Student reading a book in the library


April 2021 update: Contactless pickup and digital delivery services at Brescia are currently unavailable. Please visit the 'Access Collections' section of our COVID-19 updates page for further information.


Loan Periods

General Collection (stacks)

Borrower Type Loan Period Renewal Period
Brescia Students, Staff, and Guests;
Kings, Huron, St. Peters, Western Students
120 days Unlimited
Brescia Graduate Students 120 days Unlimited
Bresica Faculty 120 days Unlimited
Non-Brescia Alumni and Guests 28 days Unlimited
Non-Brescia Faculty and Graduate Students 28 days Unlimited


Please note that physical reserves materials will not be available during the 2020-2021 academic year. Visit the Course Readings site to find electronic materials on reserve for your courses.

Audio-Visual Material

Audio-visual materials (DVDs, CDs, etc.) are kept behind the circulation desk. VHS videos are interfiled with other materials in the stacks. DVDs and VHS can be borrowed for a maximum of 7 days with no renewals permitted. CDs can be borrowed for a maximum of 3 days with no renewals.

Reference Materials and Periodicals

Reference and Periodical publications are housed in the regular collection or in storage. These materials are designated for in-library use only.


Material Type Per Item Maximum Per Item
Hourly Loan Materials $2.00 / hour $56.00
Short Loan Materials $2.00 / day $56.00
Recalled Materials $4.00 / day $56.00

Borrowers are responsible for ALL materials logged on their account. It is the responsibility of library account holders to return all items undamaged and to monitor their accounts for suspicious activity. It is the responsibility of library account holders to keep their Identification Cards secure – items borrowed using stolen account information or ID will be the responsibility of the account holder unless the ID theft or suspicious activity was reported to the Library immediately upon discovery.

Borrowers who hold library materials overdue, or who are otherwise indebted to The Beryl Ivey Library, will have their borrowing privileges suspended. Borrowing privileges will be reinstated when all overdue materials are returned and/or replacement fees paid and all fines and processing fees are paid. Repeated violation of borrowing rules may lead to the permanent suspension of borrowing privileges.

If you have lost or damaged library material, please contact the home library.

Payment Information:

The Beryl Ivey Library accepts Visa, Mastercard, and Interac debit payments at the Library Service Desk.

An online payment option is also available to faculty, students and staff through My Library Account using Visa or MasterCard.

Interlibrary Loans (RACER):

The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service supports the research and scholarship needs of the Brescia community by attempting to borrow materials not available at Western Libraries, the Affiliated University College Libraries (Brescia, Huron, King's) and St. Peter's Seminary or any of the campus resource centres. The service is available to all registered faculty, students and staff of Brescia University College, the other affiliated University Colleges (Huron, King's), Western Libraries, and St. Peter's Seminary.

RACER is an online Interlibrary Loan system used to search for material and place requests. To access RACER you must have an account. To create your account, you need to register. If you have already registered, simply login. Please keep in mind that your University ID number is used as your login and your password is created by you.

For additional information, please visit the Western Libraries ILL page.