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Main Library (Haggard & Wilson)

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Goltz-Murray Archives Building

8:30am-12pm | 1pm-4:30pm | Appt. Required

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Music Library

8am - 5pm

News & Events

'The Primary Source' brings you news and updates from Western Libraries Archives & Special Collections.

Western Libraries Archives & Special Collections is currently accepting applications for the James W. Scott Regional Research Fellowship. Applications are due by January 31, 2024.

Western Libraries is pleased to announce that this year we will once again not have to make any subscription cancellations. As part of this year’s subscription review process, we invite all students, faculty, and staff to submit requests for new subscriptions.

Displays & Exhibits

Bold waves of color entwined in a Native American design of bright red, turquoise blue and black.
November 2023
| Online Only

Western Libraries is proud to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. We offer a selection of materials representing stories, scholarship, and ways of knowing from a variety of authors and nations. 

Images of imaginary scripts from Jyoti Duwadi's artists' books.
October 2, 2023 to December 8, 2023
| Special Collections | Wilson 6

Transcending illusory boundaries is a central goal of the world’s great spiritual traditions.

Featured Topics

Haggard Hall Entrance

Are you interested in creative writing? Drop by one of the Creative Writing Workshops, held in Haggard 210 on Mondays and Thursdays throughout fall quarter.

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Having accessible, self-paced, 24/7 support for research and writing can help both busy students and instructors. Western Libraries has a suite of online resources created with this need in mind.

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The 2024 Whatcom READS selection, "Red Paint: The Ancestral Autobiography of a Coast Salish Punk," by Sasha taqʷšəblu LaPointe has won the 2023 Washington State Book Award for Creative Nonfiction/Memoir.

Whatcom READS poster for the book "Red Paint," with the author  Sasha taqʷšəblu LaPointe

Interested in learning more about the region in which we live? The Northwest Collection contains over 15,000 items with an emphasis on the Pacific Northwest region.

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