The University Library
University Librarian and Archivist: Sharon Brown, BA, MA, MLS, ext. 3380
The Wilfrid Laurier University library is a wireless facility that offers students an Information Commons for group or individual work, using library PC's or your own laptop. The library holds approximately 1,638,000 books and journals in print or microform, and provides access to over 12,000 electronic reference tools and full text articles library.wlu.ca/articles. The entire print collection is open for users to browse with the exception of Archives and Special Collections, the Music Ensemble Collection and Reserve Materials. Public computer workstations offer access to electronic resources from within the library. Remote access is available through the library's web page library.wlu.ca/how.htm. Because the library is a part of the TriUniversity Group of Libraries (University of Waterloo, University of Guelph, Wilfrid Laurier University), members of the Laurier community have access to a combined information collection in excess of 6,000,000 print items is available (see TRELLIS, trellis2.tug-libraries.on.ca, the combined online catalogue). Twice daily document delivery throughout the TUG system brings books and journals to any of the three libraries.
Library access and services for Laurier Brantford students are provided by the Wilfrid Laurier University Library and the Tri-University Group of libraries through the Brantford Public Library (BPL). Students may borrow materials from BPL holdings, from the Laurier Brantford collection located at the BPL or from the circulating collections at Laurier, University of Guelph or University of Waterloo libraries. Items from these libraries may be borrowed via the BPL. The TUG system (TRELLIS) sends material to any TUG library (including BPL) at the request of the student. Materials can be returned to the BPL.
The Social Work Library is located in the Faculty of Social Work building on the Kitchener campus. It's print and media collectiion is supplimented by both the main library and TUG holdings with daily delivery of requested items through the TRELLIS catalogue.
Library procedures and regulations are outlined on the library's website. Official messages and notifications from the Library are sent by default to your Laurier email account (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org). You may contact the library via letter, fax, email, telephone or in person. All students and faculty with a Laurier OneCard, have in-person reciprocal borrowing privileges at all Canadian University libraries (except undergraduates at the University of Toronto), and access to interlibrary loan services with some restrictions for undergraduates. Electronic communication facilities link Laurier with university libraries throughout the world.