Contact Us

Michelle Atkin
Associate Librarian
519-884-8111 x 28207
Deb Addesso
Library Associate
519-884-8111 x 28240
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Borrowing, renewing, or requesting books: these are just a few of the functions that our front-line staff can help you with. Stop by the circulation desk and visit us.


Library help and study spaces are also available through the University of Waterloo libraries.

Get a Library Card
Your University of Waterloo WatCard serves as your library card, and can be used to borrow library materials, print, photocopy, and scan.
Please use this link for information about Library borrower cards and accounts.
Your Library Account
Students, faculty, and staff can access their library account by logging in using their WatIAM user identification and password. 
Community borrowers can sign in using their 14-digit bar code number as their user identification and click reset your password before logging into their account for the first time.
New faculty, staff, and postdoctoral fellows will need to activate their library card before they can use it.
Logging into your library account will enable you to:
  • access online resources and services via the library catalogue
  • see which books you have checked out and when they are due
  • renew books
  • renew periodicals
  • place requests
  • view any outstanding fines
  • adjust your personal display profile
  • view and re-run your saved searches
Borrowing and Renewing


Library patrons have the following borrowing privileges:

  •     Borrow material from 14 Ontario university libraries using the new easy-to-use academic search tool Omni.
  •     Request books from University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Guelph, and the Annex.
  •     Renew borrowed books indefinitely as long as no one else has requested them. Please note that all borrowers are guaranteed a loan period of 7 days.

For information for specific patron groups and their borrowing privileges please refer to the University of Waterloo library.



  • In person - please bring your items to any OMNI library circulation desk
  • Renew your books online
  • Renewing library materials - by phone 519-888-4600 

You won’t be able to renew your books if your library account has been suspended because of fines or overdues.

Course reserves and Interlibrary loan items cannot be renewed.



Please use this link to find out more information. 


Fines and Overdues

Fines are assessed for overdue recalled materials, course reserves, and special loans.


Please use this link for more information.  


Course Reserves

To access your course reserves list of readings, please connect to our course reserves page.

Photocopying, Scanning and Printing

These services are available at the St. Jerome’s and University of Waterloo libraries. Students will be asked to pay using their WatCard.

Recommend an item
Recommend an item for purchase

If there is an item that is not in the Library at St. Jerome’s University, please do not hesitate to fill out the "Request item for purchase" form! Suggestions will be evaluated by the Librarian according to our Collection Development Policy.


Library Quick Links

Your Library Account

Interlibrary Loans