Western Libraries - Winter 2018

Winter 2018 Issue

Welcome to the winter edition of the Libraries' newsletter! Read on to learn more about the Libraries' annual Undergraduate Research Award. If you are currently working on your award-winning research masterpiece, don't forget our Summit Borrowing system. It's now faster than ever, due in part to a new and improved courier service. Or if you just need a break from it all, check out the newly invigorated Daylight Lounge Collection, and read on for info about how you can help us keep the collection interesting and fresh.


Section 1 Header   Section 2 Header

By Elizabeth Stephen
Librarian for Student Engagement

Elizabeth Stephan

Western Libraries is currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Western Libraries Undergraduate Research Award. Awards are given annually to students who demonstrate outstanding library research in the writing of papers for college credit courses that were taught at Western during either fall or winter quarters of the current academic year. Each award winner receives $500.00 and publication in Western CEDAR, Western's institutional repository.

Continue Reading...



By Jesse Thomas
Interlibrary Loan at Western Libraries

Jesse Thomas

Looking for extra sources for that paper you're writing? Want to borrow a book for your next reading group meeting? Reviewing materials for an upcoming syllabus? Try ordering what you need through Summit. It's convenient, it's free, and now it's also faster than ever! Western Libraries recently switched to a new courier service in an effort to improve delivery times. Since July 2017, the average rate of arrival for a Summit item has dropped from 7.8 to 4.2 days, with many items arriving within 2-3 business days.

Continue Reading...


Section 3 Header

By The Daylight Lounge Team

The Daylight Lounge team

Are you looking for a relaxing read or a new movie to watch? Need an escape from the day-to-day academic grind? Check out the Daylight Lounge Collection on the second floor of Wilson Library! Supported by donated funds, the Daylight Lounge Collection now has over 130 new books and films that have been added since September. With new items being added each month, the Daylight Lounge Collection is your place to find books and DVDs of popular appeal.

Continue Reading...