Welcome to the Cardinal Carter Library!

The health and safety of our campus community is our top priority. We are open for quiet and silent studying.

To visit the Cardinal Carter Library at King’s University College, you must:

  1. Complete the daily return-to-campus survey and be approved to come to campus.


What can I expect when I visit the library?

1. Building Access

Washrooms are accessible on the first and second floors of the library.

Please see our Library Hours page for our most up to date hours of opening.

2. Health and Safety Measures

To visit the Cardinal Carter Library at King’s University College, you must:

  1. Complete the daily return-to-campus survey and be approved to come to campus.

The first floor will be designated Quiet Study space, and the second floor will be designated Silent Study space. Please refer to signage around the library for more information.

The self-checkout is easily accessed in the front entrance by the stairs, and we have taken steps to reduce touchpoints. Hand sanitizer is available and equipment such as computer keyboards and printers will be sanitized.  All of these steps are designed to keep our community and staff safe.

3. Food and Drink

Lidded beverages and snacks are welcome.

4. Study Space 

Quiet or Silent Study seats are available throughout the library. You are not permitted to move the furniture.

Group and Individual study rooms are available on a for booking first come first basis. 

5. Printing, Scanning and Photocopying

There are four copiers available on the main floor of the library, located beside the public computers.  

6. Accessing the collection 

Access to the second-floor stacks is available during hours of opening.

You can check books out at the service desk, or using the self check out.

The hold shelf is located in the front of the library, by the main staircase, beside the self check out machine.  

Please return your books using the outside book drop or the book drop located at the service desk.

7. Material Request 

Requests for print material can be placed using Omni.

Digital delivery of portions of eligible library materials can be delivered in PDF form by email to Affiliated University College and Western faculty, students, and staff.

Interlibrary loans have resumed.

8. Off Campus Access

We continue to offer a broad range of online resources and support to our students, faculty, and staff, including digital delivery, online databases, e-books, and other digital materials that you can access remotely.

Please reach out for research assistance by contacting your subject librarian.

9. Course Readings 

Student can access their Course Readings list online, and faculty can email reserves@kings.uwo.ca with any questions regarding course reading material.

10. How will I get the books and articles I need for class?

When classes begin, you’ll be able to login to the Course Readings system with your Western ID. This will lead you to the readings your professors have assigned for class. Click on them for access. Want to print out articles and chapters? Load money onto your MyKings 1Card online, use webprint to send the pages to the library printer, then collect them from our printers by tapping your 1Card.

11. How can I get research and citation help?

Librarians are here to help you through chat and email, or over the phone. Our Ask a Librarian Chat service connects you to research help at convenient hours. You can email our research assistant with any question or for subject specific help, email your subject librarian. We will also be able to offer phone or zoom appointments.

 If you have any questions , please reach out to circulation@kings.uwo.ca.

12. Visitor and Guest Access

All library services for all patrons are running.