hours, click here.

Library study spaces at Waterloo and Kitchener campuses have been reopened effective September 13th. For details, see: Study space at Waterloo and Kitchener

Bookable study space for Laurier students is also available at the Waterloo campus library. For details, see: Bookable Study Space.

Laurier Archives and Special Collections

The Laurier Archives and Special Collections is open by appointment from Monday to Friday, from 10am to 4:30pm. For more information refer to our Laurier Archives and Special Collections page.

Contact

Address

Wilfrid Laurier University Library
75 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5
Map of this location

Transit

Laurier's Waterloo Campus Library is located near the 7,8,9,12 and 29 bus stops (along University avenue), and just a short walk from the 200 and 201 iExpress bus stops. Please visit the Grand River Transit website for route and schedule information.

Parking

We recommend you park in lots #4 or #20. There are also five accessible parking spots are available near the front of the library. Please view the Laurier parking website for more information.

Lost and found

Lost and Found items are kept near the User Services Desk on the main floor of the Library. Patrons may claim an item by accurately describing the item, and where they lost it to staff at the User Services Desk. For valuable items, patrons are also asked to sign and date a claim form.

The Library will hold most lost articles for one week. After that time the items are taken to the Special Constables Office (lower level of the Student Services Building across from Fresh Food Co/Dining Hall)

Equipment

  • Accessible workstations
  • Music listening
  • Network Login computers
  • Photocopying
  • Printing
  • Printing (colour)
  • Public computers
  • Scanning
  • Video viewing

Accessibility

Accessibility Information

Floor plans

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Public access computer
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Network Login computer
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Accessible computer
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Public zone
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Authorized access zone
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Female washroom
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Male washroom
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Stairs
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Papercut printer/copier