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Patrons with items currently on loan are encouraged not to return them and keep them until further notice. Fines will be waived.

Visit the University of Waterloo's Coronavirus Information website for more information.

Alumni library access

Alumni have access to the library and many of its resources. To access services, you will need to apply for an Alumni WatCard, then register your card with the Library using the online registration form. Expired student WatCard information cannot be used in this form.

Please visit the Library's site detailing alumni borrowing privileges. Note that alumni have access to a select list of electronic resources. Unfortunately, the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals and Building Types Online are not on this list; their licenses do not permit alumni access.

Having trouble accessing available library resources with your Alumni WatCard? Login in through Get Access from Anywhere using your new alumni barcode to access ebooks and other electronic resources.