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Campus Notices

Library Services for Summer Quarter & Beyond

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All CWU Libraries locations will remain closed through the summer. However, we are operating virtual services and can deliver many of our resources in electronic format. Services are evolving and resources are being added, so be sure to regularly check our service update page. If you have any questions at all, we're here to help

Late Fees

Your CWU, Summit, and Interlibrary Loan items were automatically renewed for you until the beginning of Fall Quarter, 2020. All late fees accrued during this period will be waived. 

Article & Chapter Scans

We will scan and deliver articles and book chapters from our collection and deliver them to your email within 24 hours. This service is for students, faculty, staff, Alumni Association and community borrowers. Find material and place requests through OneSearch. Please note: Due to copyright and administrative restrictions, we can only offer scanning of reasonable and limited portions of works.

Home Delivery

CWU students, faculty, and staff may request CWU Libraries books and media from OneSearch, and we'll deliver them to your home. Material will be sent via Library Mail rate, but please contact us at if you need something quicker. Ellensburg residents will have the option to pick up requested material by appointment at Brooks Library. We will contact you after you place your request to determine your preference.

Summit & Interlibrary Loan

Physical item requesting through Summit and interlibrary loan and is now available. Many libraries remain closed and may be unable to lend us material, but we'll do our best to fill your request. Once received, your item will be placed in a short quarantine before we mail it to you via USPS. Please contact us with any questions at

Online Research

We have many new and trial databases available for you to use on- or off-campus. For the full list of all of the databases we subscribe to, please visit our A-Z list. You must be a current CWU student, faculty, or staff member with a valid account to access these resources. 

Research Help

We can assist you virtually via email24/7 synchronous chat, and Zoom consultations

Faculty Instruction Support

Now is the time to start planning for your fall courses. Because we do not know how access to campus and the Libraries will change come fall quarter, we advise instructors who are teaching in fall 2020 to plan for online course readings and materials to the greatest extent possible.

Returning Items

Books and media, including Summit and Interlibrary Loan materials, may be returned to the book drop near the front entrance of Brooks Library. Returns may also be made at an Orbis Cascade Alliance member library. Please check individual library websites to confirm they are accepting returns.

Library and MEC laptops/equipment must be returned to Brooks Library. Contact us at (509) 963-3682 or to set up a date/time.





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