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News & Events

Western students, faculty, and staff can now review the 2023 -2024 subscription review list and will have until Sunday, March 10 to submit their feedback.

Creative Writing Workshops

Artistic rendering of a lightbulb attached to a pencil writing a curved line of light surrounded by bright starry sparks.
Mondays 1-2 pm & Thursdays 2-3 pm
| Haggard Hall 210

Are you interested in creative writing? Drop by one of the Hacherl Research & Writing Studio’s Creative Writing Workshops held twice a week through winter quarter!

Pacific Northwest Film Premiere and Panel Discussion Exploring Feminism, Women’s and LGBTQ+ Rights

Elizabeth Wood, left, and Catharine R. Stimpson, right, at the West Side Highway docks in New York City, 1977.
| PAC Mainstage

Screening of 'Love Letters' follows the remarkable love story of professor and feminist scholar Catharine R. Stimpson and musicologist Elizabeth Wood.

Displays & Exhibits

Back to Black: The word Black has a gold scribble above the A representing a crown while the letters are formed with bold graphic yellow, red, blue and black triangles.
February 2024
| Online Only

Western Libraries celebrates Black History Month by highlighting the people, history, and stories from the Black Diaspora.

Images of imaginary scripts from Jyoti Duwadi's artists' books.
October 2, 2023 to March 15, 2024
| Special Collections | Wilson 6

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

Featured Topics

Haggard Hall Entrance

Thanks to a partnership with the Counseling and Wellness Center, you can borrow a portable happy light from the library for up to one week.

A smiling cartoon brain holding a book and sitting near a portable happy light surrounded by books.

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.

computer keyboard with two hands placed over the keys

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

Looking for extra sources for that paper you’re writing? Reviewing materials for an upcoming syllabus? Try ordering what you need through Summit!

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