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.

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.

Bookable Study Space Appointments in Library Re-starting on Monday August 9th

Jul 26, 2021 -

Starting Monday August 9th, bookable study spaces will be available for students at the Waterloo campus library. Access to study space will continue as offered in the winter semester until the end of August. Consideration for this transitional summer restart was based on the evolving Regional Public Health guidelines and university health and safety regulations. The health and safety of our campus community remains our top priority.

Expanded and New Omni Library Services: Scan on Demand, Electronic ILL and Omni Requesting

Jul 26, 2021 -

New and expanding library services

Scan on Demand Extended to Undergraduates

The Library's Scan on Demand Service was launched as a pilot in the Fall of 2020 with faculty and graduate students serving as initial cohorts during the trial period. Following a review of service volume, and feedback from users, the Library expanded the service to include Undergraduates as of May 3rd, 2021.

Recipients of the Library Undergraduate Research Award

Apr 16, 2021 -

The Library Undergraduate Research Award committee has announced this year's award winners.

The Library Undergraduate Research Awards are given to recognize undergraduate students who demonstrate exceptional use of any library's resources as part of their regular coursework. Get more information on the awards including details on applying

Congratulations to this year's award recipients!

Reserves: Spring/Summer Term 2021

Apr 8, 2021 -

Faculty are encouraged to submit course reading for the Spring/Summer terms as early as possible to ensure materials are available for the start of classes in May.



The most efficient means to submit course readings is via the Library's online reserve system, available from the 'Course Readings' link on the Library homepage.



Bookable Study Space and Archives Appointments Suspended Starting April 5th

Apr 5, 2021 -

Starting Monday April 5, bookable study space for students and research appointments with the Laurier Archives are being suspended. This difficult decision was reached after thorough review of University operations under Province-wide Emergency Brake orders and in consideration of specific guidelines for libraries in the provincial regulations.