News

Requesting Books and Other Items from Omni – Delivery Times

Feb 14, 2020 -

We have been experiencing some delays with delivery of requested materials in the new system. This is a temporary problem which we are actively working to resolve.

Response times for items requested from Omni schools excluding Guelph and Waterloo are slower than anticipated and may take 5 to 10 business days to arrive. Requests to Guelph and Waterloo are working as expected and delivery time is performing as expected (1 to 3 business days).

February is Black History Month

Jan 27, 2020 -

In celebration of Black History Month, here is a selection of new and important resources in our collection, including books, articles, databases, and more. For assistance in accessing or using these or any resources in the Laurier Library collection, contact us through the "Ask Us" chat window and contact info in the right side bar on this page, or visit us in person!

Laurier Library fines forgiveness

Jan 15, 2020 -

With the successful launch of Omni on December 17, we are now pleased to forgive all currently outstanding overdue fines for all our Laurier students, faculty, staff and community borrowers (see exceptions heading below)! This action is being taken to support the shift to the new fines policies in Omni. The changes to affected user accounts will take place prior to January 31, 2020.

Update on UG and UW Loan Information for Laurier Omni User Accounts

Jan 13, 2020 -

Wilfrid Laurier migrated to a new library system (Omni) in late December along with the Universities of Waterloo, Guelph and 11 other Ontario universities.  While this new system creates some significant enhancements, the migration process has also created a temporary issue where some current loans from the University of Waterloo or the University of Guelph may not be visible in your Omni “My Library Account” (upper right hand corner, under “Menu”).  

Omni new academic search tool is now live!

Dec 17, 2019 -

Dear Faculty, Students and Staff,

The Laurier Library is proud to announce that Omni is now live for our community. The transition from our previous system (Primo) is now complete. Omni is your new academic search tool and library system that replaces Primo.

All Laurier users can now place holds/recalls from other Omni libraries (including Waterloo and Guelph). Note: holds/recalls are now called “Requests” in Omni.

Holiday Art Market - this week in the Robert Langen Art Gallery

Dec 2, 2019 -
Please join us this week for our Holiday Art Market at the Robert Langen Art Gallery, inside the Laurier Library. The market runs daily, Dec 2-6 11am-5:30pm. Absolutely everyone is welcome. Meet the artists at the opening reception, Monday Dec 2 from 4-6pm.

Transgender Day of Remembrance, November 20th

Nov 20, 2019 -
Every year, the Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed on November 20th, to honour and remember all transgender people lost to violence. This can include both physical violence, such as brutal physical attacks and murder, as well as psychological violence, which leads to high suicide rates among transgender people. One of the important parts of stopping this is learning about the issue. Laurier Library has provided a list of a few resources on the topic of violence against transgender people.

Reminder to faculty: submit course readings for winter semester 2020 now

Nov 14, 2019 -

We are currently only 8 weeks away from the start of Winter classes, and with the University being closed for 2 of those weeks over the holidays, now is the best time to get ahead of the rush and submit your readings for inclusion in the Library's course reserves system (Ares)! This is especially important this year as the course reserves office will have a week of some planned system downtime from December 4th through 10th for a system switchover which could affect processing times.

What kind of readings can be placed in Ares?

Omni Library System Coming Soon

Oct 30, 2019 -

The Omni search and library system platform is coming soon.

Library Fines Forgiveness Program

Oct 11, 2019 -

The Laurier Library along with its TUG Library partners (Guelph and Waterloo) will be running a library fines forgiveness program starting Tuesday October 15. No library fines will be charged as of this date for regular loan materials up to December 9th. The exceptions to this program will be course reserve materials and recalled books, which will have fines applied for late returns.

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