Western Libraries Courtesy/Community Card

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Western Libraries Courtesy/Community Card

The Courtesy/Community card provides enhanced services over the Whatcom One Card. Courtesy/Community card holders can check out more items, renew more times and place holds and recalls for materials through the library catalog.

The Courtesy/Community card does not provide off-campus access to online subscription databases, which are contractually restricted to current WWU students, faculty, and staff.

Current members of the following groups may obtain a Courtesy/Community Card at no charge. Expiration dates will vary.

  • Whatcom County colleges students, faculty, and staff
  • Affiliated teaching faculty
  • Retired WWU faculty, staff, and administrators
  • WWU Alumni Club members
  • WWU Retirees Association members
  • WWU faculty, staff, and administrator spouses or partners
  • WWU workshop participants
  • President's Club members
  • Students presenting reciprocal borrowing arrangement cards
  • SPIE employees

All other persons may purchase a Courtesy/Community Card for an annual fee of $25.00. The card is valid for one year from the date of purchase.

For more information on eligibility for a Courtesy/Community Card or other information, call Circulation Services at (360) 650-3084.