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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fab fun at this year's Library Day!

October is Canadian Library Month, a time when your Library takes the opportunity to celebrate the role we have in teaching, learning and research at University of Waterloo.

Each year in October, University of Waterloo Library hosts its biggest event of the year - Library Day - to show our appreciation for the students, faculty and staff that we serve every day! This year's Library Day is better than ever. A new Fall Fair theme promises a day filled with free food and fun!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Open Access Week - October 23 to 29

Open Access week logo

This year's theme, "Open in order to..." prompts us to think about the practical benefits of making scholarship openly available, to consider how and why open scholarship should be pursued at all levels of higher education, and to encourage discussion on how to achieve these objectives.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Library goes red for United Way

red streamers at the Library

October is United Way month at the University of Waterloo, and the Library is showing it's colours in support of the local organization.

Dana Porter and Davis Centre libraries, along with many other departments on campus, draped themselves in red streamers and balloons on October 3rd, the annual Day of Red. Take this opportunity to learn more about the United Way, and keep your eyes open for fundraising activites happing across campus throughout the month!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Family Ties traveling exhibit

person lookng at exhibit panel

Special Collections & Archives is pleased to host "Family Ties: Ontario Turns 150" a traveling exhibit from the Archives of Ontario. On display in our reading room for the month of October, this five-panel exhibit traces the lives of five family groups in Ontario during the Confederation Era.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

We’re renovating!

UPDATE:

Construction has started at Dana Porter and Davis Centre libraries, and there may be noise disruptions. You can get free earplugs from the circulation desks at both locations. Keep reading to learn about the great changes coming in 2018!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Science Literacy Week - September 18 to 24

Scinence literacy week logo

Science Literacy Week is a week-long celebration of science-based activities that highlight our outstanding scientists and science communicators from coast-to-coast. Here's how we are celebrating at the University of Waterloo:

Blind Date with a Science Book

September 18 to 24 in the Davis Centre Library

Monday, September 11, 2017

Check out our reference materials

You can now sign out most reference materials at many Library locations, including:

  • Dana Porter Library
  • Davis Centre Library
  • St Jerome’s Library
  • Witer Learning Resource Centre
Friday, August 11, 2017

Mapping Waterloo's growth

animated population growth map

In celebration of the University of Waterloo's 60th anniversary and Canada's 150th year since confederation, the Library's Geospatial Centre has created a graphic visualization of the City of Waterloo's population growth, from 1855 to 2016.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

New University Librarian begins today

Beth Sandore Namachchivaya

Beth Sandore Namachchivaya begins her role as University Librarian today, August 1, 2017.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Extended hours during exams

Davis Centre Library hours 

Starting Sunday July 23, Davis Centre Library will be open 24 hours, except for closing 2:00 AM to 8:00 AM on Sundays. These extended hours will end at 12:00 AM on Friday August 11.

All services will close daily at 12:00 AM.  Attendants will be present at Davis Centre Library for security purposes and to monitor for noise, cell phone use and hot foods - which are not permitted in the Library.

Dana Porter Library will be open regular hours.

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