News

Scan on Demand Service Pilot Now Live

Oct 23, 2020 -

The Laurier Library is piloting a new Scan on Demand service which will provide users with the ability to request digital scans from books or journals from the Library’s print collection on Waterloo campus at this time.

This service is being made available initially to Laurier faculty and Graduate students during the Fall 2020 semester as part of a pilot project starting October 20. Expansion of the service will be planned based on pilot outcomes.

Reserves: Winter Term 2021

Oct 22, 2020 -
Faculty members: submit your readings for Winter 2021 term by November 15. 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.

Bookable study space in library opens October 13

Oct 9, 2020 -

Laurier Library is now providing appointments for bookable study space for students at our Waterloo campus library. This service is currently only available for Laurier students.

The Library has 35 study spaces available on a rotating half-day basis, including:

  • 23 study tables
  • 12 computer carrels

How to book a space?

Book your appointment for study space online through the University’s Eventbrite system.

Archives Research Appointments Now Available

Oct 9, 2020 -

Laurier Archives is launching a service for booking appointments for consultation of our research collections. This service will start on Wednesday October 14 and is currently only available for Laurier faculty, students, and staff.

Meditation Sessions Available

Oct 9, 2020 -

During the Fall 2020 term, the Library and the Robert Langen Art Gallery are teaming up with the Lotus Meditation Centre to offer a series of free-guided meditation sessions delivered live on Zoom.

Two experienced meditation practitioners, Vani and Kris, will guide us through simple breathing and chanting techniques for relaxation. Perfect for beginners and those needing a short break to recharge and refocus.

Omni Library Book Renewals

Sep 8, 2020 -

For Library users who have Laurier Library books signed out that were due back on September 10, your books have been automatically renewed and are now due on January 8, 2021. No additional action is required on your part.

Book Returns: As a reminder, the Library is open to accept the return of all materials. For more details on return locations and availability, please refer to the appropriate campus location on the Books to Go page.

Potential Parking Lot Disruptions for Books to Go Users

Aug 12, 2020 -

To all Faculty, students and staff who require parking to access the Library’s Books to Go delivery service for pick up tomorrow, Thursday August 13, 2020. The University will have contractor on-site completing annual maintenance and repair work to parking areas on the Waterloo campus including DAWB Lot P14.

Alternative short-term parking for Books to Go users only can be found in Lot P13 (adjacent to lot P14) accessible off of Bricker Avenue.

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.

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