Service Disruption

The library has moved all reference services online, including Special Collections & Archives. The Reading Room is closed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact us with any questions!

Where are we?

Special Collections & Archives is located on the bottom (first) floor of the Dana Porter Library. Enter the library through the front doors, then go down the stairs to your right (across from Browsers Coffee Shop), or take the elevator down to the first floor. We are behind the display cases!

View of entrance to Special Collections & Archives

Hours

  • Monday to Friday
  • 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Please consult the University of Waterloo Library Hours of Service before coming to the Library.

Save time!

Are you coming to consult one of our collections? Let us know ahead of time so we can pull the material and have it ready for you when you arrive.

If you plan to use our overhead scanner, don't forget to bring a USB flash drive or memory key.

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Hours

The library has moved all of its reference online, including Special Collections & Archives. The Reading Room is therefore closed until further notice.

Please continue to contact us with your research requests. A selection of items is browsable via the Waterloo Digital Library. We also have over 140,000 items digitized—one might be what you’re looking for!

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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