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Safe Campus: Library Spaces and Services

A guide to Library services related to WSU's Safe Campus plan.

Library Services for Spring 2021

In response to WSU's Safe Campus Plan, the Library has adjusted some in-person and remote services to protect the health of the campus and the broader community. This guide highlights services available for Fall 2021. 

Library Services Overview







Library Hours

Monday, August 30th through Saturday, September 11th:

  • Sunday: 3:00 PM  to 11:00 PM
  • Monday through Thursday: 7:30 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 7:30 AM  to 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Beginning Sunday, September 12th:

  • Sunday: 11:00 AM  to 1:00 AM
  • Monday through Thursday: 7:30 AM to 1:00 AM
  • Friday: 7:30 AM  to 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 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. To return borrowed items, including Interlibrary Loan materials, please use the book drop located next to the Library’s main entrance. 

Course reserve materials are available via an online service. Faculty may request print and electronic items to be placed on reserve. E-reserves are password protected so students should contact their professor for access.

Interlibrary Loan requests continue to be available. Use the online form to make a request (log in required). 


Instructional Services are delivered in-person on campus or virtually using videoconferencing tools. Faculty wishing to schedule an instruction session may complete a request form or contact a librarian. 


Research help is available in-person at the library help desk and through live chat Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM, or via email.  You may also contact a librarian for help directly by phone or email.


Library Spaces are open to those who are currently affiliated with WSU. Hand sanitizer and disinfectant spray for surfaces is available.  

Using Online Services

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

Need help navigating the new HELM catalog? Tutorials will be linked here soon. 

Using the Library Space

The Library Cafe will be closed for Fall, 2021. Campus dining services continues to offer dining, coffee, and take-out. 

Study groups like all group events, should observe appropriate social distancing standards or be conducted remotely using videoconferencing tools.

Mask use is required in the Library and inside all campus buildings.