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Quick Guide to Modified Library Operations

Please refer to our Quick Guide PDF below for information on WSU Libraries’ services and resources.

Library Spaces

Library spaces will be closed to students and faculty throughout the Summer Session (May 10 – Aug 22, 2021). 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 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.

Returning Materials

Due Dates

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 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

24/7 Chat

Click on “Ask Us!” at

Zoom Meeting

Visit to make an appointment with a librarian.


Visit to contact a librarian by subject or department.

Other Digital Resources

Open-Access Resources

Link to (temporarily) free journals, databases, etc. at

WSU Affiliated Resources

To gain access to WSU affiliated resources from off-campus visit

WSU Libraries, PO Box 645610, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-5610, 509-335-9671
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