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


Dive into the Beryl Ivey Library’s collection! All students, faculty and staff have access to print and electronic resources by using your Western One Card. We also ensure students, faculty and staff have access to a large recreational reading collection in addition to academic materials to support research, learning, and teaching. All loanable items can be requested via Omni.

Course Readings

Please note: physical course readings are not available on short term loan during this academic year. Electronic course readings are available through the course readings website.

Print course reserves are located behind the Service Desk and organized by call number; therefore, you need to know the call number prior to coming to the desk. You can look these up in your course readings. Please note: 

  • Course reserves have varying loan periods (two hours, one day, three days or seven days)
  • Course reserves are checked out on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Any overdue items result in a $2.00 fine per hour they are late
  • Materials may only be renewed if there is a second copy available. If there is only one copy, you must wait 10 minutes before signing out the material again.

Overnight Course Reserve Policy

Students may borrow course reserves overnight, if they check-out material two hours or less before close. Overnight reserves must be placed in the drop-box outside the Library by the times noted below. If reserves are returned after the Library is open, they should be given to a library staff member at the Service Desk.

Day Check out Time Due Date Time
Monday 8:00 p.m. or later 8:00 a.m. Tuesday
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.or later 8:00 a.m. Wednesday
Wednesday 8:00 p.m. or later 8:00 a.m. Thursday
Thursday 8:00 p.m.or later 8:00 a.m. Friday
Friday 5:00 p.m. or later 10:00 a.m. Saturday
Saturday 6:00 p.m.or later 10:00 a.m. Sunday
Sunday 6:00 p.m. or later 8:00 a.m. Monday

Recreational Reading Collection

Do you need a break from your course readings? Or, are you ready to discover Margaret Atwood’s new fictional world in The Testaments? The Beryl Ivey Library collects current bestsellers and a wide variety of genres, including: wellness, non-fiction, mystery/thriller, romance and more!