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*Welcome to the Learning Commons!: Library

About the Library

Western's Library provides access to a wide variety of resources and materials, including scholarly and academic articles, streaming video,  ebooks, magazines, encyclopedias, books in print, and more... all for FREE, using your Western ID. 

Student Learning Librarians are also available to help you find the research and information sources you need to complete an assignment, as well as answer any questions you might have about the research process itself.

Where to Find Books, Ebooks, and Audiobooks

The Library collection offers a wide variety of books, ebooks, and audiobooks to support your academic and extracurricular reading interests.

How to Find Articles and Access Library Databases

Databases collect content like articles from scholarly journals, magazine articles, and videos. There are databases for almost every subject and topic. Browse the list to find one that's just right for you. The video below explains how to navigate the list.

How to Find Research and Course Guides (Also Called LibGuides)

Our research guides collect the best resources, search strategies, and tips to help you complete your projects and assignments.

Choose from our complete list of LibGuides:


Or start with one of our most popular LibGuides:

Ask a Librarian

The library welcomes your questions and requests--we really do want to help! We can suggest the right database for your research, offer assistance when you get stuck finding sources, brainstorm new keywords to try, help you find the right person for your needs, and so much more. 

Connect with a Western Librarian