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News Sources Guide: Sims Reading Room @ Dana Porter Library

Identify sources for current or older stories; old newspapers on microfilm; and stories from alternative presses.

Peter & Betty Sims Reading Room: comfortable, quiet, edifying

The Sims Reading Room on the 3rd floor of the Dana Porter Library houses some 60 titles including newspapers and popular magazines covering a wide variety of subjects.

The Reading Room is just one floor away from "Browsers," our coffee shop.  So grab a refreshment, head up, and get caught up on current affairs in this quiet and comfortable space.

You will soon find Artform, Canada’s History, Chatelaine, The Economist, Harpers, Maclean’s, Le Monde, The New Yorker, Rodale's Organic Life, Sight and Sound, The Walrus, The Waterloo Region Record, to name just a few.

The following newspapers will be added to the Sims Reading Room this Spring. Until then you can find them on Porter's 1st floor.

  • Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
  • Globe and Mail
  • Guardian Weekly
  • Le Monde
  • Times (London)
  • Toronto Star
  • Waterloo Chronicle
  • Waterloo Region Record

Check the other tabs in this guide to find ways to access more news sources.

Grab a coffee, get caught up

University of Waterloo – Dana Porter Library

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student browsing newspapers

Photo by Jonathan Aycan