Applications for posted vacancies can be submitted at any WPL location.
The Waterloo Public Library accommodates individual needs in accordance with the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), within our recruitment process. If you require accommodation at any time throughout the recruitment process please contact Human Resources by phone 519-886-1310 ext. 164, TTY 1-866-786-3941, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership at Waterloo Public Library is FREE to persons residing or owning property within the boundaries of the City of Waterloo and to persons residing in communities with whom Waterloo Public Library has reciprocal borrowing agreements (Region of Waterloo, County of Brant Public Library, Hamilton Public Library and, starting January 1, 2020, Guelph Public Library).
Welcome to the Waterloo Public Library, where your library card gives you full access to the library’s books, music, and DVD collections; eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines & newspapers, online language and learning courses and much more.
Welcome to your library. Learn about our locations and hours, how to get your free membership, rent a room, book a computer, access our wireless, make a donation, volunteer and more.
Study rooms (at the John M. Harper Branch only) are available free of charge and are intended for non-commercial groups, individual study, training offered by English Language Learning, or community-based literacy agencies.
The larger study room accommodates up to 7 users. The two smaller rooms accommodate up to 3 users.
Holiday Hours 2021
All WPL locations are CLOSED on the following dates:
- Friday, January 1
- Monday, February 15
- Friday, April 2
- Sunday, April 4
- Monday, April 5
- Monday, May 24
- Thursday, July 1
- Monday, August 2
- Monday, September 6
- Monday, October 11
Christmas & New Year's Hours 2021
Within our 64 square kilometres (25 square miles) of land area lives a diverse population of 134,600 (end of 2016) who contribute to our vibrant culture.
We are a dynamic urban municipality in southwestern Ontario with a strong cultural and economic base. Renowned post-secondary institutions, global think tanks and major employers call Waterloo home.
The quality of life here is enhanced by our arts, culture and heritage scenes, recreation opportunities, parks and trails, facilities, programs, services and more. Waterloo is a great place to live, work, learn and play.
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