Vice-Provost & Chief Librarian: Catherine Steeves

Western Libraries comprises eight service locations distributed across the University campus and is a member of the Ontario Council of University Libraries, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries and the Association of Research Libraries. Recognized for the quality of its staff, the access and services provided, and its outstanding collections - which include over eleven million items in print, microform, and various other formats, as well as online access to tens of thousands of digital resources - Western Libraries supports the University's mission of providing the best student experience among Canada's leading research-intensive universities.

Use the Library Catalogue and other web services to explore your field of study. Helpful staff members are available to provide assistance at service desks in eight different locations:

Our Mission:

Western Libraries is committed to excellence: anticipating information and service needs related to the University's goals for research and scholarship, teaching and learning, and service to our university community and key partners. Our staff engages the Western academic community in the development of new services, and continuously strives to exceed the expectations of our diverse user groups.

Our Vision:

Western Libraries will be a leader in providing both the best library-as-place and the best place-as-library experience for the Western academic community.


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