What you need to know
4 Library Services
If you're looking for somewhere to study on campus, the Library is your place! The majority of study spaces on campus exist within the libraries and resource centres.
- Bookable study rooms are available at the Davis and Porter libraries
- Silent study and group study areas are available at many library locations, including at the federated and affiliated colleges
- Other study spaces are available across campus. Locate them using the Library's Guide to Group Study Spaces on Campus
The Library has over 200 public access computers available across its locations.
The computers are loaded with Microsoft Office 2010, Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers, and Adobe Reader, as well as a number of other programs.
Notes for public computers:
- All windows are closed and all work is lost after 15 minutes of computer inactivity
- Delete files from the "My Documents" folder, desktop, and/or recycle bin when you leave the workstation, to protect your own privacy
- Save multiple copies of your work regularly. You can save your files to the desktop, but always save in another location such as a memory stick (USB device)
The statement on use of Waterloo computing and network resources and other relevant University policies and procedures govern the use of these workstations.
Current students, staff, and faculty can connect their laptops to the internet via either wire or wireless connections.
You can now send print jobs from your laptop to printers in either Davis or Porter and costs are the same as using the networked printers.
Printing, Scanning, and Copying
- Networked printing is available in the Davis, Porter, and Map libraries
- Black and white printing costs 8 cents plus taxes per printed side of a page
- Colour printing costs 40 cents plus taxes per printed side of a page
- You can use your WatCard (flex dollars) or a copy card to pay for printing
- Colour printing is available in the Davis Centre and Dana Porter libraries
- Photocopiers are available in both Dana Porter and Davis Centre libraries
- There are no coin operated copiers available. Printing can be done using either your WatCard (flex dollars) or a copy card
- The cost of photocopying is 10 cents per exposure
- There are no free scanners located in the Davis or Porter libraries
- A scanner is available at the Media.doc outlet in Dana Porter Library, at other Media.doc outlets on campus, in EV1 and EV2 computer labs, and the CHIP office. Other faculty computer labs may also have scanners
Services for Persons with Disabilities
The libraries offer a variety of services for persons with disabilities at the University of Waterloo. Eligible users must be University of Waterloo students registered with the campus Office for Persons with Disabilities (888-4567 x35082).
The Adaptive Technology Centre is found on the main floor of the Dana Porter Library and offers quiet study space and computer workstations equipped with adaptive software, as well as individual study rooms.
The Davis Library offers a workstation with internet access on an electronically adjustable table in the RBC Information Commons.
For further information on the services available, contact , Co-ordinator, Library Services for Persons with Disabilities located at the Adaptive Technology Centre; (519) 888-4567 x33012.