For a description of current library space services, please see the Library Coronavirus (COVID-19) Service update.
Laurier's Waterloo campus Library is a hub of activity at the west end of campus, adjacent to Martin Luther University College and Dr. Alvin Woods Building. Receiving well over half a million visits each academic year, the Library contains approximately 800 group and individual study spaces; public-use computers, printers and scanners; and over one million printed books and archival items. The Library is also home to a thriving art gallery, a dedicated Graduate Commons study area, the Laurier Archives and a Second Cup café.
Bookable study space for students is now available at our Waterloo campus library Monday through Friday. This service is currently only available for Laurier students. For details, see: Bookable Study Space.
Laurier Archives is now booking appointments for consultation of our research collections. This service is currently only available for Laurier faculty and students. For details see: Archives Research Appointments.
All other areas of the Library remain closed to our community at this time.
Laurier's Waterloo Campus Library is located near the 7,8,9,12 and 29 bus stops (along University avenue), and just a short walk from the 200 and 201 iExpress bus stops. Please visit the Grand River Transit website for route and schedule information.
We recommend you park in lots #4 or #20. There are also five accessible parking spots are available near the front of the library. Please view the Laurier parking website for more information.
Lost and found
Lost and Found items are kept near the User Services Desk on the main floor of the Library. Patrons may claim an item by accurately describing the item, and where they lost it to staff at the User Services Desk. For valuable items, patrons are also asked to sign and date a claim form.
The Library will hold most lost articles for one week. After that time the items are taken to the Special Constables Office (lower level of the Student Services Building across from Fresh Food Co/Dining Hall)
- Accessible workstations
- Music listening
- Network Login computers
- Printing (colour)
- Public computers
- Video viewing
- Public access computer
- Network Login computer
- Accessible computer
- Public zone
- Library staff zone
- Authorized access zone
- Female washroom
- Male washroom
- Papercut printer/copier