As of April, all Western Libraries locations are closed until at least May 20, 2021, in alignment with the province-wide, stay-at-home order. Please visit our COVID-19 page for details on the library services available during this time.

Alumni Borrowing

Any Western student who has graduated or successfully completed a minimum of five courses is eligible for alumni borrowing privileges.


An alumni card is required to borrow items. You can obtain a free Western alumni card from Alumni Relations.

Bring your alumni card to any service desk during full service hours to create your library account.

Off-Campus Access

You have remote access to a handful of e-resources. Due to licensing agreements, we can only support remote access to some subscribed electronic databases and resources.

You can only access these e-resources from this page. Trying to access them from other places such as the library catalogue or Google will fail because your account will not be recognized.

If you have problems connecting with any of these e-resources, please contact Western Libraries.