Borrowing Information - Community Members

Borrow Library Materials

Borrowing Information - Community Members

Welcome to Circulation Services at Western Libraries! When Western Libraries is open to the public, Western Libraries offers two options for community members to borrow library materials: The Whatcom One Card or the Western Libraries Courtesy Card.

Due to COVID-19, community members are not currently able to borrow items from Western Libraries. At this time, 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:

Please see below for loan periods, fines, and other information that applies to Western Libraries when it is open to the public.


Questions? Not sure where to start? Call us at (360) 650-3084 or email us at and we’d be happy to help!