Western University of Health Sciences Harriet K. and Philip Pumerantz Library Western University of Health Sciences
Harriet K. and Philip Pumerantz Library

Borrowing Services

General Information


All borrowers must be registered in the library’s circulation system and show a WesternU ID badge with each transaction.

Faculty, staff, and students of Western University must have a WU issued ID card to be eligible for library services. Students may check out books for the following time periods:


All On Campus Students:

All Off Campus Students:

Popular reading books:

Alumni & IEALC (limit of 3 items):

Reserve items:

Interlibrary Loan Books:

Theses & Dissertations:

Reference items & Journals:

Adjunct Faculty:

Clinical Faculty:



Borrowing Periods

1 week, 3 renewals

6 weeks, 1 renewal

2 months

2 weeks, 1 renewal

Varies by reserve

3 weeks, no renewal

1 month, no renewal

Library Use Only

6 weeks, no renewals

6 weeks, 1 renewal

6 weeks, 2 renewals

Please call the library at 909-469-5323 for more information.



Overdue Information


If items checked out on your library card are not turned in on or before the scheduled due date, they are considered to be overdue and charges will be accrued on your library account.


Holds may be placed on library materials that are checked out and on items showing an available status in the online catalog. To place holds you will need to use your WesternU Network username/password to log in.

Online Renewal

The Pumerantz Library offers the ability to renew your books outside of the library using the online catalog. To renew use your WesternU network username and password to log in.


Print Journals may not be checked out. The Journal collection is located on the third floor. Photocopiers are available in the copy room on the third floor.

Reference Material

The print Reference Collection is available on the second floor. Reference material may not be checked out.