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Ivey Faculty & Student Library Orientation

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C.B. "Bud" Johnston Library
text: 226-777-3039
call: 519-661-3941
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Welcome to the C.B. 'Bud' Johnston Library, located in the Ivey Business School.

This guide will help you become better acquainted with the library and the services we provide.

If you have questions about this guide or anything else about the library, email or chat with us.

Accessing the Library

Your Library Card is the same as your Western ONECard or staff card. You are welcome to use any of the libraries located at Western. It's a good idea to check the hours for the library location before you go.

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Off Campus Access

Your Western ID and password is used as a central authentication source, granting you access to a wide variety of resources from off-campus. This identity is assigned to you upon joining Western. Please visit Western Identity Manager to activate your Western Identity or to reset your password.

Your Ivey ID and password will not work for accessing library resources.

My Library Account

To access your Library Account, click the My Library Account link on the library homepage and sign in in the top right corner.

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From My Library Account, you can:

  • Renew your borrowed items online
  • Check due dates and fines
  • Pay library fines
  • Access saved searches and reading history


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The search box on the library homepage is Omni, our library search tool. It's a one-stop access point to Western & Affiliated University College Libraries collections including print books, e-books, articles, and more. You will also be able to discover and access print collections from other universities across Ontario.

This is a great place to search for books and articles on a topic. It is also where you go to request a book or the digitization of an article or portion of a book.

Learn more in our guide to searching Omni.