For centuries, academic libraries were, first and foremost, places where students and faculty members could find and work with books and articles in printed form.
But in recent years, with the proliferation of digital media, the role of libraries has been transformed.
The Laurier Library of the 21st century is the intellectual and cultural heart of Laurier: an academic nexus of collections, research and scholarly publishing and an experiential hive of community, creative expression and making.
We are home to the award-winning Robert Langen Art Gallery; to WLU Press, a leading Canadian scholarly publisher; and to a thriving program of author events, film screenings, concerts and workshops.
We also house the Laurier Archives, keeper of the university’s historical record and legacy as well as leading collections on the environment, music, and the Lutheran Church.
And, of course, we continue to provide the digital resources, books, instruction sessions and study spaces that inspire our users to achieve excellence in their research, work and lives.
Laurier Archives unlocks Ontario's environmental history for Harvard PhD candidate
Records of renowned Canadian organ builder Gabriel Kney donated to Laurier Archives
Laurier Archives to celebrate Ken Hewitt at annual spring lecture and reception
WLU Press announces launch event for its bestseller, Why Indigenous Literatures Matter by Daniel Heath Justice
Student Life Levy project brings ergonomic chairs to Library individual study rooms
CBC Radio: Indigenous author Daniel Heath Justice discusses his new WLU Press book
Robert Langen Art Gallery announces opening of new exhibition by Indigenous artist Leanna Marshall
NUMUS Concerts fonds yield glimpses of Waterloo’s vibrant avant-garde musical past
Robert Langen Art Gallery features exhibition by artist Penelope Stewart
Library creates Project Management Office
Library’s User Experience Design Movie Night hits home with Brantford audience
Library provides research data services for Northern Water Futures project
Digital Humanities students learn a little about C.H. Little, a prominent figure in Laurier's past
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