Borrowing Materials: WWU Students, Staff & Faculty

Borrowing Materials: WWU Students, Staff & Faculty

Library Card 

Your Western Card is your library card. Current students, faculty, and staff may obtain a card at the Western Card Office, Edens Hall 108. Call (360) 650-7414 for information.

Faculty may arrange for a student assistant to check out materials for them by completing a Proxy Borrower form. For information, call Circulation Services, (360) 650-3084.

Loan Periods

See column on the right for details.

Renewals

Most general circulating materials can be renewed unless another borrower has requested them. You can renew most borrowed items on your computer or at a computer in the library by selecting the Renew materials / Access your Library Record feature on the Renew Materials page, or in person at the Haggard Circulation Desk, or by phone (360) 650-3084.

Overdue, Lost, or Damaged Materials

All borrowed materials are due on the date given at the time of checkout. You can obtain information on the due dates of materials you have borrowed by selecting the Renew materials / Access your Library Record feature on the Renew Materials page.

Paying Fines

Fines for WWU library materials are $0.50 per day for books and $1.00 per day for videos and journals. Fines for overdue recalled items are doubled. Items considered long overdue are billed for $90.00.

Fine payment can be made in person at Circulation Services, by phone or by mail. The phone number is (360) 650-3084. The address is Circulation Services, Wilson Library, 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225-9103. If you pay by mail please make the check out to WWU and add your WWU ID#.

Recalls: Occasionally, items checked out to patrons may be recalled. This may happen when another patron requests the item, or when an item is needed for course reserve. Recalled items will be assigned a modified due date which is communicated by email. Recalled items not returned by their modified due date may be subject to recall fines.

Also see:

Loan Periods - WWU

Undergraduates

Loan Periods, fines and fees for

Undergraduates

Additional Information & Assistance: (360) 650-3084

Email: Lib.CircReserves@wwu.edu

  • Loan Period - Books 21 days
  • Pre-due notice - 3 days before due date
  • Due Notice - On due date
  • Fines - $0.50/day
  • Recall Fines - $1.00/day
  • Replacement Fee - $75.00
  • Nonrefundable Processing Fee - $15.00

  • Loan Period - Summits varies
  • Pre-due notices - 3 days before due date
  • Due Notice - On due date
  • Book fines - $0.50/day
  • Media fines - $1.00/day
  • Replacement Fee - $75.00
  • Nonrefundable Processing Fee - $15.00

  • Loan Period - Videos 7 days
  • Pre-due notices - 3 days before due date
  • Due Notice - On due date
  • Fines - $1.00/day
  • Replacement Fee - $75.00
  • Nonrefundable Processing Fee - $15.00

  • Loan Period - Journals 7 days
  • Pre-due notices - 3 days before due date
  • Due Notice - On due date
  • Fines - $1.00/day
  • Recall Fines - $2.00/day
  • Replacement Fee - $75.00
  • Nonrefundable Processing Fee - $15.00

Graduate Students

Loan Periods, fines and fees for

Graduate Students

Additional Information & Assistance: (360) 650-3084

Email: Lib.CircReserves@wwu.edu

  • Loan Period - Books 90 days
  • Pre-due notices - 3 days before due date
  • Due Notice - On due date
  • Fines - $0.50/day
  • Recall Fines - $1.00/day
  • Replacement Fee - $75.00
  • Nonrefundable Processing Fee - $15.00

  • Loan Period - Summits 42 days
  • Pre-due notices - 3 days before due date
  • Due Notice - On due date
  • Fines - $0.50/day
  • Replacement Fee - $75.00
  • Nonrefundable Processing Fee - $15.00

  • Loan Period - Videos 7 days
  • Pre-due notices - 3 days before due date
  • Due Notice - On due date
  • Fines - $1.00/day
  • Replacement Fee - $75.00
  • Nonrefundable Processing Fee - $15.00

  • Loan Period - Journals 7 days
  • Pre-due notices - 3 days before due date
  • Due Notice - On due date
  • Fines - $1.00/day
  • Recall Fines - $2.00/day
  • Replacement Fee - $75.00
  • Nonrefundable Processing Fee - $15.00

Faculty/Staff/Administrators

Loan Periods, fines and fees for

Faculty/Staff/Administrators

Additional Information & Assistance: (360) 650-3084

Email: Lib.CircReserves@wwu.edu

  • Loan Period - Books 90 days
  • Pre-due notices - 3 days before due date
  • Due Notice - On due date
  • Recall Fines - $1.00/day
  • ILL Fines - $0.50/day
  • Replacement Fee - $75.00
  • Nonrefundable Billing Fee - $15.00

  • Loan Period - Summits 42 days
  • Pre-due notices - 3 days before due date
  • Due Notice - On due date
  • Fines - $0.50/day
  • Replacement Fee - $75.00
  • Nonrefundable Processing Fee - $15.00

  • Loan Period - Videos 7 days
  • Pre-due notices - 3 days before due date
  • Due Notice - On due date
  • Recall Fines - $2.00 / day
  • Replacement Fee - $75.00
  • Nonrefundable Billing Fee - $15.00

  • Loan Period - Journals 7 days
  • Pre-due notices - 3 days before due date
  • Due Notice - On due date
  • Recall Fines - $1.00/day
  • Replacement Fee - $75.00
  • Nonrefundable Processing Fee - $15.00