Whatcom Libraries Collaborate - Western Libraries

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Whatcom Libraries Collaborate - Western Libraries

The One Card initiative was started by Whatcom Libraries Collaborate, a group of library administrators dedicated to expanding library access for better stewardship of resources and greater community impact. Thanks to a collaborative effort among area libraries, when all particpating libraries are open to the public, the One Card program allows anyone who lives or goes to school in Whatcom County to check out materials from any public or academic library in the county, and to return them to any library or book drop in the county.

However at this time, due to COVID-19, Whatcom One cardholders are not currently able to borrow items from Western Libraries. Options to request items from Western Libraries for pick up or mail delivery services are restricted to current students, staff, and faculty at Western. Unfortunately, we are currently unable to extend these same services to borrowers who do not have an active W# and account at Western. 

Please note: Bellingham Public Library is offering online requesting and curbside pickup of their library materials at their Central Branch location. For more information about those options, please see: https://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org/curbside. 


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