WLU Press author Neal McLeod wins Gabrielle Roy Prize

Jun 4, 2015 -

WLU Press author Neal McLeod has won the 2014 Gabrielle Roy Prize (English section) for his edited collection Indigenous Poetics in Canada. In addition, Larissa Lai, also a WLU Press author, was one of four finalists for the prize with her book Slanting I, Imagining We: Asian Canadian Literary Production in the 1980s and 1990s.

The prize was awarded at a reception held by the Association of Canadian and Quebec Literature on May 30 in Ottawa.

Enhancements made to Library website

May 25, 2015 -

Since the launch of the new Library website in September 2013, we have been listening to the feedback of our user community1, and we decided to make a few enhancements. We believe that the changes align with the community feedback and our goals of enhancing student success and advancing research and scholarly communication.

The following is a list of changes:

Library closed Victoria Day

May 13, 2015 -

Laurier Library locations will be closed Saturday through Monday of the Victoria Day long weekend, reopening Tuesday morning.

This applies the Waterloo Campus Library, the Social Work Library, and the Brantford Digital Library and Learning Commons. (The Brantford Public Library will be open Saturday and Sunday, closed Monday.)

For complete information on our hours of operation, visit

We hope you have a safe and enjoyable holiday!

The Little Free Library finds a home at Laurier Brantford

Apr 24, 2015 -

Janneke Barten is excited to graduate this year, but she has left a “piece of her heart” at Laurier Brantford in a new book-sharing space called the Little Free Library.

The Little Free Library is the first book-sharing space of its kind at Wilfrid Laurier University and was designed to encourage community and collaboration on the Brantford campus. The Little Free Library was a final class project by Barten and Nicole de Soysa - two upper-year Concurrent Education and English students under the direction of Professor Ian Grey.

Inquiring Minds: The Ebola Epidemic

Apr 24, 2015 -

The Ebola outbreak has hit hardest in the Western African countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia where to date more than 10,000 people have been infected. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Ebola has been successfully eliminated in both Nigeria and Senegal, proof that the highly contagious infection can be both contained and eradicated.

A few good reads:

Library announces winners of new undergraduate research award

Apr 22, 2015 -

The Library is pleased to announce the winners of its new Library Undergraduate Research Award.

The award is given to two junior (first- or second-year) and two senior undergraduates who have demonstrated exceptional use of library resources as part of their regular coursework.

Ares upgrade to take place April 22

Apr 15, 2015 -

Ares will be unavailable starting at 9 a.m. on April 22, 2015 due to software maintenance. Barring any unforeseen issues, full service will be restored on April 23 (or sooner).

We regret any inconvenience to our users. Please email any questions to or call ext. 3413.

In the meantime, you may continue to submit course readings for the intersession and summer terms.

Laurier plans to integrate Robert Langen Art Gallery into University Library

Apr 10, 2015 -
The university has announced plans to create exhibition space in the University Library as part of a strategy to integrate the Robert Langen Art Gallery into the library operations.

Laurier Undergraduate Journal for the Arts launches on Scholars Commons

Apr 2, 2015 -
The Laurier Undergraduate Journal of the Arts has launched on the university's institutional repository, Scholars Commons at Laurier.

Library to create Outdoor Study Gathering Space and Garden

Apr 1, 2015 -
Thanks to generous donations from Laurier’s Student Life Levy and the Audrey and Donald Campbell Foundation, the Library will be creating a new outdoor Study Gathering Space and Garden adjacent to its Waterloo campus building.