Visiting Faculty, Students, and Staff — Borrowing

Omni library members

Western Libraries is a member of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL)'s Omni Libraries. Visiting faculty, students, and staff can borrow materials from Western Libraries by showing their University ID at checkout. They may also return library materials from any Omni Library to Western Libraries.

Other Canadian universities

Western Libraries and the Affiliated University College Libraries participate in the Canadian University Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement (CURBA), a resource-sharing program with other Canadian university libraries. This agreement allows visiting faculty, students, and staff to borrow in-person at any of the Western Libraries. To apply, please complete the Application for Direct Borrowing Privileges.


To borrow at any Info Desk:

  • present your valid university ID card. If your university has not issued an ID card, you must provide proof of registration.

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