Digital Library and Learning Commons opens at Laurier Brantford

Jan 29, 2014 -
Laurier’s Brantford campus moved a step closer to having its own dedicated library with the grand opening of the new Digital Library and Learning Commons on Jan 29.

Library master space planning process under way

Jan 29, 2014 -

The Laurier Library is putting together a new master space plan that will involve a holistic review of our Waterloo campus Library building in preparation for future changes to the space.

Laurier Library participates in ground-breaking physics publishing initiative

Jan 24, 2014 -

This month saw the launch of the largest open-access scholarly publishing initiative to date, and the Laurier Library is a part of it.

Organized by CERN, Europe’s high-energy physics laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland, the SCOAP3 initiative is working to switch the field of particle-physics publishing to open-access. 

Workers on Floor 3 of Waterloo campus Library Jan. 22-24

Jan 21, 2014 -
Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 22, workers will be on Floor 3 of Laurier's Waterloo campus Library building moving furniture and other items.

Joan Mitchell Travel Award winner announced

Jan 20, 2014 -
Jessica DeWitt, a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Saskatchewan, is the award's inaugural winner.

Education collection move to 4th floor now mostly complete

Jan 3, 2014 -
The Library’s education collection has moved from the third to the fourth floor of the Waterloo campus Library building (with the exception of posters).

Off-campus access issue November 20

Nov 21, 2013 -
From the evening of November 20 to the morning of November 21, a problem with our off-campus proxy server.

In new program, mobile student assistants to help Library users

Oct 30, 2013 -

In a new pilot program, a team of student Library assistants, armed with seven-inch Android tablets, will be on the move in Laurier’s Waterloo campus Library.

The roving student assistants can help users with tasks such as using the self-checkout machines and finding reserve and hold items, and will also monitor noise levels in various locations. 

Archives adds 1921-2013 convocation materials to Digital Collection

Oct 22, 2013 -

The Laurier Archives has added a wide range of convocation materials to its Digital Collection, available at

The collection of 439 documents, spanning 1921 to 2013, includes convocation programs, baccalaureate service programs, invitations, and dance cards. New records will be added to the collection after each future convocation period. 

Construction begins on new Digital Library and Learning Commons on Laurier's Brantford campus

Oct 16, 2013 -

Construction on a new Digital Library and Learning Commons (DLLC) commenced Oct. 16 on Laurier’s Brantford campus.

The new space, which is located on the lower level of Grand River Hall, will include student study and group-work areas, a service desk for research questions, computer work stations, on-site offices for Laurier Brantford librarians, and other features designed to facilitate student success.

Laurier Brantford’s physical library collections will remain housed at the Brantford Public Library following the opening of the new space.