Borrowing Services

The library allows you to borrow books, music scores, educational kits, CDs and much more. Learn about how these items can be delivered to you, how to pick up items, and how to return them.  Also, learn about policies about loan times and fines.

Policies related to borrowing Library collections and Library fines.

ACE is a service that digitizes print books into accessible electronic formats on request, and also has many already digitized books available to search and download.

The Mail on Demand service allows users to request free home delivery of items from the Omni catalogue. Items can be requested from the Omni catalogue by selecting 'Mail on Demand' as the pickup location. When the item is ready for shipping we will send an email to confirm your address, and ship the item the with a prepaid return label. Using the supplied packaging and label, users may return items by dropping them at a Canada Post office or a convenient mailbox.

The Scan on Demand service is available to Laurier faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates, providing a quick and convenient method to request digital copies of journal articles or book chapters from the Laurier Library Waterloo collection. Requests can be placed from the Omni catalogue and are delivered directly via email.

You can request print books or other circulating items through Omni, and staff will get them from the shelves for you to pick up at your local library.

The library provides an Interlibrary loan service which can be used to obtain research materials (books, journal articles, etc.) from a wide range of sources outside of Laurier. Requests can be submitted through the Omni catalogue. For items that are not available in the Omni catalogue, requests can be placed through RACER, our interlibrary loan request system. Delivery times vary depending on the item but are typically 5 - 10 business days for items in Canada. International delivery times will vary.