Borrowing Options

If you are not current Western University faculty, staff or student...

...you may still be able to borrow library items. 

Are you in one the following groups?

  • Alumni: use your alumni card to borrow; more information here
  • Retired Faculty or Staff:  use your Western ONECard to borrow; more information here
  • General Public/Members of the community: may apply for guest borrowing privileges; more information here  
  • Business/Independent Research (Individuals or Organizations): may apply for guest borrowing privileges; more information here  
  • Faculty from a university in Canada or the United States: are entitled to reciprocal borrowing privileges- more information here  
  • Staff and students from a Canadian university: are entitled to reciprocal borrowing privileges; more information here  
  • Hospital staff: Please contact staff at your hospital library for borrowing options
  • College students: No options for borrowing at this time
  • High school students: No options for borrowing at this time.

If you are not eligible to borrow, you are welcome to browse our collections and conduct on- campus research.

You may also wish to visit your local public library and investigate their interlibrary loans service.