Books by mail, and more begin November 9

Friday, November 6, 2020

The Library is pleased to announce that Waterloo faculty, students, and staff will have the option to receive books by mail beginning November 9.

Patrons will see "books by mail" as one of the pickup locations in Omni, the Library's catalogue, when placing requests on eligible materials from the Dana Porter, Davis, Witer (Optometry), Musagetes Architecture, or Milton Good (Conrad Grebel) libraries as well as from Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Guelph libraries.

Requested items will be mailed out to any address within Canada or campus office location, if working on campus has been approved. As part of the process, patrons will receive an email asking for confirmation of the mailing address. Prepaid return shipping labels will be provided for off-campus addresses.

Requesting books from Guelph and Wilfrid Laurier universities resumes

On November 9 Waterloo students, faculty and staff will be able to borrow books and other physical items from the University of Guelph, Wilfrid Laurier University, and the TriUniversity Annex. Physical items will be available through Omni, the Library's catalogue.

Due to COVID-19, items will take longer to arrive than they have in the past. Patrons will continue to receive item pickup availability notices from Omni when their items are ready. Local pickup requirements will remain in effect. For pickup details see the book pickup services page.

We look forward to eventually expanding this service to include 14 Omni libraries in Ontario.

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