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Special Circumstances: Remote Resources And Guidance

For research support:

Delivery and Access Options:

  • 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 items not available through the HathiTrust’s ETAS, these delivery services are available:

  • On-Campus Office delivery
  • Pickup Location Away from Campus (WSU Students & Employees Only): For items available at WSU, click “Request” on a specific item in Search It, select “WSU Pullman Away from Campus” as the Pickup Location and put your current mailing address in the “Comment” section. We will mail your material to you within the United States. We are extending this service to all patrons, including those within the City of Pullman and are providing postage-paid return labels for all items, at least for the duration of Spring semester, 2020. For items not available at WSU, you can request the item through InterLibrary Loan (ILLiad), however, at this time, many libraries are not loaning physical material. Electronic options may be available.
  • Electronic Document Delivery: We will scan articles and chapters from items within our collections (within the bounds of copyright) and send them electronically. Please fill out the Interlibrary Loan form to make a request.

Physical Resource Return

SPECIAL NOTICE: We have turned on automatic renewals for six-week loans of WSU material for undergraduates, community users, and Summit Visiting users until fall semester 2020. Graduate students and faculty should already have their materials checked out through September 28, 2020. You are free to return items, of course. Holland and Terrell has an outside book return available on the Terrell Mall. Owen and the Animal Health Libraries also have book drops located near their entrances.

Please note that for at least the rest of Spring semester, we are able to extend due dates for Summit and most Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) material, but you are free to return these items, as well. For Pullman patrons, if you have any material you want to return by mail, please email us at libraries.ill@wsu.edu and include your current mailing address and we will send you a postage-paid address label. Vancouver, Tri-Cities, and Spokane patrons, please use the contact information in the following links for open hours and directions on how to return or renew material: WSU-Vancouver, WSU-Tri-Cities, and WSU-Spokane.

If you live near other Summit libraries you may return Summit items there. Please be aware that some libraries may be closed. Contact your home library (see links above) if you have questions.

For library instruction:

  • Librarians can meet with your class using Zoom.
  • Librarians can create online activities for your students and share the results with you.
  • Librarians can create online guides to help highlight sources and services for a class or for a particular assignment.
  • Librarians can consult with students individually, or in groups, using Zoom, via email, or over the phone.
  • Librarian’s office hours may include online availability via Zoom.
  • Contact Library Instruction

Other services that may be of use


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