News

Monday, September 14, 2020

Special Collections & Archives offering limited in-person appointments for Waterloo students, faculty, and postdoctoral fellows

Special Collections & Archives entrance

Special Collections & Archives (SCA) is pleased to offer limited in-person access to our collections.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Library services for the fall term

student wearing mask

The Library is pleased to offer the following new and expanded services this fall.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Graduate testers wanted!

Graduate testers wanted!

The University of Waterloo Library invites you to participate in a usability study. Earn a $10 gift card for helping us to improve a new course co-designed by the Office of Academic Integrity and the Library.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Library website downtime August 21 to 22

Website downtime August 21 to August 22

The library website and online resources will experience downtime starting 5 p.m. on Friday, August 21 for approximately 12 hours. Please note that during this period most online resources and services will be unavailable to our users.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Access to 830,000 items through new HathiTrust emergency service

HathiTrust logo

University of Waterloo is now a member of the HathiTrust, an international community of research libraries with more than 150 members, chiefly in the U.S. and Canada, which, collectively, has preserved more than 17 million digitized print items.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Can’t you just buy it online? Challenges with commercial textbooks

As we approach the fall 2020 semester, library staff are working hard to provide alternative access to the print course reserves collection. Traditionally, a significant portion of the books on reserve are print copies of required textbooks, and students cannot access these this fall.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Library services update

Sam Schott waiting in Print Pickup @ Porter line

As the province and campus safely introduce new service opportunities, the Library is pleased to offer the following service updates.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Indigenous peoples in Canada reading list

The University of Waterloo Library has created an Indigenous peoples in Canada reading list to contextualize recent events and help situate them within the landscape of Canada's colonial history.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Black Lives Matter — Canadian reading list

The University of Waterloo Library has compiled a Black Lives Matter — Canadian reading list, which is based on the Black Lives Canada Syllabus // #BlackLivesCDNSyllabus (BLCS). The list is designed to improve the discovery of books that expand and build on current understandings of the Black Lives Matter movement in Canada.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

New! Print Pickup @ Porter

Print Pickup @ Porter

The Library is pleased to offer a new print pickup service to faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who, for the purposes of research, require access to University-owned print materials not available electronically.

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