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.

Returning Library Books and Materials

Mar 19, 2020 -

Waterloo and Kitchener campus locations

The book return bin at Waterloo campus Library is NOT AVAILABLE to return materials.


All Brantford Public Library (BPL) locations remain closed. ALL students, faculty and staff should hold on to borrowed items until Library facilities re-open.

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).

All Laurier Campus Library Buildings Closed until further notice

Mar 17, 2020 -

Dear Laurier Community,

The Laurier Library is committed to ensuring success of our faculty, students and staff. Our priority is to support faculty and students as they work to complete the term and at the same time providing a safe environment for everyone. Consequently, all Laurier Library facilities, including Waterloo campus Library, Brantford Digital Library and Learning Commons (DLLC) and Faculty of Social Work Library (Kitchener) are closed until further notice.

February is Black History Month

Jan 27, 2020 -

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

Laurier Library fines forgiveness

Jan 15, 2020 -

With the successful launch of Omni on December 17, we are now pleased to forgive all currently outstanding overdue fines for all our Laurier students, faculty, staff and community borrowers (see exceptions heading below)! This action is being taken to support the shift to the new fines policies in Omni. The changes to affected user accounts will take place prior to January 31, 2020.

Update on UG and UW Loan Information for Laurier Omni User Accounts

Jan 13, 2020 -

Wilfrid Laurier migrated to a new library system (Omni) in late December along with the Universities of Waterloo, Guelph and 11 other Ontario universities.  While this new system creates some significant enhancements, the migration process has also created a temporary issue where some current loans from the University of Waterloo or the University of Guelph may not be visible in your Omni “My Library Account” (upper right hand corner, under “Menu”).