Western Libraries

Alumni- Borrowing

Any Western student who has successfully completed a minimum of 5 courses, or who has graduated from Western 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 for activation and then yearly for renewal.

Loan Policies

Alumni may:

Alumni may not:

Recalled Loans

Alumni are not permitted to recall items, but items you have borrowed may be recalled

Items in Storage

To request items with a location of STORAGE- Use Request Item or STORAGE- Library Use Only please contact staff or ask at any Western Libraries Service Desk. Storage items take 2-3 weekdays to be retrieved.


You may renew borrowed items online through My Library Account, or in person at any Service Desk.

More information here.

Fines and Suspensions

Suspension of borrowing privileges occurs when a loaned item becomes overdue or if you have over $5.00 in fines.

More information here.


Library items should be returned as soon as they are no longer needed so they are available for use by others.

Regular loan and recalled items may be returned to any of the Western Libraries or Affiliated University College Libraries in person, mail or courier by the date specified.

For an overview of Western Libraries borrowing policies and procedures, click here.

For more detail see the Access Code for Western Libraries.