Contact Special Collections & Archives

For general reference questions and comments on other library services, you may use the general Ask us service.

  • if you are looking for an article or a book and can't find it in the Library catalogue
  • if you are having trouble with a research and journals database
  • if you are having trouble with Get Access from Anywhere
  • if you are looking for a thesis

Questions, suggestions, and comments are welcome. Please consult our common questions page to see if your question has already been answered.

519-888-4567, ext. 32619 or ext. 32445

Postal address:
Special Collections & Archives,
Dana Porter Library,
University of Waterloo,
200 University Avenue West,
Waterloo ON N2L 3G1

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Special Collections & Archives is pleased to offer limited in-person appointments for current Waterloo students, faculty, and post-doctoral fellows.

Although we remain closed to the public, staff have limited access to the archival and rare book collections. Please continue to contact us with your research requests but note that there will be a delay in resolving your inquiry.

We also invite you to visit the Waterloo Digital Library to view select items from our collections online.

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