Western Libraries

Ivey Faculty & Student Library Orientation

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Online Resources

Many of our resources are accessible from off-campus through the library website. When accessing these you will be prompted to login.

Use your Western ID and password, NOT your Ivey ID.

Research Guides and FAQ

Looking for a place to start?

Check out our Research Guides to find recommended resources for different topics. Popular guides include:

Search our FAQ: Find Answers Quickly for quick answers to some common questions

Recommend a Purchase

We welcome suggestions for additions to our collection. You can recommend a purchase at any time.

Physical Resources

As a member of Western University you may borrow items from any of our libraries, including the Affiliated University College Libraries. Items can also be transferred from any of these locations to the pickup library of your choice and returned to any location.

Important Things to Know:

  • Items can be borrowed for 120 days with unlimited renewals (renew items online through My Library Account)
  • There are no overdue fines for regular loans of any materials
  • You have 30 days after the due date to return materials before the item is declared lost, at which point it incurs a $150 charge
  • Overdue fines still apply for course reserves ($2/hour), short-term loans ($2/day), and recalled items ($4/day)

For full information on regular loan periods, renewals, recalls, and borrowing limits, please see our loan policies.

Course Readings

Borrowing Course Readings

Books that are on course reserve at the Johnston Library are located behind the service desk. Please ask staff there if you would like to borrow one.

Adding Course Readings

If you would like to add books or electronic readings to course reserves please contact the Johnston Library.

Greater Access to Print Resources

Using Omni you can now request print books for local pick up from any of our partner Ontario universities, giving you the broadest possible access to physical materials for your learning, research, and teaching.

This increased access represents the next step in collaboration between the 16 partner university libraries, with the goal of bringing you greater access to the collections available across these academic institutions.

Reciprocal Borrowing

Western Libraries is a member of several library consortia that permit reciprocal borrowing privileges for faculty, students, and staff at most Canadian academic libraries and many academic libraries in the United States. For details please see:

Ask a Business Librarian

Contact the Johnston Library

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C.B. "Bud" Johnston Library
text: 226-777-3039
call: 519-661-3941