Members of the general public are welcome to use library resources on site and consult staff for assistance. Individuals who are engaged in legitimate research or instructional, professional, or administrative activities and must have access to specialized collections for professional or job-related purposes on a short term basis are eligible to apply for guest borrower privileges.

Guest borrowers are permitted to borrow unlimited regular loan items from each of the affiliated university college library collections, including the Cardinal Carter Library at King's, and the libraries of St. Peter’s Seminary, Brescia University College, and Huron University College. Items are signed out for 28 days, and have unlimited renewals. Short-term loan items are not available as they are reserved to support the University’s teaching or research.  Guests are not permitted extended loans, and cannot recall items on loan or use of the Interlibrary Loan Services.

Library material may be returned to the Cardinal Carter Library, any Affiliate University College Library, or any Western Libraries location.

For information about borrowing at Western Libraries, see the Visitors page.  

Library Card

Application for Guest Borrower Status 

To apply for a library card, print and complete an Application for Guest Borrower Status. 

Each application must include a statement outlining the nature of your research and affiliation, subject area and type of material to be used. Submit the completed application form and letter to the attention of the Head; Research and Information Services. 

Public Computer Use

The library’s computer workstations are available for activities related to study, research, and teaching. Our primary users are King’s University College students, faculty, and staff. Public access is provided to members of the wider community as a courtesy, and will be limited during busy periods to 60 minutes per day. Guests are required to provide one piece of photo identification and complete the Public Computer Use request form. All users must comply with the Acceptable Use Agreement (CODE OF BEHAVIOR FOR USE OF COMPUTER RESOURCES and CORPORATE DATA).

King’s University College at The University of Western Ontario is committed to protecting the privacy of personal information shared with us. View the Privacy Statement of the Cardinal Carter Library here.

Getting Here

Find a map to the Cardinal Carter Library here.