One of the key purposes of a library is to provide access to resources and collections of resources to support the work and enjoyment of our patrons. In an academic library, this typically includes the usual books and journals (and articles in those journals), plus search tools to find these materials, but it includes trade magazines, news sources, government information, videos, music and other audio resources, images, data, and more. The resources in our collection are chosen from available free and for-fee products to suit the needs of Laurier students, staff, faculty, and other researchers. Articles eBooks and Books This includes longer literary works, both in print and electronic, that cover a certain topic in one or a few volumes. News Articles This includes newspapers and collections including news articles, as well as other formats of news. Data and Statistics Laurier Library resources for research using socio-economic statistics and data, including census resources. Arches and Special Collections The Laurier Archives contains the library's research collection of primary documents and rare books, and is a research destination for students, staff, faculty and the public.