This page is always up to date with all current library service and resource offerings.
The University of Waterloo Library is committed to being a supportive partner in learning, research and innovation as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Working closely with the University and following public health directives, the Library has adjusted our services and resources to support library users as safely, consistently and equitably as possible.
With the University of Waterloo transitioning back to in-person learning, library users have access to physical collections at all library locations with expanded hours for studying and support. Masks must be worn in library spaces and appointments may be required to access some resources and support.
If you have questions about access to the Library, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beth Namachchivaya, University Librarian
Please note: Masks must be worn when entering library spaces, and other safety protocols will be observed. Please read the University of Waterloo’s instructions for visiting campus prior to visiting our libraries.
On this page:
- Access to library spaces
- Access to collections
- Librarian and reference support
- Faculty members and instructors
- Community visitors and alumni
- Library pandemic business continuity plan
- Dana Porter Library is open for the following in-person services and support Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Study carrels
- Computer workstations
- Printers and computers to facilitate printing
- Circulation desk
- IST Service desk (hours may vary from building hours)
- Bookable study rooms
- Book pickup and delivery services
- By appointment only:
- Davis Centre Library is open for the following in-person services and support Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to midnight, Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to midnight.
- Musagetes Architecture Library is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday for the following in-person services
- Renison Lusi Wong Library is open 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday to Thursday; 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday
- Conrad Grebel Milton Good Library is open is open 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday to Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday; 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday
- St. Jerome's University Library is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Thursday; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays
- Digital services and resources are available from the following locations:
- Drop-in services from our partners that are being offered virtually:
- Drop-in services offered by Writing and Communication Centre:
- Tuesdays and Wednesdays from noon to 3:00 p.m., in Dana Porter Library
- Book stacks are open
- Omni, the library catalogue, is searchable online
- Course reserves are available primarily in digital format
- Book pickup and by mail
- Special Collections & Archives is available for virtual services, with in-person appointments available on a case-by-case basis
- Geospatial Centre is available for virtual services, with in-person appointments available on a case-by-case basis
- In-person support:
- Dana Porter Circulation desk open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Davis Library Help desk open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to midnight, Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to midnight
- By appointment only:
- Virtual support:
- Ask us
- Chat with us via our website: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; weekend 12 to 4 p.m.
- Email us at email@example.com: monitored Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.; weekends, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Text us at 519-900-5417: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; weekends, 12 to 9 p.m.
- For in-depth research questions and consultations contact your subject librarian directly
- Special Collections & Archives staff are available for online research help
- Geospatial Centre support available via Ask us
- Ask us
- Librarian instruction requests for either in-person or virtual sessions will be accommodated on a case-by-case basis
- Open Educational Resources catalogue for freely available academic instruction materials, sorted by content type and faculty
- Purchase request forms for books, journals and other resources
- Course Reserves:
Spring 2022 courses: The Library will be offering both electronic and print reserves services this spring. Print reserves can be requested for hourly or daily loan periods. Should public health guidelines and University COVID-19 safety protocols change, we will update you if any changes affect these services.
Questions about course reserves can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are looking for material for your course and would like assistance finding resources, please contact your subject librarian to arrange a consultation.
- Copyright resources and services for online-teaching related FAQs, online workshops and consultations