Older Adults

Discover tailored programs, resources and services designed with adults aged 55 and over in mind.

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Upcoming Programs for Older Adults

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Tech Help

Team up with a Tech Connect Coach for free, one-on-one technology help and training on various topics.

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Accessible Collections

Explore our Accessible Collections, offering a wide range of formats and features to ensure inclusive access to materials.

  • Large Print Books
  • Audiobooks (Recorded Books)
  • DVDs with Closed Captioning & Described Video
  • Dementia Friendly Books
  • CELA & Daisy Books
  • Accessible Features for Reading & Watching Online
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Online Resources

Discover a world of online entertainment and learning, with a wide range of eBooks, movies, TV shows, language learning resources, educational tools and more.

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Local History & Genealogy Research

Delve into Waterloo’s local history in our Ellis Little Local History Room and uncover your family’s roots with our extensive collection of genealogy resources at the library. From historical records to specialized databases, we’re here to help you explore the past and connect with your heritage.

Discover Local History

Ageing Well Waterloo

The City of Waterloo has gathered a list of services, programs and amenities for older adults (55+). The directory functions as a one-stop-shop for residents looking for information on housing, home support, health services, recreation and leisure, ethnic and cultural supports, and much more.

Cool Things to Borrow

Who said the library is only about books? From vinyl records to hotspots and board games to museum passes, there is so much more you can borrow with your library card.