OMNI Borrowers

Milton Good Library, through the University of Waterloo Library, is part of OMNI, an academic search tool that connects the libraries of 14 Ontario universities. All students, staff and faculty at the University of Waterloo are OMNI borrowers. Note that OMNI is currently in the process of integrating the library catalogues of all 14 schools. Therefore, many resources outside of Waterloo/Guelph/Laurier will still need to be accessed through inter-library loan until the integration is complete.

Community borrowers: Waterloo/Guelph/Laurier university library access

We invite the community to discover what we have to offer. Anyone is welcome to use most of our resources within the library. If you want to borrow materials, your options are:

  • Adults (age 18 and over) residing in Ontario may register for two years at a time at any Waterloo/Guelph/Laurier library for access to the libraries of these three universities free of charge. If registering at the Milton Good Library for this card, please do so during daytime hours when full-time staff are here to assist you.
  • Alumni of Waterloo, Laurier or Guelph may use their alumni card for Waterloo/Guelph/Laurier library access, free of charge. Obtain an alumni card from your home institution before coming to the library. University of Waterloo alumni have access to a select number of electronic resources.

Community members may borrow up to 20 regularly circulating books from any Waterloo/Guelph/Laurier library for 120 days and may renew those books as long as no one else has recalled them, and your card is not expired. Because of the teaching and research needs of our faculty and students, some services such as off-campus access to electronic resources restricted by vendor licence or inter-libary loan cannot be extended to community borrowers.

Community borrowers: Milton Good Library access only

Any person who is not an eligible borrower under any of the categories listed above may apply to borrow up to 20 regularly circulating books at a time from the Milton Good Library free of charge as a "Conrad Grebel University College Constituency User."

Ask for a constituency card at the Milton Good circulation desk during daytime library hours (8:30 am - 7:00 pm Monday to Thursday; 8:30 am - 4:30 pm on Friday). It is recommended that you phone or email in advance to be sure someone is available to register your library card, or to prepare a card for you if you plan to visit outside of regular day-time hours. Contact Ruth Steinman, Assistant Librarian, by phone or email.

Other borrowers

  • High school students from schools within Waterloo Region, Wellington Catholic School Board and the Upper Grand School Board may register for free; students must have a letter of introduction from a principal or school librarian validating their need to use an academic library (as of September 1 until the following June 15). Visit the High School Students web page at Waterloo's main library for more information. 
  • Members of organizations affiliated with the university, which have made special arrangement with the library, may register for free. Consult this list for more information.