March 31st every year is the "International Transgender Day of Visibility". It's about celebrating trans people and their contributions to society, and raising awareness of the discrimination they face around the world. (See the Wikipedia page about it for a few more details.) Here are a few resources by or about trans people:
The Library’s eresources (ebooks, databases, journals, streaming videos, etc.) continue to be available off-campus through logging in with your Laurier network authentication.
In this unprecedented time, publishers and vendors are also responding to the call and making resources available in different ways. For example, ebooks in ProQuest Ebook Central, one of our main platforms, will be open for unlimited access, for a limited time.
The Library is working to provide discoverability to these eresources but most of these free access points will be found outside of Omni.
Laurier Library will be suspending interlibrary loan services (requesting from other libraries) for all print and physical materials such as books. Laurier and most other partner libraries have closed their physical locations.
We will be working hard to enhance the availability of electronic resources to our campus community through purchase or license of additional electronic resources or through requests for digital borrowing (digital interlibrary loan).
In celebration of Black History Month, here is a selection of new and important resources in our collection, including books, articles, databases, and more. For assistance in accessing or using these or any resources in the Laurier Library collection, contact us through the "Ask Us" chat window and contact info in the right side bar on this page, or visit us in person!
With the successful launch of Omni on December 17, we are now pleased to forgive all currently outstanding overdue fines for all our Laurier students, faculty, staff and community borrowers (see exceptions heading below)! This action is being taken to support the shift to the new fines policies in Omni. The changes to affected user accounts will take place prior to January 31, 2020.
Wilfrid Laurier migrated to a new library system (Omni) in late December along with the Universities of Waterloo, Guelph and 11 other Ontario universities. While this new system creates some significant enhancements, the migration process has also created a temporary issue where some current loans from the University of Waterloo or the University of Guelph may not be visible in your Omni “My Library Account” (upper right hand corner, under “Menu”).
Dear Faculty, Students and Staff,
The Laurier Library is proud to announce that Omni is now live for our community. The transition from our previous system (Primo) is now complete. Omni is your new academic search tool and library system that replaces Primo.
All Laurier users can now place holds/recalls from other Omni libraries (including Waterloo and Guelph). Note: holds/recalls are now called “Requests” in Omni.
We are currently only 8 weeks away from the start of Winter classes, and with the University being closed for 2 of those weeks over the holidays, now is the best time to get ahead of the rush and submit your readings for inclusion in the Library's course reserves system (Ares)! This is especially important this year as the course reserves office will have a week of some planned system downtime from December 4th through 10th for a system switchover which could affect processing times.
What kind of readings can be placed in Ares?