Western Libraries

Retired Faculty and Staff - Borrowing

You are eligible for borrowing privileges if you are:

Off campus access to online databases and resources ends shortly after you retire. On campus access is available with a one day guest pass. Your library account will continue for about one year after your retirement date, and will be deleted if not actively used. See below for information about borrowing.

Emeriti- Western faculty, librarians and archivists who attain emeritus status either by working at the university for 5 or more years or by having it conferred upon them by the dean of their faculty continue to have the same borrowing privileges. This includes access to online resources and other library services.

Identification

To borrow items, present your Western ONECard at any Service Desk.

If you do not have a Western ONECard, show your current Manulife card to library staff to confirm your retired status. A borrower card will be issued to you with an expiry date of one year.

Lending Policies

Retirees may:

Retireees may not:

Recalled Loans

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

You are assured of at least seven days use of the recalled item before it must be returned.

Renewals

You may renew 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 you have over $5.00 in fines.

More information here.

Returns

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

More information here.

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

For more detail see the Access Code for Western Libraries.