Students, faculty, and staff of King’s University College, Western University,  Huron, Brescia and St. Peter’s Seminary may borrow library material. Alumnifaculty and students from other Canadian universities, and visitors may apply for borrowing privileges.  

A valid Western ONECard, alumni card, Direct or Guest Borrower card, or University ID card from a participating Omni Library is required to borrow materials. Individuals without a valid borrower card may use most materials in the library and may consult library staff for assistance in accessing collections.  

Loan Periods

Contact Us for Assistance

Information Services:

Phone: 519-433-3491
Circulation Desk: ext. 4505
Research Help Desk: ext. 4537

See Also

Visit the sites below for more information about borrowing from Western and the Affiliate University College Libraries:


Overdue fines will not be charged for regular loans of any materials. Patrons will be given 30 days to return materials before the item is declared lost.

Items declared lost will incur the following charges:

  • $125 default replacement charge

Borrowing privileges are suspended when you have over $20 in fines.  Return overdue items and pay applicable fines to resume borrowing.   

Fine Rates

Regular Loans

Short Loans

Hourly Loans

Recalled Loans 

no fines *

$2.00 per day per item (max $56 per item)

$2.00 per hour per item (max $56 per item)

$4.00 per day per item (max $56 per item)

*Patrons will be given 30 days to return materials before the item is declared lost.

Suspension of library borrowing privileges occurs when a borrower accumulates more than $20.00 in fines.

Borrowers may pay down their overdue fines to the $20.00 fines threshold or below to reinstate their borrowing privileges.

Overdue fines may be paid at any Western Libraries location or Affiliate University College Library. King's accepts cash, Interac, Visa or MasterCard. We do not accept payment in U.S. currency.

An online payment option is available through My Library Account using Visa or MasterCard.

Patrons wishing to appeal fines for Cardinal Carter Library items should speak to a full time staff member.

Information on fine appeals for items borrowed from Western Libraries can be found at:

For fines incurred at other Affiliated University College Libraries (Brescia or Huron) or St. Peter's Seminary Library, contact the owning library to discuss your appeal.