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Information for Guests

Information for visitors to D'Amour Library

Guest User Policies



Guests are defined as any visitors to D’Amour Library who are not currently active Western New England University students, faculty, or staff.

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.


Building Access

All guest users are welcome to use D’Amour Library until 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday during the academic year. Guests may not use the library after 5:00 PM on weekdays, any time during the weekend, or at any time the building is on swipe access.

All guests must complete a Library Guest Application to use D’Amour Library. All guest users are required to check in at the Library Circulation Desk each time they are in the building, and check out when they leave. A current state-issued ID is required to register.

All guest users must comply with D’Amour Library policies to remain eligible for access to D’Amour Library.


Library Access Cards

Only alumni of Western New England may apply for a Library Access Card that permits them to use D’Amour Library after 5:00 PM on weekdays and on weekends during the academic year. 

Applicants for such access cards must come to the Circulation Desk of D’Amour Library and complete the Western New England University Alumni Access Card Application as well as the D'Amour Library Guest Card Application form. Applicants must have a current government issued photo ID card and a WNE Alumni Card. After the application has been approved by a library circulation supervisor or librarian and a record has been created for the user by the Office of Information Technology and provided the proper privileges by Public Safety, the applicant will be notified by the library via email. The applicant must then go to Public Safety to be issued the library access card. Such library access cards will be good for one year. Public Safety will issue alumni library access cards Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM.


Computer Use

A WNE computer login is required to use the Library’s computers. Registered guests are welcome to access the wneGuest wireless network on their personal devices while visiting D’Amour Library.



Guests planning to print from the Library’s computers must purchase $5.00 printing cards at the Circulation Desk. $.10 will be deducted from the original $5.00 balance for every black and white page printed; $.20 will be deducted for every page printed in color. D’Amour Library is not able to accept debit or credit cards and cannot issue refunds for misplaced cards.

Borrowing Privileges

Registered guest users may use all collections, including electronic databases, books, and journals within the library building. No guest user may access electronic resources remotely. Guest users may register for a library card.  

All guest users are responsible for the library materials they borrow and are subject to overdue fines and replacement costs for damaged and lost items.


Guest Borrowers

Alumni and education-affiliated guests may borrow:

  • Books (up to 3 at a time), 4 week loan
  • Accessories, such as headphones, as labeled

Fines for overdue items:

  • Books, $0.10/day overdue
  • Accessories, as labeled

Community guests may borrow:

  • Books (up to 3 at a time), 4 week loan
  • Accessories, such as headphones, as labeled

Fines for overdue items:

  • Books, $1/day overdue
  • Accessories, as labeled