News

Laurier Libraries and Access to Eresources

Mar 20, 2020 -

The Library’s eresources (ebooks, databases, journals, streaming videos, etc.) continue to be available off-campus through logging in with your Laurier network authentication.

In this unprecedented time, publishers and vendors are also responding to the call and making resources available in different ways. For example, ebooks in ProQuest Ebook Central, one of our main platforms, will be open for unlimited access, for a limited time.

The Library is working to provide discoverability to these eresources but most of these free access points will be found outside of Omni.

Returning Library Books and Materials

Mar 19, 2020 -

No fines will be charged for overdue Library books and other materials not returned during building closures. All Laurier books and borrowed materials will have their due dates extended accordingly. You may hold on to borrowed items until Library facilities re-open.

Changes to interlibrary loans (requests for materials from other libraries)

Mar 19, 2020 -

Laurier Library will be suspending interlibrary loan services (requesting from other libraries) for all print and physical materials such as books. Laurier and most other partner libraries have closed their physical locations.

We will be working hard to enhance the availability of electronic resources to our campus community through purchase or license of additional electronic resources or through requests for digital borrowing (digital interlibrary loan).

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.

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