Western Libraries

Today's Hours

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

The Western Libraries has finalized the outcomes of the 2023-24 subscription review process. These changes, most of which will take effect on January 1, 2025, are part of an ongoing effort to ensure that the university’s portfolio of journal, database, and e-book subscriptions remains dynamic and relevant.

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Open Studio is a casual weekly meetup held in the ISB Collaborative Space, offering graduate students a great way to strengthen independent skills and structure regular work time while also connecting with other graduate students.

Creative Writing Workshops

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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

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.

"Jewish American Heritage Month" on a blue background with star of david and stripes
May 2024
| Online Only

Western Libraries celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month with a selection of books and other resources, including distinctive materials from the Archives & Special Collections.   

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May 2024
| Online Only

Western Libraries celebrates Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American Heritage Month, including an emphasis on voices and stories from the Pacific Northwest.

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.

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