My library account
University of Waterloo students, faculty and staff
Log in to your library account using a WatIAM user ID and password to:
- find and access resources in Omni, our catalogue
- place requests for book pickup, delivery or digitization
- renew items you have checked out, and view your fines
- edit your profile information, including saved search criteria
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.
Alumni have access to a select list of electronic resources, which does not include the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals and Building Types Online, due to licensing restrictions. Get access from anywhere using your new alumni barcode to access ebooks and other online resources.
Community borrowers can sign in using their 14-digit library card barcode number as their user ID and click 'Reset your password' before logging into their library account for the first time.
Get a community borrower card
Residents of Cambridge, and students from other colleges and universities, can apply for a community borrower card. Please note that access to our physical collections is currently limited to University of Waterloo students, faculty and staff, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact us for more information.