Library Notification

Western Libraries and the Affiliated University College Libraries (Brescia, Huron, King’s) and St. Peter’s Seminary send library notifications to you.  Email notification is the primary communication method. You may also opt in to receive text/SMS alerts.


Current faculty, students and staff of Western and the Affiliated University College Libraries receive library notices via their Western Identity email account. Other users (Alumni, Guest Borrowers and Direct Borrowers) are advised to add an email address to their library record to enable receipt of library notices.

See a list of the various library notices.

Text/SMS Alerts

You have the option to receive library alerts by text message on your mobile device in addition to library notices sent to your email account. To receive text alerts:

  • Western students, faculty and staff can submit an online form
  • Alumni, Guest Borrowers and Direct Borrowers can print out then complete the form and submit to staff at any Service Desk

After you submit the form the text alert service will begin on the following weekday. You will receive notices/alerts by both email and text for:

  • Courtesy notices for regular loan items due in 3 days
  • requested items ready for pickup
  • items recalled from you
  • overdue items
  • fines and charges

If you change your mobile/cell number it is your responsibility to update it with Western Libraries. To submit a new number, please re-submit the form.

Western Libraries sends some text alerts early each day. You have the option to receive text alerts beginning at either 6:00 am or 9:00 am.

At any time you can choose to opt out of this service by contacting staff at any library Service Desk.

Take control of your library account-- check your email/text alerts regularly to avoid fines. The non-receipt of library notices/ text alerts does not relieve you from any fines or fees that may be levied.