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Library catalogue

Search

Search the library catalogue by keyword, title, author, subject, user tag or call number. Sign in using your library account to place requests, save items and set alerts.

The tabs in the item record provide you with more details, the item location and the option to request it.

Primo item record

Locate

Use the "Where is it?" link in the item record to see where the item is on the Library floor plans. Use the call number to find the item on the shelf.

Where is it? example

Request

You may place requests on most items at Waterloo, Guelph and Wilfrid Laurier Univeristy libraries, to be delivered to to your preferred location.

In the "Locations & Requests" tab of the item record, expand one of the available items by clicking the plus symbol (+), then click "Sign in to request" and follow the directions.

Where to place a request

Recall

You may recall items that are currently checked out. The current borrower will then have seven days to return the item to the library, regardless of the original due date. Placing a recall is your best option when you are hoping to access an item quickly and all copies are signed out.

Ebooks

Find ebooks the same way you find print books in the library catalogue. Use the "Online resource" link to access the online text. You may also limit your book search results to "Online resource" from the left sidebar.

See the Library's Ebooks@UWaterloo guide for more information.

Book reviews

The Finding Book Reviews guide helps with finding and writing book reviews.

Popular reading

The Waterloo Reads collection includes almost 400 popular fiction and non-fiction books, purchased with donations and based on bestseller lists.