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Safe Return to Campus: Library Services: Library Spaces and Services

A guide to Library services during WSU's Safe Return to Campus

Library Services for Spring 2021

In response to WSU's Safe Return to Campus Plan, the Library has adjusted in-person and remote services to protect the health of the campus–and the broader–community. This guide provides a helpful list of services available and links to electronic resources and tutorials for navigating them. 

Library Services Overview







Library Hours have been revised to reflect changed campus needs.

The Library is open only to WSU students, faculty, and staff with a valid OneCard. 

Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM  to 5:00 PM

Sunday: 10:00 AM  to 6:00 PM

Visit the Library's Hours of Operation for information about holidays and scheduled closures.


Borrowing physical library items, such as print books, is available. Items, including Interlibrary Loan materials, may be returned using the book drop located next to the Library’s main entrance. 

Course reserve materials will be available to users via an online service. Faculty may request print and electronic items to be placed on reserve. Each e-reserve course is password protected and students should contact their professor for access.

Interlibrary Loan requests for items that can be fulfilled by other libraries will continue to be available. Use the online form to make a request (log in required). 


Instructional Services will be offered virtually using video conferencing or other online tools. Faculty who want to schedule an instruction session may complete a request form or contact a librarian. 


Research help is available through live chat Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM or via email.  You may also contact a librarian directly by phone or email.


Library Spaces are open to WSU students, faculty and staff with a valid OneCard. Tap your OneCard  to access the building. Seating, computer workstations and public service desks have been reconfigured to maintain social distancing and prevent crowding.  Hand sanitizer and disinfectant spray for surfaces is available.  

Additional study spaces are located in the Student Center and are open Monday-Thursday 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM; Friday, 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM; Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  

Using Remote Services

Electronic collections include more than 300,000 e-books and e-journals, and 280 databases are accessible online to WSU students and faculty. Begin your search by using the search box on the Library Homepage. You can also limit your search to just database collections or journal collections

Having trouble navigating? Visit one of the Library's quick tutorials to learn search tips. 

Finding Books using OneSearch tutorial

Finding and downloading e-books tutorial

Navigating databases by subject tutorial 

Locating journals by title tutorial

Using the Library Space

The Library Cafe is closed and drinking fountains are offline. Campus dining services offers alternatives for dining, coffee, and take-out. 

Study groups are strongly discouraged. Group study sessions, like all group events, should be conducted remotely using videoconferencing tools.

Mask use is required in the Library and across campus. Students should observe social distancing standards and follow directional signs on doors, hallways, and around service desks.