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Fire Research: Find Books

A guide supporting the MEng program in Fire Risk Analysis research.

Why You Want Books

Books are often a useful synthesis giving historical perspectives and a broader picture than what is found in journal articles. Information that has been available for several years is compared and contrasted with newer developments.

We Don't Have Everything.

As the title says, we don't have everything. But, we can borrow books for you and can often get technical reports via interlibrary loan (ILL). Many of the items arrive a week or so and, mostly, we do not charge for the service.

The starting point for an ILL request is the automated form. There are links to the service from many points on our website. There is a guide about using ILL. ILL can only borrow physical copies of books, not ebooks.

If you happen to be near another university, your WatCard can be used as ID for direct borrowing privileges.

After this program is over most institutions, including uWaterloo, offer "community borrowers' privileges" at a reasonable price (UofT is a notable exception).


Beyond University of Waterloo

Omni, the Library's catalogue, covers what is available at Waterloo plus University of Guelph and Wilfrid Laurier University, including the branch and associated college libraries. Beyond UWaterloo's system, here are connections to other catalogues: