TUG Borrowers

Milton Good Library is part of the TriUniversity Group (TUG) system, a partnership of the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University, and the University of Guelph. All students, staff and faculty at all three universities are TUG borrowers.

Community borrowers: TUG-wide 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 within Ontario may register for two years at a time at any TUG library for TUG-wide library access, 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, Wilfrid Laurier or Guelph may use their alumni card for TUG-wide 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.
  • 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. Visit the Services for Affiliated Members web page at Waterloo's main library for more information.

Community members may borrow up to 20 regularly circulating books from any of the TUG libraries for two weeks and may renew those books indefinitely as long as no one else has recalled them.

Because of the teaching and research needs of our faculty and students, the following services are available to currently registered students, faculty and staff only and cannot be extended to community borrowers:

  • Off-campus access to electronic resources restricted by vendor licence
  • Borrowing of journals or magazines
  • Borrowing of maps and aerial photographs
  • Borrowing of items located in reserves
  • Placing recalls of library material
  • Interlibrary loan/document delivery services

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.