On Campus Research

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Visitors to Western University are welcome to visit Western Libraries.

While on campus, you may:

Visitors may access:

  • most online resources and the internet by presenting photo ID at any Western Libraries Service Desk to obtain a temporary username/password. This temporary login can be used on "Guest" terminals at any Western Libraries location and is valid until the library closes on the day of issue.
  • Western's wireless network on your mobile device or laptop with eduroam if you are a faculty, student or staff member with internet access through your home institution. Contact your institution's IT support team before visiting Western. View Canadian eduroam partner institutions.
  • resources with a location of "STORAGE- Use Request Item" or "STORAGE- Library Use Only". Storage items take 2- 3 weekdays to be retrieved. Please contact staff or ask at any Western Libraries Service Desk.
  • items in the Archives and Research Centre (ARCC), which are non-circulating and may be accessed in the ARCC Reading Room when you visit. Find out more information about visiting the archives.