Borrowing

Circulation & Reserves

The Circulation desk as seen from the front

Alternatives

If we don't have the materials you need, you can

Guests

Not affiliated with Western?  You can still use the library and borrow materials!

Learn more about our guest user accounts.

Guest Library Access

WWU does not provide internet access or access to electronic subscription databases to guest members

Want to browse the library?

  • We are open and you are welcome to visit us.

Want to check out items?

  • Whatcom One borrowing is a free reciprocal borrowing agreement between Bellingham public Library, Whatcom County Library System, & WWU.  Whatcom One borrowers can borrow from any of these libraries and in some circumstances, pickup materials at another library.
  • Community cards can be purchased at the circulation desk for a cost of $25 / year.  Privileges include a 6 week loan period and the abilityt o place holds on items.
  • Reciprocal Borrowing with other Northwest Colleges and Universities.  Students, faculty, and staff from 4 location colleges (WCC, NWIC, BTC, and SVC) and the 38 Summit Colleges and University can borrow materials from WWU Libraries.

Contact us for any questions or additional ways to become a member.

  • 2nd floor Haggard Hall
  • (360) 650-3084
  • library.circulation@wwu.edu

How to Pay your Library Fees

  • Step 1: Go to the OneSearch -My Library Card page to view your fines and fees.

  • Step 2: Determine the amount of your fine or fee. Remember this amount for Step 3.
    View of My Library Card screen with Fee amount on the bottom next to Lost item replacement fee section
  • Step 3: Go to the Cashnet Payment Page to pay your fine.

  • Step 4: Enter the amount from your OneSearch My Account page into the relevant box.  
    ​​​​​​Cashnet form with fields for Current Fees, Name (Last, First), W#, and Email
  • Step 5: Follow the instructions to complete transaction.

  • Step 6: Upon completion of your payment, exit and return to Western Libraries.