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DC renovation: before and after photo galleries

Thank you for your patience during the Davis Library Renovation! Get a look at the new and updated spaces in these 'before and after' photo galleries. Click on the photos for more information.

Library entrance

NEW! Quiet reading lounge

Individual and group study rooms


IT help desk and printer/photocopier area

Remembering the old study carrels

Scroll through some motivational graffiti left by students on the old study carrels [Please don't vandalize the furniture].

Library ambassadors: written by Kamilah Ebrahim

Hi everyone! My name is Kamilah, I’m in 3B Honours Economics, International Trade minor and Econometrics specialization here at the University of Waterloo. This is my first term working as a Library Ambassador and so far it’s been educational, exciting and overall lots of fun.

Davis Centre Library construction is complete!

Thank you for your patience and understanding over the past six months! We have nearly completed our planned renovations at Davis Centre Library.

Based on your feedback, we have now made these improvements:

  • Better Wi-Fi
  • Nicer washrooms
  • Updated entrance
  • New study spaces
  • Student lounge space
  • Printers, computers, scanners and photocopiers conveniently located near the IST Help Desk

Over the next few months you will see:

Library ambassadors: written by Amy Liang

Library ambassadors: written by Brittney Wong

Hey there! My name is Brittney and I’m in my 3A term of Geography and Environmental Management. This is my first term as a Library Ambassador, and I’m really enjoying my time working with the library staff and students. I have been able to extend my involvement with the University beyond my faculty while learning something new at every shift!

Library ambassadors: written by Natalie Robinson

Your Davis Library renovation questions answered

Where is my favourite study room?

We heard from you that is was extremely important to make the washrooms more functional and accessible, which required some extra space. We are improving the remaining single study rooms to make them more accessible and pleasing. More group study rooms are currently being built at Dana Porter Library, with plans to add more group and single study rooms at Davis in the future.

Where did the IST Help Desk, printers, photocopiers, and scanners go?

Get a sneak peek of the Davis Library renovations!

Curious about what Davis Centre Library will look like when renovations are complete? Get a glimpse of the new study rooms, furnishings, colour-scheme and more!

These new and improved student spaces will be ready Winter 2018.

Floor plan with new paint colour palette.

Library ambassadors: written by Dennie Park

Library ambassadors: written by Leona Vuong

Hi everyone, I’m Leona Vuong and I am in my 4A term of Honours Health Studies. This is my second term being a Library Ambassador. I was excited to return to the team for the fall term since the library hosts a variety of different events throughout the school year.