Borealis: A New Name for Laurier’s Dataverse Data Repository

Jun 15, 2022 -

Laurier Dataverse will soon have a new name and a new look!

Get to Know Ukraine

May 13, 2022 -

Looking for resources to help you learn more about Ukrainian history, culture, and politics? The Library has compiled a selection of books and video resources to help you. Take a look at the Get to Know Ukraine in Library Picks

Omni Pick-up Anywhere Service

May 8, 2022 -

As part of our ongoing efforts to improve library services to meet user needs, we're pleased to announce the launch of the Omni Pick-up Anywhere service.

With Pick-up Anywhere, when you place a request for a physical item in the Library's Omni system, you’ll be able to choose a pick-up location from one of the 16 Omni partner universities across Ontario.

Update on Library Pilots New Ebook Purchase Project

May 6, 2022 -

As previously announced, the library is continuing our goal to expand access to online information through two new ebook pilots.

This update is on the Demand Driven Acquisition (DDA) project which uses active usage monitoring to determine when an ebook is purchased. The project was intended to run through the end of August. Due to enthusiastic interest in the titles, the funds have been used up and we are winding the project down early.

Waterloo Campus Library Spring/Summer Construction Notice

May 2, 2022 -

The Waterloo campus library is undergoing a significant renovation project to repair water systems within the building.

Construction will start Monday May 9 and will last for approximately 8 weeks. Contractors will be on site starting this week (Monday, May 2) to undertake preliminary work.

Users accessing the main (second floor) and some upper floors (floors 5 through 7) can expect periods of disruptions due to noise. Study spaces will be available on all other floors to provide alternative quiet space during the project.

Waterloo Library Schedule for Easter Weekend

Apr 13, 2022 -

The Waterloo campus library will be closed for Good Friday at midnight Friday morning.

It will re-open for 24-hour access on Saturday April 16 at 11 am. Extended hours will continue until the following Saturday April 23 at 11 pm.

See current Waterloo Campus library building hours.

For additional details and library service updates, please see the library’s COVID-19 Services Update web page.

Extended library hours during winter exam period

Apr 4, 2022 -

The Waterloo campus library will be open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week during April final exam period to support our students.

Reminder: Masks are still required to be worn in the Library at all times. You may remove your mask briefly to eat and drink.

Extended hours on right now at Waterloo campus

Looking for a place to study on campus? The Library is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week from Tuesday, April 5 to Saturday, April 23.

Changes to Waterloo Library Access

Mar 14, 2022 -

Access to the Waterloo campus library will be changing to require a OneCard tap to enter starting Thursday March 17th. All students, faculty and staff can access the Waterloo campus library using their OneCard during regular building hours. The Library will be returning to regular access on Monday, March 21st.

Changes to Using the Library Buildings

Mar 4, 2022 -

Based on the University’s announcement on key COVID-19 changes following provincial updates, the Library is announcing the following changes to the use of our spaces.


Books on recent Russia-Ukraine politics and foreign relations

Mar 1, 2022 -

The Library has compiled a selection of new books on the current state and precedent of the political situation between Russia and Ukraine. See the titles here.