Harriet K. and Philip Pumerantz Library

Clinical Faculty and Preceptor Services

Information and Services for Clinical Faculty & Preceptors

Requesting Access to the Library

After you have received your clinical faculty appointment from Academic Affairs, you may request access to the library’s online resources.

To begin using the library’s online resources, please fill out the Remote Access Request Form

Your username and password is valid from the date it is issued, to June 30th of the current academic year.  A notification will be sent via email to reapply for the next academic year.

Clinical Faculty have remote access to all of the library’s electronic resources EXCEPT the following:

  • Micromedex
  • Natural Medicines
  • UpToDate
  • Science Journal
  • American Society for Microbiology Journals

Using Online Resources

The Library’s Online Resources can be accessed through the Electronic Resources page of the Library’s website.  You will be prompted to enter the provided username and password.

If you would like help searching for information, please contact a reference librarian at reference@westernu.edu

Due to license agreements with publishers, the on-campus and off-campus
use of subscribed electronic resources is limited to current faculty,
clinical faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students of Western
University of Health Sciences. Clinical faculty have remote access
to some of our electronic resources only during the term of their
Western University clinical faculty appointment. Some publisher license
agreements specifically exclude remote access by faculty not located
on the WesternU campus. Any unauthorized usage results in a violation
of the library’s contract with the service provider.

Requesting Articles

If you cannot find an electronic version of the article you are looking for, you may request it.  If it is not part of our collection, it can be requested using our InterLibrary Loan (ILLiad) service.

First time users will need to register here before they can use ILLiad.

To access ILLiad, log in with the username and password you have created during registration.

If you need to reset your ILLiad password, please click here.

Please submit no more than 5 requests at a time; once all of your requests have been processed you may request additional materials.

Reference, Research & Education Services

The research services available at no cost to clinical faculty include but are not limited to:

Reference & Outreach can be reached the following ways:

Ask a Librarian F.A.Q
Chat with a Librarian
by Phone – 909-469-5323
by Text – 909-474-2999
by Email – reference@westernu.edu


Monday – Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday 11:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday No reference staff available

Borrowing print materials

To find print materials search our online catalog for items in our collection.  You may borrow library materials for up to six weeks with one renewal.  You will need to identify yourself as clinical faculty and present a picture ID to library staff at
time of check out.