Quick Tips for New Students

Student studying in the library

Connect with the library – we’re excited to welcome you to our community and to help you make the most of your time at Western.

Step one: follow us on Instagram and TikTok for important info, updates and helpful tips.

All five libraries are for you

Find a place to work that fits your needs. Western has libraries across campus – each with a variety services and spaces to study, connect and collaborate. You’re welcome at all of them.

Stop by Weldon to access drop-in research support, writing support, and Learning Development and Success all in one place! 


We’re here to help

Get help when and where you want – call, chat, text, email, or visit us in person for one-on-one support. The academic world is complicated with rules, language, and expectations that may be new to you. We're here to help walk you through it.

Library research support

Save time and approach your course assignments with confidence by taking advantage of personalized, one-on-one research help from library experts. Stop by Weldon for drop-in support or book an appointment.  

Tools and guides

Course Readings: Some professors use our Course Readings service to help you save on books. Log in to the service from our homepage or check your OWL course site to access digital Course Readings or find short-term loans in the libraries.

Citation Guides: Find citation resources for APA, Chicago/Turabian, MLA, and other popular styles.

Print, Copy, Scan: You can print, copy, and scan at all our library locations. To print or photocopy documents, you’ll need to set up a PaperCut account. Scanning is free.

Research Guides: Find articles, databases, books, journals, and websites related to your research area.

When in doubt, contact us

Create the academic experience you want at Western. The library is here to help you get off to a great start.