Western Faculty Borrowing at Other Universities

Western faculty borrowing at Ontario Universities

Western Libraries is a member of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) Omni Libraries. Western faculty can borrow materials from any Omni Library by showing their Western ID at checkout. Western faculty may also return library materials from any Omni Library.

Western faculty borrowing at Canadian university libraries

Western faculty are eligible to borrow items in person from most Canadian university libraries through the Canadian University Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement (CURBA), a resource sharing program.

This agreement allows Western faculty to borrow in-person at most libraries across Canada.

Alternatively, the Online Computer Library Center, Inc. (OCLC) offers the Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program (RFBP). It provides faculty with access to scholarly materials held in a number of university research libraries across North America.

For more information, see Borrowing Items While Visiting Other Canadian University Libraries.

Western faculty borrowing at university libraries in the United States

Western faculty members are eligible to borrow in person from university libraries that participate in the OCLC RFBP.

For a list of member universities see: Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program. For information, see below.

Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program

To use this program you must:

  • obtain an RFBP card at any Western Libraries Service Desk before visiting the participating institution
  • present your RFBP card and your Western ONECard at the participating institution's library

It is possible that the RFBP card may be limited to on-site browsing only, depending on the external institution's policies.

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