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Main Library (Haggard & Wilson)

8am - 9pm

10am - 9pm

9am - 4pm

10am - 9pm

Goltz-Murray Archives Building

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

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

Music Library

8am - 5pm

News & Events

Tabea Alexa Linhard: Testimonies of Flight, Afterlives of Refuge

Tabea Alexa Linhard
| Special Collections | Wilson 6

The public is invited to a keynote lecture as part of a symposium in partnership with The Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University (HEFNU).

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, Kitto Graduate Student Hub

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

Displays & Exhibits

Colorful tapestry with title, "Growing Up Muslim"; book jacket
April 2024
| Online Only

Western Libraries celebrates Arab American Heritage Month with this collection of books and music highlighting the diverse contributions and stories of Arab Americans. 

Three illustrations side-by-side showing an owl holding an "ABC's" book, an excerpt from sheet music, and a small child surrounded by ducks on a grassy lawn. All images were taken from children's poetry books that are available at Western Libraries.
April 1, 2024 through December 13, 2024
| Special Collections | Wilson 6

Selected from nearly 1,200 rare books donated to Western Libraries by award-winning author and inaugural U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate Jack Prelutsky, the material in this exhibition spans two hundred and fifty years in the history of poetry for the young and young at heart.

Featured Topics

Haggard Hall Entrance

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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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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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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Part of a global movement promoting access to scholarship and creative works, CEDAR, (which stands for Contributing to Education through Digital Access to Research), is Western’s open access institutional repository.

Angled view looking upward through several leaves and branches from a cedar tree in front of windows of Western's Old Main building.