New Canadians

Welcome to the Waterloo Public Library!

Settlement Workers (LSP) from the KW Multicultural Centre are available at all 3 of our Library locations. Our LSP workers are here to offer their help. LSP services are free of charge.  

PDF iconCLICK HERE to view the LSP staff schedule and contact information.

Free Library Programs

Be sure to check out our free library programs & events for children of all ages, adults and seniors. Join us for a fun program, meet new people and make connections in the community.

English Conversation Circles

English Conversation Circles will be held at our McCormick Branch on Wednesdays from September 13 to December 20, 2017. The Circles are from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. 

Drop in and join our volunteers from YMCA Immigrant Services to practice your English language skills! 

PDF iconClick here to view the schedule for all of the English Conversation Circles in Kitchener and Waterloo that are organized by YMCA Immigrant Services.


With your library card access free, interactive learning tools for adults and for children.

Mango Languages can provide help building English speaking, reading and writing skills. offers thousands of free online courses which can build skills that may be helpful when seeking employment. 

newspapers from around the world

With Press Reader you can read newspapers from around the world in various languages. The Press Reader collection contains 4000 newspapers from over 55 countries. The newspapers, both today's and archives, are available in full-colour and in their original layout. Press Reader is free for Waterloo Public Library members.

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More Helpful Information

PDF iconImmigration Waterloo Region

Waterloo Region Welcomes Refugees