Taylor Library Services

The Allyn & Betty Taylor Library serves the Faculties of Engineering, Science, Health Sciences and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

Floor Plans Learning and Food Zones

Main (M) Floor

Borrowing and returning items

Hold shelf:

  • books from other (Western) libraries
  • Interlibrary Loans articles
  • Reserves ("Taylor Library Main Floor Reserves- 1 Day Loan" in the library catalogue)

Check-out books:

  • Self-Checkout machines to check out books out

Renew books:

Return books:

  • When the library is open: at the Self-Checkout
  • When the library is closed: in the book return located in the hallway outside of Einstein's


  • Help borrowing, renewing, returning books
  • My Library Account help
  • Sign out chargers and adaptors
  • Purchase 'PaperCut' print/copy cards
  • Pay library fines
  • Lost & Found
  • Obtain "Guest Access" login (non-Western affiliated)
  • General inquires


All public library computers (except the "Guest Access" computers) contain the following:

Express Print Access Computers:

  • Use to access/print documents quickly

AODA Accessible PC:

  • Software available: Magnifier, Narrator, On Screen Keyboard

Two "Guest Access" computers:

  • Get an access login from the InfoDesk. Note: you must provide appropriate ID.

Print/Copy/Scan room

Study rooms and media rooms

Rooms bookable online:

  • Study Rooms 154-160
  • Media Rooms 171A-171E

Student Community Corner

  • In support of student groups and club activities throughout the year
  • This space is bookable for student events throughout the year

Research Help


The Kellogg Room is used for instructional sessions taught by library staff.

Ground (G) Floor

Collaborative Learning Centre

Library Carrels and Tables

  • For individual study space
  • Silent Study Zone

Lower Ground (LG) Floor

Library Carrels and Tables

  • For individual study space
  • Silent Study Zone

Stacks 1-6

Study space

  • Quiet Study Zone
  • Tables for collaborative or quiet group work
  • Large chairs for studying

Taylor Library Stacks

  • Stack 1-3 - Periodicals
  • Stack 3 - Reference Books
  • Stacks 4-6 - Books