WLU Brantford students campaign for a library

March 27, 2015

A group of students at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford campus have launched a campaign to raise awareness of the need for a library. Luc Daviau, who helped organize the campaign, said, “the main focus is to raise awareness. There are other schools with the same number of students who have a library structure.” Currently, the campus maintains a partnership with the neighbouring Brantford Public Library, which houses 10,000 volumes in the WLU collection as well as providing access to the combined catalogues of the WLU, University of Guelph, and University of Waterloo libraries. WLU Brantford also offers a digital learning commons, which opened last year. Daviau said that the current facilities are “fairly sufficient” but that there is still a need for a dedicated library space, as well as for more quiet study spaces. Brian Rosborough, Senior Executive Officer at WLU Brantford, said that a library had been identified by students as a priority, behind improved athletic facilities. “A library is the next big thing on our list of infrastructure that will make our campus complete,” he said; however, he noted that such a project is likely still a couple of years away. Brantford Expositor