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Monday, March 20, 2017

Exam extended hours

The Library will extend its hours for the exam period starting Sunday, March 26 to Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

Monday, March 20, 2017

We want your feedback on student spaces

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The Library is reaching an exciting phase in our revitalization project and we need your feedback!

Our architects, WalterFedy, have incorporated student and staff feedback into the preliminary design for Phase 1 renovations at Davis Centre Library, and we want to know what you think. We are hosting two student focus groups - with pizza and refreshments provided!

We need YOUR insight to help realize our vision.

Register now:

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Be a Library Ambassador: applications now open

Applications are now open for the spring term for the Library Ambassador program. We are hiring students who want to share their enthusiasm for the Library and the great services the Library has to offer.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Join the debate: Confederation and its consequences

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A great debate is happening inside the Library; or, at least, with the help of the Library.

The Confederation Debates is a legacy project in tandem with Canada’s 150th birthday. Supported by universities across the country, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and the Crabtree Foundation, the project aims to continue the conversation around what makes Canada and how it came to be.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

TechStreet: a new standard (aggregator)

The Library has purchased a new subscription to the standards aggregator, TechStreet. Replacing our CSA subscription service, TechStreet provides full CSA and partial ISO standard coverage, among others. Standards and codes are fundamental building blocks to innovation and advances in technology, and are critical resources for students and even staff across campus.

Some of the many benefits of a standards aggregator include:

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Supporting entrepreneurship

Through proactive stewardship of collections, the Library is dedicating more resources to key strategic areas of the University of Waterloo, including entrepreneurship. The Library supports this growing culture of entrepreneurship with a curated selection of databases and a dedicated Entrepreneurship Librarian.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Collection review developments

In 2014, the Library began a comprehensive review to ensure the continued relevance of the Library’s collections within a sustainable budget model.  The first phase involved assessing subscriptions to online research databases - renewing subscriptions to content vital to the community and canceling resources that no longer met the research and teaching needs of the university.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

New exhibit: The Wild And The Tamed

Following the success of The New Feminists, Special Collections & Archives is excited to announce the unveiling of our second Fine Arts exhibit: The Wild And The Tamed. Professor Tara Cooper writes that the "exhibition explores humanity's relationship with nature — the wild and the tamed."

Monday, February 6, 2017

The Library celebrates University of Waterloo's 60th

On July 1, 1957 the Waterloo College Associate Faculties was founded in two temporary buildings. In 2017, University of Waterloo celebrates 60 years of history, growth and excellence that grew those small beginnings into Canada's most innovative university.

An integral part of that history, the Library has grown and evolved along with the University. The specialized knowledge, resources and services the Library provides to every corner of the University contribute directly to the success of its students, faculty and staff.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

We support our academic library colleagues

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has issued a statement opposing Trump's immigration order. As a member of the ARL, and an institution dedicated to the principle of academic freedom, the University of Waterloo Library would like to express support for this statement, and for our colleagues in all nations affected by the current immigration ban.

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