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

Floor Plans Academic Study Hall 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:

  • online (in My Library Account)
  • Self-Checkout machines

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, Zoom Text

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 Taylor librarians.


Health & Well-Being Collection

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