About the Eastside Branch
Located at the RIM Park Manulife Sportsplex at 2001 University Ave. East, the Eastside Branch is a vibrant, contemporary space, designed by John MacDonald Architect Inc. and Ward99 Architects Inc., to reflect the community that surrounds it. With soaring ceilings, inviting lounge areas, light-filled interiors and an outdoor nature courtyard, the newest addition to the Waterloo Public Library system is a stunning gathering space for the community.
Learn more about our locations and hours here.
Photo credit (images 1, 3, 5-10): Steven Evans
Photo credit (images 2, 4, 11-13): Tomasz Adamski
Features of the Branch
3D printing services are offered on a cost recovery model. Learn more about 3D printing.
A breathtaking 600+ square foot installation designed by Lucy Bilson as an exploration and celebration of the natural spaces which surround the Eastside Branch.
Digital studio with high-end audio and video components which can be leveraged for both music and podcast recording.
A multi-use, defined area with public computer access as well as a social gaming environment. Learn more about booking a computer.
Flexible space to facilitate programs and events.
Two bookable spaces designed for private or small group study.
Enjoy programs and workshops centered around teamwork, food production and environmental stewardship.
A natural outdoor space that is used for dynamic programming and educational activities for all ages.
A collaborative space featuring equipment, tools and devices to encourage making, idea generation and creative learning.