In response to COVID-19 the library building is closed until further notice and library services are changing.


Your development as a writer is an ongoing process, whether you are writing your first university paper, completing your doctoral dissertation, or writing a research article for publication. At all stages, Writing Services is here to support you in taking your writing to the next level with feedback, guidance, and resources.


We offer free, confidential writing appointments to University of Guelph students (undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral), faculty, and visiting scholars. We can help you organize and structure writing projects, provide feedback on drafts, answer questions about writing in specific disciplines or genres, and much more.

All writing appointments are booked online.

You can view a video tutorial on How to Book a Writing Appointment at the University of Guelph.

English Language Support

Writing Services offers dedicated assistance to students with English as an additional language (EAL). If English isn't your first language and you are a student in a degree program, you can access the Library's EAL programs and services.

The Writing Room in the McLaughlin Library

The Library has reserved a quiet room for writers to work independently on their writing projects, away from the distractions of their office. All faculty, staff, visiting scholars, and students can reserve a writing desk online and schedule regular weekly writing blocks for the upcoming semester. Room 133  is available Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 9:00pm with specific times reserved for faculty and staff only.

Writing Resources

These writing resources (guides, templates, and videos) are designed to help academic writers at various stages of their writing process.

Writing Programs & Teaching Support


Related Workshops & Events

All library services have moved online. While the building remains closed, the library still offers online support via chat and through online appointments. Learn more about how library services have changed amid COVID-19.