Celebrating Laurier Achievements

Jan 19, 2022 -

Presented by the Laurier Library and the Office of Research Services

Celebrating Laurier Achievements is a program that honours the scholarly work and creative endeavours of faculty, students, librarians, staff, alumni, and retirees.

The 2022 program includes work published or produced between 2018 and 2021.

Community Author, Re-imagined

Celebrating Laurier Achievements is a re-imagining of the Laurier Library's popular Community Author event, which last took place in the Robert Langen Art Gallery in 2017.

Library service changes for winter 2022

Dec 20, 2021 -

Laurier Library is making changes to building hours and in-person services at Waterloo campus Library for the winter starting Tuesday January 4.

The Library is open for limited services including study space. For information on booking study spaces, see the Library study areas page.

Access to book stacks will be closed until further notice. Library users will still be able to request items in Omni for pick up in Waterloo at the main floor service desk


Building Hours

Looking for somewhere to study this December?

Dec 8, 2021 -

The Waterloo campus library will be open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week during December's final exam period.

Extended hours at Waterloo campus

Looking for a place to study on campus? We’ve got you covered! The Library is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

We have listened to your needs and are pleased to offer a supportive environment to meet our students' need. Please note that our Library Services Desk is open until 8 pm weekdays and from 11 am to 5 pm Saturdays and Sundays. And don't forget we have study rooms you can book for individual study needs.

Joan Mitchell Travel Award recipient analyses Laurier Archives' environmental collections

Nov 26, 2021 -

Rohini Patel is a doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto’s Department of History and is the recipient of the 2020 Joan Mitchell Travel Award. Although Patel won the award in early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic impacted her travel and access to the Laurier Archives. She completed her research during the summer of 2021.

The Kindness Project

Nov 5, 2021 -

The Laurier Library in partnership with Neruda Arts will launch the Kindness Project on Friday November 12th, 2021.

Treaties Recognition Week; Books and Media

Oct 20, 2021 -

In light of Treaties Recognition Week, the Office of Indigenous Initiatives has put together this list of works to help us understand our responsibilities as settlers while researching, learning, teaching, and living on the Haldimand Tract and across Turtle Island. This list consists of foundational works that lay out historical context of treaty rights and sovereignty that are local to the areas in which Wilfrid Laurier University is situated on.

Changes to Books to Go Services for Fall 2021

Sep 13, 2021 -

The Library is implementing changes to the Books to Go service for the fall 2021 semester.

Effective September 13th, Books to Go pick up locations for Waterloo and Kitchener will be changing.

For Waterloo pick up location, users will be able to pick up requests placed through Omni at the main floor service desk during building opening hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 8 pm and Sundays 11 am to 5 pm)

Library service update

Sep 3, 2021 -

Check out our service update page to learn more about when services are offered.

The Library is re-opening spaces and in-person services at Waterloo and Kitchener campuses on September 13. The Brantford Public Library will deliver book requests and related services on the Brantford campus for the fall. Laurier Library continues to support students through online resources and services, including help with research.

Key Information:

HathiTrust ETAS Access Ending as Library Reopens

Sep 1, 2021 -

As the Laurier Library plans to reopen Waterloo campus library and the Faculty of Social Work Library in Kitchener on September 13th, 2021, the return to pre-pandemic access to the physical book collections will resume.

Call for submissions, Celebrating Laurier Achievements

Aug 19, 2021 -

Published a book lately? Produced a film? Composed music?

Let’s celebrate!

The Laurier Library and the Office of Research Services invite you to participate in Celebrating Laurier Achievements. This program highlights the accomplishments of Laurier authors and creators through an online showcase and an online celebration event.

Please submit this form to include your work.