Quick Guide to Modified Library Operations
Please refer to our Quick Guide PDF below for information on WSU Libraries’ services and resources.
Library spaces will be closed to students and faculty through at least the Spring 2021 semester. Both the CUE and the Spark are open to WSU community members who are on campus to study.
Checking out Materials
Digital Emergency Access Services
In order to provide swift access to our resources, we are participating in HathiTrust’s Emergency Temporary Access Services. A significant percentage of our physical books are available via HathiTrust’s ETAS and will be available digitally in Search It to WSU Students and employees until the Libraries re-open.
- For physical items not available through the Hathitrust’s ETAS, the following delivery services are available
Contactless Pickup in Pullman
For most items available at WSU and through Summit, visit libraries.wsu.edu and click “Request” on a specific item in Search It. For fast, contactless pickup, choose “Pullman Locker Pickup” as the pickup location. When materials are ready you will receive an email providing a locker number and combination. The lockers are located in the Terrell Library Garage Elevator Lobby off of the Terrell Mall. Materials will be held in the locker for 7 days and will be available 24/7. This service is available to WSU students, faculty, staff, as well as community members.
U.S. Mail Delivery
WSU affiliates can select “Pullman Home Delivery” as the pickup location. We will mail your material to your home address within the U.S. (and include a USPS postage paid return label for returns). Please be sure your address is updated in MyWSU.
Both above delivery options available for Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad). On-campus office delivery will not be available in Fall 2020.
- QUESTIONS? Please email email@example.com
Autorenewals are in place for most material, at least through Fall 2020.
Returns can be made in the outside book returns at Holland & Terrell, Owen or the Animal Health Libraries. Summit materials may also be returned directly to a Summit Library (call ahead to confirm they are accepting returns). Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or would like a postage-paid return address label to return library material by mail.
All returned material will be quarantined for 72–96 hours before being checked in.
Getting Research Help
Click on “Ask Us!” at libraries.wsu.edu
Visit calendar.libraries.wsu.edu to make an appointment with a librarian.
Visit libraries.wsu.edu/find-your-librarian to contact a librarian by subject or department.
Other Digital Resources
Link to (temporarily) free journals, databases, etc. at libraries.wsu.edu/free-resources-temporary-online-teaching/
WSU Affiliated Resources
To gain access to WSU affiliated resources from off-campus visit libraries.wsu.edu/proxy-bookmarklet