Reminder to faculty: submit course readings for winter semester 2020 now

Nov 14, 2019 -

We are currently only 8 weeks away from the start of Winter classes, and with the University being closed for 2 of those weeks over the holidays, now is the best time to get ahead of the rush and submit your readings for inclusion in the Library's course reserves system (Ares)! This is especially important this year as the course reserves office will have a week of some planned system downtime from December 4th through 10th for a system switchover which could affect processing times.

What kind of readings can be placed in Ares?

Omni Library System Coming Soon

Oct 30, 2019 -

The Omni search and library system platform is coming soon.

Library Fines Forgiveness Program

Oct 11, 2019 -

The Laurier Library along with its TUG Library partners (Guelph and Waterloo) will be running a library fines forgiveness program starting Tuesday October 15. No library fines will be charged as of this date for regular loan materials up to December 9th. The exceptions to this program will be course reserve materials and recalled books, which will have fines applied for late returns.

LGBTQ+ History Month

Oct 1, 2019 -

Throughout the month of October we celebrate LGBTQ+ History month.

The library wants to celebrate the history of the LGBTTQQIAAP (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, ally, pansexual) community by highlighting some of the important and varied resources that you can find at the Wilfrid Laurier Library. The resources highlighted here touch on the experience of the LGBTQ+ community in Canada, the United States and across the globe.

Reserves: Fall/Winter Term

Jun 12, 2019 -

Faculty members: submit your readings now for Fall/Winter 2019/2020 term. When submitting readings, it is a good idea to tag them by week so that the reserve staff are able to prioritize requests and ensure that materials will be ready for your students at the beginning of the term.

Library staff may also be make available through electronic reserves:

Library Survey of Students, Faculty and Staff now COMPLETE!

Apr 15, 2019 -

Thank you to our campus community for all of your feedback and support.

Dear Laurier Community,

The Transform Laurier Library surveys are now closed. Thank you to the more than 1,100 faculty, students and staff who participated in our surveys! Your input will help us understand our communities’ knowledge of the Library, as well as your opinions on the effectiveness and impact of current resources, spaces and services.

Notice of Elsevier data breach

Mar 26, 2019 -

Elsevier, one of the largest academic publishers in the world, publicly acknowledged a server misconfiguration exposing personal information online. Elsevier is continuing their investigation into the matter and will communicate directly with their users on what steps to take.

The Laurier Library currently subscribes to a number of Elsevier services, including:

Library Closed St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Mar 5, 2019 -

The Waterloo Campus Library will be closing on both Saturday March 16th and Sunday March 17th. This decision is in line with other Laurier campus buildings closures. Building hours at other campus Libraries will be unaffected by this change.

The Library will be open regular operating hours on Friday, March 15 until close at 12:00 am midnight and will reopen on Monday March 18th at 8:15am.

February is Black History Month

Feb 5, 2019 -

In celebration of Black History Month, here is a selection of new and important resources in our collection, including print books, electronic books, journal 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!

Brantford Public Library closed Monday November 5th

Nov 2, 2018 -

The Brantford Public Library will be closed on Monday, November 5th, 2018 for a Staff Development Day.

Laurier's online resource, course guides, video tutorials, and online chat help will still be available. The study space and group study room, along with in-person librarian help will still be available on the lower floor of Grand River Hall.