Borrowing Materials: WWU Students, Staff & Faculty

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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 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, 650-3084.

Loan Periods
See column on the right for details.

Renewals
Most general circulating materials can be renewed for two additional loan periods 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 Wing Loan Desk, or by phone (650-3084).

Overdue, Lost, or Damaged Materials
All borrowed materials are due on the date printed on the receipt issued 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
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 Wilson Library Circulation, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 98225-9103. If you pay by mail please make the check out to WWU and add your WWU ID#.

Recalls: Once an item has been checked out for 21 days or more, it is subject to recall when requested by another library user. A new due date is assigned which allows the borrower 7 days to return the item.

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 - 1 day early
  • Overdue Notices - 5, 10, 15 days
  • Lost Book Billing - 25 days
  • Fines - $0.50/day
  • Recall Fines - $1.00/day
  • Maximum Fine - $15.00
  • Replacement Fee - $75.00
  • Nonrefundable Processing Fee - $15.00

  • Loan Period - Summits 42 days
  • Pre-due notices - 1 day early
  • Overdue Notices - 7, 14, 21 days
  • Lost Item Billing - 35 days
  • Fines - $0.50/day
  • Maximum Fine - $15.00
  • Replacement Fee - $75.00
  • Nonrefundable Processing Fee - $15.00

  • Loan Period - Videos 7 days
  • Pre-due notice - 1 day early
  • Overdue Notices - 5, 10 days
  • Lost Item Billing - 15 days
  • Fines - $1.00/day
  • Maximum Fine - $15.00
  • Replacement Fee - $75.00
  • Nonrefundable Processing Fee - $15.00

  • Loan Period - Journals 3 days
  • Pre-due notice - 1 day early
  • Overdue Notices - 5, 10 days
  • Lost Item Billing - 15 days
  • Fines - $1.00/day
  • Recall Fines - $2.00/day
  • Maximum Fine - $15.00
  • 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-notification - 1 day early
  • Overdue Notices - 5, 10, 15 days
  • Lost Book Billing - 25 days
  • Fines - $0.50/day
  • Recall Fines - $1.00/day
  • Maximum Fine - $15.00
  • Replacement Fee - $75.00
  • Nonrefundable Processing Fee - $15.00

  • Loan Period - Summits 42 days
  • Pre-due notices - 1 day early
  • Overdue Notices - 7, 14, 21 days
  • Lost Item Billing - 35 days
  • Fines - $0.50/day
  • Maximum Fine - $15.00
  • Replacement Fee - $75.00
  • Nonrefundable Processing Fee - $15.00

  • Loan Period - Videos 7 days
  • Pre-due notice - 1 day early
  • Overdue Notices - 5, 10 days
  • Lost Item Billing - 15 days
  • Fines - $1.00/day
  • Maximum Fine - $15.00
  • Replacement Fee - $75.00
  • Nonrefundable Processing Fee - $15.00

  • Loan Period - Journals 3 days
  • Pre-due notice - 1 day early
  • Overdue Notices - 5, 10 days
  • Lost Item Billing - 15 days
  • Fines - $1.00/day
  • Recall Fines - $2.00/day
  • Maximum Fine - $15.00
  • 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 notice - 1 day early
  • Overdue Notices - 10, 20, 30 days
  • Lost Book Billing - 40 days
  • 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 - 1 day early
  • Overdue Notices - 7, 14, 21 days
  • Lost Item Billing - 35 days
  • Fines - $0.50/day
  • Maximum Fine - $15.00
  • Replacement Fee - $75.00
  • Nonrefundable Processing Fee - $15.00

  • Loan Period - Videos 7 days
  • Pre-due notices - 1 day early
  • Overdue Notices - 5, 10 days
  • Lost Video Billing - 15 days
  • Recall Fines - $2.00 / day
  • Replacement Fee - $75.00
  • Nonrefundable Billing Fee - $15.00

  • Loan Period - Journals 7 days
  • Pre-due notice - 1 day early
  • Overdue Notices - 5, 10 days
  • Lost Item Billing - 15 days
  • Recall Fines - $1.00/day
  • Maximum Fine - $15.00
  • Replacement Fee - $75.00
  • Nonrefundable Processing Fee - $15.00