Student reading a book in the library

Borrowing

Please note: The Beryl Ivey Library is currently closed.

No-contact pickup of regular loan items will be available as of July 20 for all Brescia, Western, and Affiliated University College faculty, students, and staff. 

Print material may be requested through Omni. Requests may be picked up from the Beryl Ivey Library, Brescia University College. You may also choose to pick them up at the D. B. Weldon Library at Western University. More information about contactless pickup can be found on our Covid-19 updates page.

Please note that if you have items borrowed from the Library, it is not necessary for you to return materials to campus at this time. We do not charge fines on general material. We will waive fines on other material when it is able to be returned. All currently registered students, faculty, and staff continue to have access to online collections via the library website. 

Loan Periods

General Collection (stacks)

Borrower Type Loan Period Renewal Period
Brescia Students, Staff, and Guests;
Kings, Huron, St. Peters, Western Students
120 days Unlimited
Brescia Graduate Students 120 days Unlimited
Bresica Faculty 120 days Unlimited
Non-Brescia Alumni and Guests 28 days Unlimited
Non-Brescia Faculty and Graduate Students 28 days Unlimited

Reserves

Physical copies of reserved reading materials can be accessed at the Library Service Desk and can be borrowed for 2 hours. Occasionally faculty will request that certain materials be transferred to the reserve collection on a temporary basis for 1-day, 3-day, or 7-day circulation.

Audio-Visual Material

Audio-visual materials (DVDs, CDs, etc.) are kept behind the circulation desk. VHS videos are interfiled with other materials in the stacks. DVDs and VHS can be borrowed for a maximum of 7 days with no renewals permitted. CDs can be borrowed for a maximum of 3 days with no renewals.

Reference Materials and Periodicals

Reference and Periodical publications are housed in the regular collection or in storage. These materials are designated for in-library use only.

Fines

Material Type Per Item Maximum Per Item
Hourly Loan Materials $2.00 / hour $56.00
Short Loan Materials $2.00 / day $56.00
Recalled Materials $4.00 / day $56.00

Borrowers are responsible for ALL materials logged on their account. It is the responsibility of library account holders to return all items undamaged and to monitor their accounts for suspicious activity. It is the responsibility of library account holders to keep their Identification Cards secure – items borrowed using stolen account information or ID will be the responsibility of the account holder unless the ID theft or suspicious activity was reported to the Library immediately upon discovery.

Borrowers who hold library materials overdue, or who are otherwise indebted to The Beryl Ivey Library, will have their borrowing privileges suspended. Borrowing privileges will be reinstated when all overdue materials are returned and/or replacement fees paid and all fines and processing fees are paid. Repeated violation of borrowing rules may lead to the permanent suspension of borrowing privileges.

If you have lost or damaged library material, please contact the home library.

Payment Information:

Payments are accepted during full service hours at the Beryl Ivey Circulation Desk and any of the Western Libraries Service Desks and Affiliated University College Libraries (Huron, King’s) and St. Peter’s Seminary.

The Beryl Ivey Library accepts cash payments at the Library Service Desk.

Interac, Visa and MasterCard are accepted at the following locations: Allyn & Betty Taylor Library, The D.B. Weldon Library, the Library Business Office, and King’s University College Library.

An online payment option is also available to faculty, students and staff through My Library Account using Visa or MasterCard.