Virtual reference hours: August 10-September 5
All library buildings are currently closed. Need help? Ask us!
Chat with us: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; weekend, noon to 4 p.m.
Email us: monitored Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; weekend, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Library website downtime August 21 to 22The library website and online resources will experience downtime starting 5 p.m. on Friday, August 21 for approximately 12 hours. Please note that during this period most online resources and services will be unavailable to our users.
Access to 830,000 items through new HathiTrust emergency serviceUniversity of Waterloo is now a member of the HathiTrust, an international community of research libraries with more than 150 members, chiefly in the U.S. and Canada, which, collectively, has preserved more than 17 million digitized print items.
Can’t you just buy it online? Challenges with commercial textbooksAs we approach the fall 2020 semester, library staff are working hard to provide alternative access to the print course reserves collection. Traditionally, a significant portion of the books on reserve are print copies of required textbooks, and students cannot access these this fall.
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