Policies

Interlibrary Loans Borrowing Policy for Western faculty, staff, & students:

  • Interlibrary Loans are available to all registered faculty, students, and staff of Western University and its Affiliated University Colleges (Brescia, Huron, King's, and St. Peter's Seminary).
  • Generally, there is no charge for the Interlibrary Loan service. For further information about Interlibrary Loans, see FAQ - Interlibrary Loans.
  • Materials marked 'For Use in the Library Only' must remain in the Library and be returned to the service desk before closing at the end of each day.
  • The maximum loan period is 3-6 weeks with no renewal. Material must be returned to Western Libraries on or before the due date. All material is subject to recall.
  • Failure to return materials on time will result in fines and a suspension of borrowing privileges.
  • The loss of Interlibrary Loan materials should be reported promptly to Interlibrary Loans staff. The borrower must pay the replacement cost set by the lending library.
  • Book bands must be returned with the book. Failure to do so may result in fines.
  • Copyright applies to all Interlibrary Loans.