New Canadians

Welcome to the Waterloo Public Library!

Settlement Workers

Settlement Workers (LSP) from the KW Multicultural Centre  are available at all Waterloo Public Library locations. LSP services are free of charge.

Click here to view more information about the free settlement services being offered.

PDF iconCLICK HERE for the LSP staff's 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

6:30pm to 8:00pm
McCormick Branch

Drop in and join our volunteers from YMCA Immigrant Services to practice your English language skills at PDF iconEnglish Conversation Circles.

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

NOTE: English Conversation Circles will start again in September 2020. 


With your library card access free, interactive learning tools:

  • Road to IELTS
  • Mango

...and more!

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.

Use In Library | Use Outside Library

Helpful Information


Immigration Waterloo Region

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