Books to Go Unavailable Tuesday August 4, University Closed

Jul 29, 2020 -

The Books to Go delivery service will not be available on Tuesday August 4, 2020 as the University will be closed.

Regular delivery service schedule will resume Thursday August 6.

For additional information on the deliver service and schedule, please see the Books to Go service page.

Library Launches Books to Go Service to Access Print Collections

Jul 20, 2020 -

The Library's new Books to Go service is now providing access to limited print collections.

Books to Go Service

As part of phased re-opening of services, the Library will be providing access to our print and physical collections through the use of contactless delivery by van (the ‘Bookmobile’) to pre-determined pick up locations for each campus. The Books to Go service is being made available to all Laurier faculty, students (graduate and undergraduate) and staff.

Temporary Digital Access to Print Library Collections – HathiTrust ETAS

Jul 17, 2020 -

As part of our efforts to provide the research materials that you need for your research and study, the Library is now participating in the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) program as a member. This service provides emergency access to digital copies currently inaccessible in our collections during building closures.

This service will provide access to more than 300,000 print books and materials that have been digitized by HathiTrust and are also held by Laurier.

Library Omni Search Maintenance - Sunday July 12, 2020

Jul 10, 2020 -

On Sunday July 12th the Library's Omni Discovery service will undergo maintenance by our vendor. During this time users may experience minor interruptions. Following the maintenance window we anticipate that changes will be present in Omni search features and results.

Laurier Library Support for Direct Action

Jun 24, 2020 -
Further to the president’s recent message announcing Wilfrid Laurier University’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, the Laurier Library stands strong with our University community, in solidarity with our faculty, students, staff, and our friends against any form of discrimination, racial injustice, repression, bias, oppression, and persistent inequities faced by Black, Indigenous, and racialized members of our community, within our walls and beyond.

Empty Bowls Online Event

Apr 27, 2020 -

The Robert Langen Art Gallery will be hosting an online edition of their long-running Empty Bowls fundraiser for The Foodbank of Waterloo Region. The event is May 19, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and tickets are available at Eventbrite.

Laurier mourns the loss of beloved colleague Julia Hendry

Apr 6, 2020 -
The Laurier Library is deeply saddened by the passing of our Julia Hendry, Head of Archives and Special Collections. Our condolences to her family, friends and colleagues. A service for Julia will be held Monday, April 6 at 1 p.m. via live-stream.

March 31 is the International Transgender Day of Visibility

Mar 31, 2020 -

March 31st every year is the "International Transgender Day of Visibility". It's about celebrating trans people and their contributions to society, and raising awareness of the discrimination they face around the world. (See the Wikipedia page about it for a few more details.) Here are a few resources by or about trans people:

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.

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).