The University of Waterloo has an excellent, comprehensive library. It holds a substantial collection of book titles, periodicals, annuals and serials in French language and literature and in the area of Francophone and French-Canadian literature. Many of these are held in complete or nearly complete runs. The University of Waterloo also holds one of the most important Women's Studies Archival Collections in Canada.
The University of Waterloo has reciprocal borrowing arrangements with the libraries of Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Guelph (TUG). TUG provides a book delivery service which gives students direct access to all these collections. TUGdoc Journal Article Delivery Service for faculty, students, and staff of the University of Guelph (UG), University of Waterloo (UW), and Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) is for requesting journal articles available within TUG but not at the home site. Finally, Interlibrary Loan and document Delivery Service handles requests for items not found in TRELLIS, the online catalog.
The library has special arrangements with a number of Ontario universities (OCUL) that allows students, faculty, and staff of the University of Waterloo to borrow books directly from these universities using their University of Waterloo borrower ID card. The library has similar arrangements with member universities from the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL).
The University of Waterloo also has one of North America's major computer centres, whose facilities are available to graduate students in French. You will note that a number of faculty members in French have published extensively in the area of computers and French literature.
The University has acquired many e-journal packages such as Project Muse which is a unique collaboration of 25 not-for-profit scholarly publishers. The collection provides online access to the full text/image of over 100 scholarly journals covering the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, and many others. Faculty, staff, and students can search the database from the library, as well as remotely from their own workstations.