Blog posts archive

December 2019

Interview with Lauren Doyle, Acquisitions Associate: written by Marya Talha


I’m Marya and I’m a third year in Biomedical Sciences. This is my 1st term being a Library Ambassador and I am absolutely loving it!

Recently, I got the opportunity to sit down, talk to, and learn more about one of our talented library staff, Lauren Doyle.

Wat? IAM able to log into my Library account?!

student at computer

With the launch of Omni, all students and many faculty and staff will be able to use their WatIAM account to log into their library account and to get access from anywhere.

Not working for you? See below for details.

Who can log in with WatIAM?

Interview with Ryan Ball, Lending Supervisor: written by Jahanvi Desai

Hey UWaterloo! My name is Jahanvi and I’m currently in my 2A term of Environment and Business. This is my 1st term as a Library Ambassador and I am enjoying every minute of it! My favourite part of the job is interacting with students to let them know about the cool events and services that the Library has to offer!  

Fine-ally, changes to overdue charges in Omni

Meet Omni

As the Library moves to Omni, we are pleased to eliminate all currently outstanding overdue fines* for all our users!

In Omni, there will be no regular* overdue fines. Once materials are 30 days overdue, they will be assessed a replacement cost and a non-refundable administration fee of $25.

If you need an item that is signed out, the system will work to find another copy in the Omni database or will recall the item for you. Fines for overdue recalled materials will increase to $4 per day.

Game of loans

Omni logo

The move to Omni brings new and simplified borrowing policies for print materials across the 14 Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) members. Learn more about the project on our Omni website.

Key policy changes* include: