Staff, Alumni, and Visitors

Visiting the library:

The WJU Library welcomes visitors looking for a place to read, study, or conduct research. For the safety of our campus community and our visitors, we ask all visitors to simply register at the circulation desk upon arrival. The library staff enjoys having visitors and will support them in any way possible, although there may be times when priority is given to the WJU students and faculty for resources and assistance.

For additional library support, it is advisable to seek assistance and privileges through one’s primary library (e.g. a Public Library for the general public or College/School Library for non WJU students). However, for visitors interested in borrowing materials directly from the WJU library, we offer Community Patron Privileges.

Community Patron Privileges:

Adult residents of the greater Sacramento area, as well as students at Western Seminary and Fuller Seminary, may register for Community Patron Privileges in order to gain borrowing privileges and computer access. Registration must be done at the Library Circulation desk by presenting a picture ID, filling out an application, and paying a $50 fee for the year.

This fee is waived for Staff, WJU alumni, WJU-enrolled audit students, and local clergy. The fee may also be waived during the summer months for students of Rocklin area high schools. Summer months are determined by the WJU calendar, and registration must be done with a parent/guardian present. In addition to filling out the application, high school students must show a school ID, and a parent/guardian must show a photo ID.

Library Privileges for those with Community Patron Privileges:

Checkouts: 5 items total

Loan Period:

Books - 3 weeks
Audio Visual - 1 week
Reference - In-library use only
Periodicals - In-library use only

Renewals: If there is not a hold on the item(s), materials may be renewed once. Renewals may also be made over the phone at 916-577-2288 or e-mail us at

Fines and Fees:

Late Books, videos, materials - $0.25/day
Lost or Damaged items - Current replacement price of lost item & $25.00 handling and replacement fee ($50.00 if no replacement is available).

Computer Usage: Those with Community Patron Privileges may use any of the computers located in the library on a first-come basis, as long as there are no WJU students waiting. The computers in the media lab and the computer lab are reserved for WJU students, faculty, and staff only.

Printing and Copying:

B&W printing - $0.05 per page
Color printing - $0.25 per page
Photocopier   - $0.05 per page

Interlibrary Loan: Not available to community patrons.

Research Databases: Due to licensing restrictions, off-campus access to the library's electronic resources is not available for alumni, community patrons, or pastors.

Suspension of Community Patron Privileges: Library privileges may be suspended due to excessive fines or violation of library / University policies.

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