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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

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.

  • 1,000
    1,000student study seats
  • 3,200
    3,200annual librarian consultations
  • 40
    40annual exhibits and performances
  • 500,000
    500,000annual in-person visits

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