Faculty, Staff and Students of the University of Waterloo

Faculty, staff and students can order print materials through Omni, the library catalogue.

Choose your pickup location OR choose the "books by mail" option. You can also request a digitized chapter, article or excerpt to be sent to you electronically.

The University of Waterloo library also operates an interlibrary loan service for print books and digital materials not readily available through the library catalogue.

In response to COVID-19, HathiTrust Digital Library has made over 830,000 in-copyright items from the University of Waterloo Library's print collection available online. As part of this agreement, we cannot loan items in print with "HathiTrust Emergency Access" for the duration of the agreement.

More information is available on the University of Waterloo Library's Book Pickup Services page.

Other borrowers

Other borrowers with an active library card can order Milton Good Library books only through this order form. Milton Good Library is the only pickup location for these orders.

  • Once you have placed your order, you should receive an automatic email confirming your submission. You will receive a subsequent email when your items are ready.
  • You may pick up your items during libary open hours. Enter through the main entrance to the Conrad Grebel Academic Building. Note that masks are required in all University of Waterloo public spaces. You will be met at the reception desk, have your temperature taken, be asked to sign in, and be asked if you have completed a health self-assessment. You may then proceed by stairs or elevator to the library.
  • You may designate someone else to pick up your items. Please do this on your order form.
  • Your items will be held for 14 days. Please contact us if you no longer need these items.
  • Items requested must be books or periodical volumes physically in the Milton Good Library; this is not a recall or scanning service. New periodical issues are not loanable, nor browsable in the library.
  • In response to COVID-19, HathiTrust Digital Library has made over 830,000 in-copyright items from the University of Waterloo Library's print collection available online. As part of this agreement, we cannot loan these items in print for the duration of the agreement. To see how these items are identified in the library catalogue, see the "instructions" section below.
  • Books may be returned to us or to these book bins.

Instructions for listing items on the form

  1. In the library catalogue, items you request must be physically located in the “Conrad Grebel University College - Milton Good Library.”
  2. Cut and paste the item’s permalink (found under the “send to” section of the item record).
  3. If you are requesting a periodical volume, please note the volume number in the comments section on the form.

Example from the library catalogue, showing location and permalink generator tool:

Screenshot from the library catalogue showing an item location and permalink tool

We cannot supply print copies of titles identified as part of the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service:

HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access link